RC Organizational Report: July 14

Alex Gordon was 0-for-2 for the PCL All-Stars

The Royals' minor league system split its four games on Wednesday, with the Burlington Bees and Idaho Falls Chukars emerging victorious. The Bees were the only full season club in action on the day, prevailing behind two home runs by Carlo Testa. Elsewhere in the minors, Alex Gordon and Kila Ka'aihue represented the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star game. Click inside for the report.

Editor's Note: Alex Gordon and Kila Ka'aihue both participated in the Triple-A All-Star Game, held Wednesday evening in Allentown, Pa. Gordon served as the PCL's starting designated hitter and received two at bats before being lifted in the top of the fifth. Ka'aihue entered in the top of the sixth and played first base for the remainder of the game. Both players finished the night 0-for-2 as the Pacific Coast League fell to the International League, 2-1.

Low-A: Burlington 7, Bowling Green 6

W: Sugar Ray Marimon (2-2, 7.67)
HR: Carlo Testa 2 (10)

Carlo Testa smacked two home runs Wednesday, powering the Bees past the Hot Rods, 7-6.Hilton Richardson went 2-for-2 with a double, and Gerard Hall also had a multi-hit game. Sugar Ray Marimon allowed four runs on three hits in 5.1 innings before being removed for Brandon Barrow, who allowed two runs on two hits in .2 innings. Mitch Hodge and Ryan Dennick held Bowling Green scoreless over the final three innings.

Burlington continues its series against Bowling Green Thursday.

Hall - SS

2-for-4, 2 RBI, K - .236

Batista - 2B

1-for-4, K - .227

Testa - LF

2-for-4, 2 HR (10), 2 RBI, 2 R, K, Assist - .266

Lewis - 1B

0-for-4 - .243

Oriental - RF

1-for-4, 2B (13), R, 2 K - .254

Cruz - 3B

1-for-3, R, K, HBP - .229

Bonilla - C

1-for-4, R, CS (3) - .215

Del Rosario - DH

0-for-3, BB, K, PO - .171

Richardson - CF

2-for-2, 2B (9), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB (27), CS (4) - .192

Marimon - SP

W (2-2), 5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - 7.67

Barrow - RP

0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K - 6.14

Hodge - RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K - 5.10

Dennick - RP

S (4), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K - 4.06





Rookie: Idaho Falls 6, Billings 5 (F11)

W: Matt Morizio (1-1, 0.73)

Murray Watts beat out a double-play in the bottom of the 11th, scoring Tim Ferguson and helping the Chukars defeat the Mustangs, 6-5. Ferguson went 6-for-6 at the plate with a pair of doubles, while Watts also collected a two-bagger. Malcom Culver had a multi-hit game, and Reggie Taylor roped a double. Michael Mariot allowed four runs on seven hits in four innings, and he was followed by Nick Graffeo, who tossed three shutout innings. Tyler Graham allowed a run to score in the eighth before Alex Rivers and Matt Morizio held the Mustangs scoreless over the final 3.1 innings. Morizio, who began his professional career as a catcher, picked up his first professional victory.

Idaho Falls will play its second game of the series against Billings Thursday night.

Ferguson - LF

6-for-6, 2 2B (3), 2 R, RBI, PO - .333

Trapp - SS

1-for-3, K, 2 E (9) - .246

Espinal - 2B

0-for-3, 2 BB, HBP, R, K, CS (4) - .308

Watts - DH

1-for-5, 2B (6), 2 RBI, BB, 2 K - .282

Kuebler - 1B

1-for-5, RBI - .318

Beltre - CF

0-for-4, BB, R, K - .224

Culver - 3B

2-for-5, R, K, E (4) - .221

Taylor - RF

1-for-4, 2B (2), R, BB, K - .500

Mariot - SP

4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K - 2.70

Graffeo - RP

3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 1.98

Graham - RP

0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K - 4.63

Rivers - RP

2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K - 0.84

Morizio - RP

W (1-1), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K - 0.73





Rookie: Greeneville 6, Burlington 0

L: Leonel Santiago (4-1, 2.25)

The Burlington Royals struggled at the plate Wednesday, getting shut out by the Greeneville Astros in a 6-0 loss. Alex McClure had two hits, while Luis Piterson was the only other Royal to record a hit. Leonel Santiago threw the first six frames, allowing two runs on five hits while fanning seven. J.J. Leaper allowed an unearned run to score in the seventh, and Jonathon Keck allowed three runs to cross in the eighth.

Burlington will face Greeneville on Thursday for the second game of their three-game series.

Llanos - CF

0-for-4, 2 K - .263

Piterson - 2B

1-for-4, K, E (7) - .325

Stovall - 1B

0-for-4, K - .338

MacDougall - LF

0-for-3, K - .174

McClure - SS

2-for-3, K - .257

Santiago - SP

L (4-1), 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K - 2.25

Leaper - RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K - 0.00

Keck - RP

1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K - 2.79





Rookie: AZL Giants 9, AZL Royals 8 (F10)

L: Jose Sanchez (0-1, 3.38)
HR: Daniel Mateo (2)

Jose Sanchez allowed a triple to start the tenth, and Darian Sanford made a throwing error on the play, allowing the game-winning run to score as the AZL Royals fell to the AZL Giants, 9-8. Yordano Ventura allowed four runs on four hits while just recording two outs before being relieved by Rudy Brown, who allowed two runs on four hits in 2.2 innings. Dylan Lindsay followed Brown and was perfect for the next 2.2 innings before Kyle Kriech came in and surrendered two runs in the ninth to blow the save. At the plate, Daniel Mateo cracked his second dinger of the year, and Mike Antonio added two doubles. Jose Rodriguez also had two hits, while Ysmelin Alcantara connected on a double.

The AZL Royals play the AZL Giants again on Thursday.

Rodriguez - LF

2-for-5, 3 RBI, K, CS (3) - .259

Mateo - 2B

1-for-5, HR (2), RBI, R, 2 K - .203

Cuthbert - DH

0-for-2, HBP, K - .250

Shin - C

0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R, K - .250

Antonio - SS

2-for-5, 2 2B (2), R, K, 2 E (3) - .350

Moreno - 1B

1-for-3, RBI, 2 R, BB, HBP, E (4) - .328

Alcantara - RF

1-for-5, 2B (2), 2 RBI, R, 3 K, Assist - .298

Soto - 3B

1-for-5, RBI, E (3) - .263

Sandford - CF

0-for-3, 2 BB, R, 2 K, E (1), Assist - .353

Ventura - SP

0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K - 4.58

Brown - RP

2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K - 2.51

Lindsay - RP

2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - 1.69

Kriech - RP

2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - 2.89

Sanchez - RP

L (0-1), 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K - 3.38



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