RC Organizational Report: July 7
Coleman picked up his first Triple-A win
Coleman picked up his first Triple-A win
RC Contributor
Posted Jul 8, 2010


The Royals affiliates in action on Wednesday played well, with three of the four earning thrilling late-inning victories. Wilmington's Nick Francis hit a go-ahead home run in the ninth, while Kila Ka'aihue's sac fly in the tenth put the O-Royals on top. The Chukars won in walk-off fashion, thanks to a game-winning single by Travis Jones. Click inside to read the entire report.

AAA: Omaha 2, New Orleans 1 F(10)

W: Louis Coleman (1-0, 7.36)

Kila Kaaihue hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the tenth, and the O-Royals held on to defeat the Zephyrs, 2-1. Kaaihue finished 1-for-4 on the day, while Alex Gordon and Jai Miller both roped doubles. Luis Mendoza pitched the first five innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four. Greg Holland and Louis Coleman each tossed two scoreless frames in relief, and Josh Rupe worked around a walk and an error to record his second save on the season.

The O-Royals return home Thursday to kick-off a four-game series against the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Lough - CF

0-for-4, R - .270

Falu - SS

1-for-4, RBI - .276

Gordon - LF

1-for-4, 2B (17), BB, 2 K, E (5) - .314

Ka'aihue - 1B

1-for-4, RBI, K - .305

Lucas - 2B

1-for-3, BB - .328

Parraz - RF

1-for-4 - .269

Miller - DH

1-for-3, 2B (17), R, BB - .228

Clark - C

1-for-3, BB, K - .215

Mendoza - SP

5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K - 4.57

Holland - RP

2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K - 4.47

Coleman - RP

W (1-0), 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 7.36

Rupe - RP

S (2), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K - 2.12





High-A: Wilmington 3, Lynchburg 2

W: Eric Basurto (2-0, 2.33)
HR: Nick Francis (3)

Nick Francis smashed a home run in the top of the ninth, scoring the go-ahead run in the Blue Rocks 3-2 victory over the Hillcats. Jarrod Dyson and Adam Frost both cracked doubles, while Wil Myers and Adrian Ortiz collected Wilmington's other two hits. Bryan Paukovits pitched seven strong innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Eric Basurto shut out Lynchburg over the last two innings to earn his second win on the season.

The Blue Rocks play the second game of their series against the Hillcats Thursday night.

Dyson - CF

1-for-3, 2B (4), RBI, BB, K, SB (3), CS (1) - .300

Colon - SS

0-for-3, HBP, K - .129

Hosmer - 1B

0-for-3, BB, 2 K, E (8) - .353

Francis - RF

1-for-4, HR (3), RBI, R, K - .252

Myers - C

1-for-4, R, K - .370

Navarro - 2B

0-for-3, RBI, 2 K - .228

Frost - 3B

1-for-3, 2B (2) - .184

Ortiz - LF

1-for-2, R, SB (21) - .300

Paukovits - SP

7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 6.75

Basurto - RP

W (2-0), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 2.33





Rookie: Idaho Falls 6, Casper 5 F(11)

W: Chad Blauer (2-0, 3.86)

Travis Jones hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eleventh, leading the Chukars past the Ghosts, 6-5. Jones finished 3-for-5 on the day, and Murray Watts went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Tim Ferguson, Justin Trapp, Geulin Beltre, and Jacob Kuebler all contributed two hits to the Chukars attack. Leondy Perez pitched the first four innings, allowing five runs on five hits while fanning four. Brian Peacock tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Perez, and Chad Blauer followed Peacock with four shutout innings to end the game.

Idaho Falls hits the road Thursday to start a two-game series against the Orem Owls.

Ferguson - LF

2-for-4, 2 R, BB, K - .321

Trapp - SS

2-for-4, R, 2 K, E (6) - .255

Espinal - 2B

1-for-5, RBI, R, K, CS (3) - .316

Beltre - CF

2-for-5, RBI, CS (3), Assist - .209

Watts - DH

2-for-5, 2B (4), 2 RBI - .286

Kuebler - 1B

2-for-5, K - .305

Monger - RF

1-for-4, R, SB (5) - .379

Jones - C

3-for-5, RBI, R, 2 K - .393

Perez - SP

4.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K - 6.16

Peacock - RP

3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K - 1.50

Blauer - RP

W (2-0), 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K - 3.86





Rookie: Danville 4, Burlington 3

L: Crawford Simmons (1-1, 4.50)

The Burlington Royals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but ended up falling to the Danville Braves, 4-3. Crawford Simmons started the game, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings. Chas Byrne pitched two shutout innings of relief, but Burlington could not rally back. On offense, Ryan Stovall went 2-for-4 and drove in a run, while Adrian Martinez and Derek Rodriguez each collected an extra-base hit and an RBI.

The Burlington Royals continue their series against the Danville Braves Thursday.

Llanos - CF

0-for-3, K - .300

McClure - SS

0-for-3, HBP - .216

Stovall - 2B

2-for-4, RBI - .368

MacDougall - LF

0-for-3, K - .180

Baldwin - 1B

1-for-4, K - .106

Figueroa - 3B

1-for-4, CS (2) - .220

Escobar - C

1-for-4, R, K - .154

Martinez - DH

1-for-4, 2B (2), RBI, R, K - .219

Rodriguez - RF

1-for-4, 3B (1), RBI, R, K - .189

Simmons - SP

L (1-1), 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K - 4.50

Byrne - RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K - 1.00





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