RC Organizational Report: May 24
Ka'aihue hit his eighth HR of the season on Monday
Ka'aihue hit his eighth HR of the season on Monday
RC Contributor
Posted May 25, 2010


The Royals' system had three winners on Monday, with only the Burlington Bees falling in their game against Wisconsin. In Springdale, the first place NW Arkansas Naturals concluded a 7-1 homestand behind another stellar outing from Edgar Osuna. Meanwhile, the Wilmington Blue Rocks won their fourth straight game with a 3-1 win over Frederick. Click inside to read today's report.

AAA: Omaha 4, Colorado Springs 1

W: Anthony Lerew (3-2, 3.10)
HR: Kila Ka'aihue (8)

Anthony Lerew pitched seven tough innings, allowing nine hits but only one run in Omaha's 4-1 victory over Colorado Springs. The lefthander was able to limit the damage by only allowing one extra-base hit, and by getting a little help from his outfield. Jordan Parraz threw out a runner at the plate in the first inning, and Alex Gordon doubled up a runner at first in the second inning. Victor Marte relieved Lerew, only allowing one hit and striking out four batters, picking up his second save of the year.

At the plate, Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Irving Falu went 2-for-3. Kila Ka'aihue smacked a two-run bomb in the third inning, his team-leading eighth home run of the year.

The O-Royals play the second game of their series against the Sky Sox Tuesday night.

Irving Falu, SS

2-for-3, R -- .313

David Lough, DH

1-for-4, SB (5) -- .266

Alex Gordon, LF

3-for-4, R, RBI, K, Assist -- .362

Kila Ka'aihue, 1B

1-for-3, HR (8), 2 RBI, R, BB -- .330

Jordan Parraz, RF

1-for-3, BB, RBI, K, Assist -- .238

Kurt Mertins, 2B

1-for-4 -- .256

Jai Miller, CF

0-for-3, BB, K -- .204

Anthony Lerew, SP

W (3-2), 7.0 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K -- 3.10

Victor Marte, RP

S (2), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K -- 3.60





AA: NW Arkansas 7, Arkansas 3

W: Edgar Osuna (5-1, 1.21)

Edgar Osuna pitched eight strong innings, allowing three runs, but only one earned, in the Naturals 7-3 victory over the Travelers. The lefthander allowed six hits and one walk and struck out five batters. He did a good job keeping the ball on the ground, recording 11 groundouts. A throwing error by Mike Moustakas led to two unearned runs in the third, but Osuna would not allow another run until the eighth inning.

On offense, Derrick Robinson collected two hits and two RBIs, and Paulo Orlando hit a two-run triple in the second inning. Chris McConnell went 1-for-3 with a double, while Moustakas went 1-for-4 on the day, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

The Naturals will get the day off Tuesday before traveling to Texas to face the Frisco RoughRiders.

Derrick Robinson, CF

2-for-3, 2 RBI, R, HBP, CS (7) -- .316

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

1-for-4, RBI, K -- .293

Mike Moustakas, 3B

1-for-4, RBI, E (6); 10-game hitting streak -- .390

Clint Robinson, 1B

0-for-3, BB, K -- .269

Nick Van Stratten, RF

1-for-3, R, HBP -- .268

Manny Pina, C

0-for-2, BB, 2 R, K -- .255

Ernesto Mejia, DH

1-for-4, RBI, R, K -- .261

Paulo Orlando, LF

1-for-3, 3B (3), 2 RBI, R, HBP -- .279

Chris McConnell, SS

1-for-3, 2B (7), R, PO, CS (3) -- .224

Edgar Osuna, SP

W (5-1), 8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K -- 1.21

Everett Teaford, RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 4.91





High-A: Wilmington 3, Frederick 1

W: Alex Caldera (4-2, 2.73)
HR: Jamie Romak (4)

Three Blue Rocks pitchers combined to hold the Keys to only one run, leading Wilmington to a 4-1 victory over Frederick. Alex Caldera threw the first six innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out six. Harold Mozingo pitched the next two innings, allowing one hit while striking out three, and Patrick Keating pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save of the season.

Eric Hosmer led the Blue Rocks’ offense by going 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Jamie Romak hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, his fourth dinger of the season. Salvador Perez reached base safely every at-bat, going 1-for-1 with two walks and an RBI.

Wilmington will play the second game of their series against Frederick Tuesday night.

Adrian Ortiz, RF

0-for-4, K -- .280

Patrick Norris, CF

0-for-4, K, E (4) -- .211

Eric Hosmer, 1B

2-for-4, R -- .379

Jamie Romak, DH

1-for-3, HR (4), 2 RBI, R, BB -- .205

Jamar Walton, LF

1-for-4, 2B (3), K -- .170

Jason Taylor, 3B

0-for-3, BB; Returned from DL -- .214

Rey Navarro, SS

0-for-3 -- .208

Salvador Perez, C

1-for-1, 2 BB, RBI -- .299

Fernando Garcia, 2B

0-for-1, HBP, PO -- .212

Alex Caldera, SP

W (4-2), 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K -- 2.73

Harold Mozingo, RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 7.59

Patrick Keating, RP

S (5), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 1.08





Low-A: Wisconsin 4, Burlington 2

L: Mike Lehman (1-3, 6.20)
HR: Carlo Testa (4)

The Bees scored two runs in the first inning, but were then shut out over the final eight frames in a 4-2 loss to the Timber Rattlers. The two runs scored on a home run by Carlos Testa, who also added a triple on the day. Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Fernando Cruz went 2-for-3. Jose Bonilla, however, was the only other hitter for Burlington to record a hit.

Starter Tyler Sample was hit in the leg by a line drive during the first at-bat of the game. He finished the inning scoreless, but was removed from the game after the first. Mike Lehman pitched the next four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, including three home runs. Rodolfo Encarnacion closed out the game by throwing three scoreless innings, but the damage was already done.

Burlington continues its road trip by playing four games in Clinton against the LumberKings. The series will include a doubleheader on Wednesday, the second game being a make-up game for last Thursday's rainout in Burlington.

Hilton Richardson, CF

0-for-4, K -- .177

Juan Graterol, 1B

0-for-4, K -- .353

Wil Myers, C

2-for-4, R, K -- .272

Carlo Testa, LF

2-for-4, HR (4), 3B (5), 2 RBI, R, Assist -- .267

Rene Oriental, RF

0-for-4, K -- .255

Fernando Cruz, 3B

2-for-3, HBP, SB (1) -- .248

Jose Bonilla, DH

1-for-4, 2B (2), K -- .196

Deivy Batista, SS

0-for-4, K -- .200

Adam Frost, 2B

0-for-1, 2 BB, 2 SB (6), K -- .271

Tyler Sample, SP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K -- 4.78

Mike Lehmann, RP

L (1-3), 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K -- 6.20

Rodolfo Encarnacion, RP

3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K -- 6.35





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