8/15/2013 12:49 P.M. ET
Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 14
By / Kansas City Royals
Omaha Storm Chasers (62-63)
Omaha 1, Fresno 0
WP: Yordano Ventura (5-3 with Omaha, 8-5 overall)
SV: Will Smith (4)
HR: Anthony Seratelli (11)
Seratelli's solo homer in the first held up as Omaha moved to 2-1 vs. Fresno. Seratelli recorded two of the four Omaha hits, boosting his average to .292 (100-for-343). Ventura scattered six hits and five walks over six innings. Michael Mariot limited the Grizzlies to a hit and a walk over two innings, with Smith working the ninth for his fourth save.
NW Arkansas Naturals (26-26 second half, 51-71 overall)
NW Arkansas 1, Corpus Christi 0
WP: Jon Keck (2-3)
SV: Zach Jackson (14)
HR: Matt Fields (29)
Fields' two-out homer in the seventh pushed Northwest Arkansas past Corpus Christi. Fields tied the single-season franchise record of 29 home runs, set by Clint Robinson in 2010. Kyle Zimmer (two innings), Spencer Patton (three innings, one hit, one walk), Keck (two innings, one hit, one walk), Sam Runion (one inning) and Jackson (one inning) combined on the two-hit shutout.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (23-28 second half, 56-65 overall)
Wilmington 6, Lynchburg 4
WP: Sam Selman (10-8)
SV: Andrew Triggs (9)
Wilmington opened with a win at Lynchburg for the club's third straight victory overall. Selman (five innings, five hits, two earned runs, four walks, seven strikeouts) picked up his 10th win, which is tied for second in the Carolina League. The Blue Rocks built a 6-0 lead, including four runs in the fourth. Ethan Chapman drove home a pair and later scored on a Yem Prades single. Tim Ferguson added two hits and two runs.
Lexington Legends (30-21 second half, 63-56 overall)
Lexington at Charleston -- Postponed
Rain postponed Lexington's contest at Charleston. A pair of seven-inning games are scheduled for Thursday, with the first to begin at 5:05 p.m. ET.
Idaho Falls Chukars (9-5 second half, 28-24 overall)
Idaho Falls 10, Billings 1
WP: Luis Santos (1-0 with Idaho Falls, 5-1 overall)
HR: Zane Evans (4)
Santos tossed seven strong innings in his Idaho Falls debut, moving the Chukars to 6-1 for the week. Idaho Falls scored seven in the sixth, capped by Evans' three-run homer. The top three in the order -- Humberto Arteaga, Elier Hernandez and Evans -- recorded seven hits, eight RBIs and four runs. The Chukars are tied for the second-half division lead.
Burlington Royals (23-30)
Pulaski 7, Burlington 1
LP: Matt Tenuta (2-3)
HR: Sam Bates (10)
Burlington dropped the rubber match, as Pulaski broke opened up what had been a 2-1 contest with five runs in the seventh. Tenuta permitted two runs, four hits and a walk over five innings. Bates hit his league-leading 10th homer in the second. The Royals host Danville (Braves) tonight.
Surprise Royals (6-10 second half, 16-28 overall)
The Surprise Royals were off on Wednesday. They'll visit the Reds in Goodyear on Thursday night.
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