RC Organizational Report: June 22

Espinal had four hits for the Chukars on Tuesday

The Royals' minor league system split its four games on Tuesday. The NW Arkansas Naturals won a 13-inning affair with Tulsa, while the Idaho Falls Chukars bashed the Orem Owlz for 11 runs on 18 hits in an 11-2 rout. Click inside to read the entire report.

Editor's Note: The Wilmington Blue Rocks and Burlington Bees are both on their respective All-Star breaks, and the Arizona Royals had an off-day on Tuesday before resuming their season with a game against the AZL Rangers on Wednesday.

AAA: Iowa 8, Omaha 7

L: Blaine Hardy (1-1, 2.16)
HR: David Lough (7), Ed Lucas (5)

Blaine Hardy allowed a run to score in the bottom of the ninth, suffering his first loss of the season as the O-Royals lost to the Cubs, 8-7. Gaby Hernandez battled through the first six innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, including two round-trippers. On offense Ed Lucas lead Omaha with three hits, including a triple and a home run, while David Lough smacked a double and dinger.

Omaha matches up with Iowa again on Wednesday night.

Falu - SS

1-for-5, R, K -- .283

Lough - RF

2-for-4, HR (7), 2B (8), RBI, 2 R, BB -- .278

Gordon - LF

0-for-4, BB, 2 K -- .333

Ka'aihue - DH

0-for-1, 3 BB, RBI, R -- .319

Thorman - 1B

1-for-2, 3 BB, 2 R, K -- .251

Lucas - 2B

3-for-5, HR (5), 3B (1), 5 RBI, R, K -- .362

Hernandez - SP

6.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K -- 5.71

Herges - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 4.58

Hardy - RP

1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K -- 2.16





AA: NW Arkansas 5, Tulsa 4 (F13)

W: Chris Chavez (2-0, 4.87)
HR: Mike Moustakas (18), Manny Pina (6)

Johnny Giavotella cracked a two-out single in the bottom of the 13th to push the Naturals past the Drillers, 5-4. Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5, clubbing a double and a homer, while Manny Pina also went yard for NW Arkansas. Eduardo Paulino started and threw 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits while fanning three. Ben Swaggerty, Patrick Keating, and Chris Chavez combined to shut out Tulsa over the final 7.1 innings.

The Naturals continue their series against the Drillers Wednesday afternoon.

Robinson, D - CF

2-for-7, R, K -- .292

Giavotella - 2B

2-for-6, RBI, R -- .277

Moustakas - 3B

3-for-5, HR (18), 2B (21), 3 RBI, BB, R, E (12) -- .361

Pina - C

1-for-5, HR (6), RBI, R, K, E (7) -- .268

Orlando - RF

3-for-5, BB, K, CS (6) -- .310

Mejia - 1B

1-for-4, 2 BB -- .262

Smith - LF

1-for-5, BB, K -- .290

Seratelli - 2B

2-for-6, R, 2 K -- .293

Paulino - SP

5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K -- 4.19

Swaggerty - RP

1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 3.38

Keating - RP

3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K -- 2.25

Chavez - RP

W (2-0), 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 4.87





Rookie: Idaho Falls 11, Orem 2

W: Leondy Perez (1-0, 1.80)
HR: Murray Watts 2 (2)

The Chukars' offense exploded for 18 hits, powering the club to its first victory of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Owlz. Murray Watts lead the offense, going 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs, while Yowill Espinal also collected four hits. Leondy Perez earned the victory by throwing five innings, allowing one run on three hits while ringing up six batters.

Idaho Falls will look to win their first series of the season when they play the final game of their three-game set against Orem Wednesday.

Adams - CF

0-for-4, BB, 2 RBI, R -- .125

Espinal - 2B

4-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 R, E (1) -- .500

Kuebler - 1B

1-for-5, RBI, R, 4 K -- .400

Watts - DH

4-for-5, 2 HR (2), 4 RBI, 2 R, K -- .500

Monger - RF

3-for-5, 2B (1), RBI, K, SB (1) -- .600

Ferguson - LF

1-for-5, K -- .200

David - C

1-for-2, BB, HBP, 2 R, SB (1) -- .333

Culver - 3B

2-for-4, 2 R, K -- .286

Trapp - SS

2-for-4, RBI, R, CS (1), PO -- .375

Perez - SP

W (1-0), 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K -- 1.80

De La Rosa - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 0.00

Graham - RP

S (1), 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K -- 3.00





Rookie: Greeneville 7, Burlington 3

L: Gates Dooley (0-1, 4.50)

The Burlington Royals dropped their season opener, falling to the Greeneville Astros, 7-3. Luis Piterson and Alex McClure both had two hits, but the team failed to record an extra base hit. Crawford Simmons pitched the first five frames, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out seven. The bullpen struggled, as Gates Dooley and Robert Penny allowed four runs on five hits in 3.2 innings.

Burlington plays their second game against Greeneville tomorrow night.

Llanos - CF

1-for-4, K -- .250

Piterson - 2B

2-for-3, R, K, SB (1), E (1) -- .667

Baldwin - 1B

1-for-4, RBI, R -- .250

Stovall - 3B

0-for-3, BB, SB (1) -- .000

Furmanek - DH

1-for-4, K -- .250

McClure - SS

2-for-4, RBI -- .500

Jenkins - C

0-for-4 -- .000

Rodriguez - RF

1-for-4, R, SB (1) -- .250

Simmons - SP

5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K -- 3.60

Dooley - RP

L (0-1), 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K -- 4.50

Penny - RP

0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K -- 40.50

Worrell - RP

1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 0.00



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