AAA: Omaha 2, Iowa 0 (F11)
W: Tim Collins (2-0, 0.56)
HR: Scott Thorman (20)
Scott Thorman mashed a two-run homer in the top of the eleventh, giving the Royals a 2-0 victory over the Cubs. Irving Falu had a multi-hit game, while Jarrod Dyson added a double. Anthony Lerew tossed seven shutout innings, allowing six hits while ringing up six batters. Louis Coleman relieved Lerew, tossing three scoreless frames before Tim Collins got the final three outs to record the victory.
Omaha plays the second game of its series against Iowa Thursday night.
AA: Springfield 8, NW Arkansas 2
L: Mike Montgomery (5-3, 3.33)
Mike Montgomery started strong but fell apart in the fourth inning in the Naturals' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals. The left-hander threw 4.2 innings, giving up eight runs on six hits, walking two and striking out six batters. Barry Bowden no-hit the Cardinals over the final 3.1 innings, but the damage was done. On offense, Josh Fields connected on a double, and Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a 2-for-4 performance.
NW Arkansas plays the third game of its four-game series against Springfield Thursday.
High-A: Potomac 7, Wilmington 5
L: Bryan Paukovits (3-5, 5.40)
An error in the fifth inning led to four unearned runs, and Bryan Paukovits struggled out of the bullpen, adding up to a 7-5 loss for the Blue Rocks against the Nationals. Tim Melville pitched 4.2 innings, allowing four unearned runs on two hits while striking out four batters. Paukovits followed him, allowing two runs in 2.1 innings of relief before Manauris Baez allowed one more run to cross in the final inning. At the plate, Nick Francis and Christian Colon each had two hits, while Francis and Eddie Prasch both cracked doubles. Wil Myers finished 1-for-4.
Wilmington has Thursday off before starting a weekend series against the Lynchburg Hillcats.
Low-A: Wisconsin 7, Burlington 4
L: Tyler Sample (5-9, 4.76)
Tyler Sample struggled with his control Wednesday, walking six batters in three innings as the Bees fell to the Timber Rattlers, 7-4. Sample allowed five runs on three hits while fanning six before being replaced by Rodolfo Encarnacion, who gave up two runs on four hits while striking out five batters in three innings. Starling De La Rosa tossed three scoreless frames to end the game. On offense, Ben Theriot went 2-for-3 with a double, while Jake Kuebler and Whit Merrifield both contributed doubles.
Burlington continues its series Thursday against Wisconsin.
Rookie: Missoula 6, Idaho Falls 3
L: Allen Caldwell (0-2, 10.38)
Allen Caldwell struggled out the pen, giving up three runs in the seventh inning as the Chukars lost to the Osprey, 6-3. Leondy Perez started the game, allowing three runs on six hits while punching out eight batters over five innings. Caldwell followed him, pitching a scoreless sixth but only recording one out in the seventh before being lifted for Edwin Carl, who was perfect over the final 2.2 innings while fanning six batters. At the plate, Tom Zebroski went 2-for-4 with a double, but Justin Trapp collected the team's only other hit.
Idaho Falls wraps up its series against Missoula Thursday night.
Rookie: Kingsport 5, Burlington 2
L: Cole Lohden (1-4, 3.74)
HR: Yunior Figueroa (3)
Cole Lohden allowed four runs in the bottom of the eighth, suffering the blown save and the loss in the Burlington Royals' 5-2 loss to the Kingsport Mets. Crawford Simmons started and tossed six frames, giving up one run on three hits while striking out four batters. Lohden tossed a scoreless seventh, but he could only record two outs in the eighth inning before being replaced by Claudio Bavera. On offense, Yunior Figueroa went yard for the third time this season, but Alex Llanos and Geoff Baldwin were the only other Royals to collect hits.
Burlington will square off against Kingsport Thursday for the second game of their series.
Rookie: AZL Royals 4, AZL Padres 2
AZL Royals 2, AZL Padres 1
W: Jonathan Rodriguez (5-3, 3.33)
W: Eric Diaz (1-1, 5.29)
The Arizona Royals swept a doubleheader against the AZL Padres on Wednesday, winning by scores of 4-2 and 2-1. In the first game, Jonathan Rodriguez and Nick Wooley held the Padres to just two runs on five hits and two walks while fanning nine batters. In the nightcap, Angel Baez, Eric Diaz, and Tyler Gatrell limited the Padres to just four hits and a single tally while striking out 10 batters.
On offense, Victor Soto finished the first game 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Mike Antonio was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Jorge Bonifacio laced his fifth triple in a 1-for-2 effort. In the second game, Soto added a triple while going 1-for-2, and Ysmelin Alcantara added a double and an RBI.
The AZL Royals have Thursday off before playing their final home game on Friday night against the AZL Rangers.
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