RC Organizational Report: August 19

The Royals' minor league system split its eight games on Thursday, including a doubleheader split by the Arizona Royals. Three of the full season clubs won their games, however, with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals the only exception. Click inside to read Thursday's entire minor league report.

AAA: Omaha 6, Fresno 5

W: Louis Coleman (4-1, 2.22)
HR: Mike Moustakas (7)

The O-Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth, coming back to defeat the Grizzlies, 6-5. Scott Thorman went 3-for-4 with a double, while Ed Lucas and Lucas May went 2-for-4 with a double. Mike Moustakas hit a home run in his second straight game, a solo shot in the sixth inning. Moose has now hit safely in nine straight games. Blaine Hardy started and gave up four runs on eight hits over five innings before Brian Anderson and Louis Coleman threw three combined perfect innings in relief. Josh Rupe recorded one out in the top of the ninth but gave up a run and two hits before Tim Collins recorded the final two outs of the game.

Omaha finishes its series against Fresno Friday night.




AA: Frisco 5, NW Arkansas 4

L: Rowdy Hardy (4-2, 3.65)

John Lamb labored through his fourth start in Double-A, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out four over five innings as the Naturals lost 5-4 to the RoughRiders. The game was still tied after five, but Rowdy Hardy allowed one run over the next two innings before Ben Swaggerty and Henry Barrera each tossed a scoreless frame in relief. On offense, Nick Van Stratten had a multi-hit game, while Josh Fields added a double. Eric Hosmer finished 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Clint Robinson, who started in left field for the first time in his professional career, finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.

NW Arkansas plays its series finale Friday against Frisco.




High-A: Wilmington 6, Frederick 5

W: Ivor Hodgson (6-9, 4.20)
HR: Wil Myers (3), Nick Francis (11)

Wil Myers went 3-for-3 and jacked a home run in a second straight game, powering the Blue Rocks past the Keys, 6-5. Nick Francis smashed a solo shot in the seventh, while Adrian Ortiz and Christian Colon both had two hits. Colon also connected on a double. Wil Smith tossed the first six frames, allowing four runs on six hits while walking none and ringing up six batters. Ivor Hodgson shut out the Keys for the next two innings before Manauris Baez allowed a run in the ninth while earning his first save of the season.

Wilmington returns home Friday night to face the Lynchburg Hillcats.




Low-A: Burlington 7, Peoria 2

W: Dusty Odenbach (8-9, 4.70)
HR: Deivy Batista (5)

Dusty Odenbach pitched seven strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits as the Bees beat the Chiefs, 7-2. Rodolfo Encarnacion recorded one out in the eighth but left the bases loaded for Matt Morizio, who closed out the game without allowing a run to cross. At the plate, Deivy Batista was a triple away from the cycle, finishing 3-for-4 on the day. Jake Kuebler and Gerard Hall both had two hits, and Jose Bonilla smacked a triple.

Burlington wraps up its series against Peoria Friday night.




Rookie: Missoula 10, Idaho Falls 7

L: Leondy Perez (3-4, 5.91)
HR: Murray Watts (12)

Two Chukars errors allowed six unearned runs to cross, leading Idaho Falls to a 10-7 loss to the Missoula Osprey. Leondy Perez allowed four runs on four hits while ringing up five batters over 4.2 innings before Allen Caldwell relieved him and gave up all six unearned runs in one inning of work. Alex Rivers held the Osprey scoreless over the final 2.1 innings. On offense, Murray Watts went deep in his third straight game, and Reggie Taylor contributed a triple. Taylor, Juan Polonia, and Dale Cornstubble all had multi-hit games.

Idaho Falls continues its road trip Friday when the club kicks off a series against the Helena Brewers.




Rookie: Kingsport 8, Burlington 3

L: Jonathon Dooley (3-6, 5.03)
HR: Anthony Howard (3)

The Burlington Royals lost their series opener to the Kingsport Mets, falling 8-3 Thursday night. Jonathon Dooley gave up three runs on four hits in just one inning before being lifted for Robbie Penny, who shut out the Mets for the next five frames. Jake Ramsey and Claudio Bavera combined to give up five runs over the next 2.1 innings before Justin Mazur recorded the final two outs in the top of the ninth. On offense, Anthony Howard went 2-for-3 with a home run, and Michael Liberto contributed a double.

Burlington plays the second game of its three-game series against Kingsport Friday.




Rookie: AZL Rangers 10, AZL Royals 5
AZL Royals 7, AZL Rangers 3


W: Jose Sanchez (1-1, 4.00)
L: Kyle Kriech (2-2, 6.43)

The Arizona Royals split a doubleheader on Thursday, dropping the first game 10-5 before winning the nightcap, 7-3. Yordano Ventura started the first game, allowing three earned runs on six hits in 4.0 innings pitched before giving way to the bullpen. Kyle Kriech and Chase Boruff combined to allow seven runs (just three earned) over the final three frames. On offense, Cameron Conner led the way with a 2-for-4 effort, including a double and two RBIs. Mike Antonio was 1-for-4, and Jin-Ho Shin finished 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs.

In game two, Antonio and Henry Moreno provided most of the pop for the Royals. Antonio was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, while Moreno finished 3-for-3 with a double and a triple. On the mound, Rudy Brown tossed the first four innings, holding the Rangers scoreless on just three hits and two walks while fanning three. Jose Sanchez earned his first victory with 2.2 shutout innings of relief.

The AZL Royals travel to Peoria on Friday night to take on the AZL Mariners.


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