RC Organizational Report: August 18

The organization split its six games on Wednesday, with the Burlington Royals having the night off. Mike Moustakas homered in the O-Royals' win, while the Naturals used 10 hits and some solid pitching to secure a one-run victory over the RoughRiders. Click inside to read the day's entire organizational report.

AAA: Omaha 5, Fresno 0

W: Luis Mendoza (9-8, 4.23)
HR: Mike Moustakas (6), Ed Lucas (13)

Luis Mendoza threw a gem, tossing eight scoreless innings as the O-Royals shut out the Grizzlies, 5-0. Mendoza allowed four hits and struck out five batters before Victor Marte worked a perfect ninth to close the game. On offense, Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5, mashing a home run while David Lough went 2-for-4 with a double. Ed Lucas also went deep for the O-Royals.

Omaha continues its series against Fresno Thursday.




AA: NW Arkansas 4, Frisco 3

W: Danny Duffy (3-1, 2.62)

The Naturals fell behind early to the RoughRiders but scored four unanswered runs and rallied back to win, 4-3. Danny Duffy threw seven solid innings, giving up three runs on four hits while ringing up five batters. Patrick Keating held the RoughRiders hitless over the final two frames, striking out three hitters. At the plate, Chris McConnell went 3-for-3, roping a double and a triple while Eric Hosmer and Manny Pina each went 2-for-4 with a double. Clint Robinson also had a multi-hit game, but Josh Fields went 0-for-2 in his first rehab start in Double-A.

NW Arkansas plays the second game of its series against Frisco Thursday night.




High-A: Frederick 4, Wilmington 1

L: Aaron Crow (1-2, 5.74)
HR: Wil Myers (2)

The Blue Rocks struggled at the plate with men on base, going 0-for-9 and stranding ten base runners in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Keys. Wil Myers accounted for the team's only run with a solo shot in the sixth inning. Adrian Ortiz and Christian Colon both had multi-hit games, and Ernesto Mejia added a double. Aaron Crow gave up four runs on five hits while fanning eight batters before Brendan Lafferty and Manauris Baez closed out the game with three scoreless frames.

Wilmington finishes its series against Frederick Thursday.




Low-A: Peoria 5, Burlington 2

L: Scott Kelley (0-3, 4.27)
HR: Jose Bonilla (3)

Carlo Testa and Jose Bonilla hit well Wednesday, but the rest of the Bees were quiet at the plate in a 5-2 loss to the Chiefs. Testa collected three hits, while Bonilla smacked a double and a home run. Sugar Ray Marimon pitched five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits before being replaced by Scott Kelley, who gave up three unearned runs on two hits over the next 1.2 innings. Mitch Hodge was perfect over the game's final four outs.

Burlington will play the second game of its series against Peoria Thursday night.




Rookie: Missoula 4, Idaho Falls 3

L: Brian Peacock (0-4, 7.42)
HR: Murray Watts (11)

Brian Peacock remains winless for the Chukars, suffering his fourth straight loss in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Osprey. The left-hander threw five innings, giving up three runs and nine hits while striking out five. Nick Graffeo allowed one run on four hits in relief of Peacock, and Tyler Graham shut out the Osprey in the bottom of the eighth. The Chukars only had four hits on offense, but one was a two-run homer off the bat of Murray Watts.

Idaho Falls wraps up its series against Missoula Thursday.




Rookie: AZL Royals 4, AZL Mariners 2

W: Robinson Yambati (6-2, 2.77)

Five pitchers pitched for the AZL Royals, combining to give up just two runs in a 4-2 victory over the AZL Mariners. Julio Pimentel allowed one run to cross in the first inning before he was replaced by Robinson Yambati, who shut out the Mariners for the next 4.1 innings. Nick Rogers allowed one run to score on one hit over the next 1.2 innings before Nick Wooley and Cole White each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to close out the game. On offense, Victor Soto, Jorge Bonifacio and Hector Moreno each legged out triples, while Jerico Blanco contributed a double.

The AZL Royals square off Thursday night against the AZL Rangers.


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