6/16/2014 12:18 A.M. ET
Royals Minor League report: June 15
By / Kansas City Royals
Omaha Storm Chasers (40-31)
Omaha 10, Fresno 7
WP: Aaron Brooks (6-2)
SV: Spencer Patton (14) HR: None
The Storm Chasers earned a four-game sweep at Fresno, stretching their winning streak to six. Paulo Orlando had three hits, three runs and an RBI. Whit Merrifield was 3-for-5, boosting his average to .375 (12-for-32). Brett Eibner added three hits and two RBI. Aaron Brooks (5.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO) is 6-1 over his last seven Triple-A starts. The Storm Chasers travel home on Monday and will host Albuquerque (Dodgers) on Tuesday.
NW Arkansas Naturals (24-45)
Arkansas 4, Northwest Arkansas 2 (10 innings)
LP: Angel Baez (0-4)
The Naturals lost in 10 innings for a second straight night, this time at home vs. their in-state rivals. Juan Graterol's two-run double gave Northwest Arkansas a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Alex Yarbrough's triple tied the game at 2-2 in the eighth, with the Travelers plating two more in the 10th. The late runs spoiled a strong start from Tim Melville (6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (33-35)
Wilmington 3, Carolina 2< br> WP: Kyle Bartsch (4-3)
SV: Mark Peterson (13)
Wilmington rallied with three in the eighth to win the first-half finale. Bubba Starling's sac fly tied the game at 2-2, with Hunter Dozier's double providing the go-ahead run. Starling is ranked seventh among Royals prospects by MLB.com, with Dozier sixth. Mark Donato added two hits and an RBI. Glenn Sparkman struck out three while holding Carolina to a run on two hits and a walk over 5.0 innings and Mark Peterson posted his league-leading 13th save. Wilmington hosts the California League/Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Lexington Legends (29-41)
Charleston 10, Lexington 3
LP: Matt Alvarez (2-2)
Lexington finished 1-3 vs. Charleston, with Sunday's contest scoreless until the sixth. Crawford Simmons struck out six while scattering two hits and four walks over 5.0 shutout stanzas. Kevin Kuntz doubled and scored Lexington's first run on a wild pitch in the sixth. Carlos Garcia singled home a pair of runs in the seventh.
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