RC Organizational Report: June 21

Pina homered in his first at bat back from the DL

Monday marked the beginning of the season for two of the Royals' rookie-level clubs. Unfortunately, both the Idaho Falls Chukars and Arizona Royals fell in their openers. However, the first place Omaha Royals and first half champion NW Arkansas Naturals both won their games. Click inside to read the full report.

Editor's Note: The Burlington Bees and Wilmington Blue Rocks are both on their respective All-Star breaks. The rookie level Burlington Royals begin their season on Tuesday night.

AAA: Omaha 6, Round Rock 3

W: Luis Mendoza (5-5, 4.18)
HR: Ed Lucas (4), Jai Miller (8), Scott Thorman (11)

The O-Royals pushed themselves into first place American Northern division with a 6-3 win over the Express. Luis Mendoza threw a quality start, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings of work, striking out three. Greg Holland followed Mendoza and was dominant, throwing three perfect innings while fanning two batters.

On offense, Jai Miller went 2-for-4, including a three run jack, and Ed Lucas had a multi-hit game with a solo shot. Scott Thorman also went yard, while Edwin Bellorin went 1-for-3 and drove in a run. Omaha continues their tortuous road trip on Tuesday when they travel to face the Iowa Cubs.

Falu - SS

1-for-4 -- .284

Mertins - 2B

0-for-4 -- .244

Gordon - LF

0-for-4, K -- .341

Ka'aihue - 1B

1-for-4, R -- .321

Thorman - DH

1-for-4, HR (11), RBI, 2 R -- .249

Lucas - 3B

2-for-4, HR (4), RBI, R, K -- .348

Miller - CF

2-for-4, HR (8), 3 RBI, 2 R, K -- .243

Parraz - RF

0-for-2 -- .257

Bellorin - C

1-for-3, RBI, K -- .159

Mendoza - SP

W (5-5), 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K -- 4.18

Holland - RP

S (3), 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 5.08





AA: NW Arkansas 8, Tulsa 6

W: Aaron Crow (4-6, 6.27)
HR: Manny Pina (5)

The Naturals smashed the Drillers Tuesday, combining for 9 extra base hits in an 8-6 victory. Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5, while Jeff Howell smacked two doubles. Paulo Orlando had two hits, including a triple, and Nick Van Stratten also had a pair of hits, including a double. Manny Pina returned from the disabled list and homered in his only at bat.

Aaron Crow started and allowed six runs on seven hits, including a three run homer. Crow struggled with his control, handing out five free passes while only ringing up two batters. Ben Swaggerty and Louis Coleman combined to pitch the final four innings, holding the Tulsa scoreless while striking out three.

NW Arkansas plays the second game of their series against Tulsa Tuesday night.

Robinson, D - CF

1-for-5, 2B (11), R, K, SB (29), E (7) -- .292

Giavotella - 2B

0-for-3, BB, RBI -- .276

Moustakas - 3B

3-for-5, 2B (20), 2 R, 2 K -- .355

Van Stratten - RF

2-for-4, 2B (13), RBI, R, CS (3) -- .297

Mejia - DH

1-for-4, 2B (12), RBI, R, K -- .262

Orlando - LF

2-for-4, 3B (5), 2 RBI, R -- .302

Seratelli - 1B

1-for-4, 2B (4), RBI, K -- .291

Howell - C

2-for-3, 2 2B (9), R, K, E (2) -- .247

Pina - C

1-for-1, HR (5), RBI, R -- .271

McConnell - SS

1-for-3, RBI, BB, K -- .254

Crow - SP

W (4-6), 5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 2 K -- 6.27

Swaggerty - RP

0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K -- 3.66

Coleman - RP

S (5), 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K -- 2.23





Rookie: Orem 8, Idaho Falls 3

L: Greg Billo (0-1, 5.40)

The Idaho Falls Chukars dropped their season opener to the Orem Owlz, 8-3. Starter Greg Billo took the loss after surrendering three runs over five innings. Former catcher Matt Morizio made his pitching debut, surrendering three unearned runs over two innings of work. First Jake Kuebler was the offensive star for the Chukars, finishing the day 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

The Chukars and Owlz square up for game two of their three-game set on Tuesday night.

Adams - CF

1-for-4, RBI -- .250

Espinal - 2B

1-for-5, RBI, R, K -- .200

Kuebler - 1B

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

Watts - DH

0-for-3, BB -- .000

Aparicio - LF

1-for-4, Assist -- .250

Howard - RF

1-for-3, 2B (1), HBP -- .333

David - C

1-for-4, 2 K, PB (1) -- .250

Culver - 3B

0-for-3, 2 K -- .000

Trapp - SS

1-for-4, 2 R, 2 K -- .250

Billo - SP

L (0-1), 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K -- 5.40

Cantrell - RP

2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K -- 9.00

Morizio - RP

2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K -- 0.00





Rookie: AZL Padres 9, AZL Royals 3

L: Jonathan Rodriguez (0-1, 12.46)

The Arizona Royals opened their season with a 9-3 loss to the Padres. Jonathan Rodriguez (4.1 IP, 6 ER) took the loss in relief of starter Brian Peacock, who tossed one scoreless inning before departing. Heralded international signees Chelsor Cuthbert and Jin-Ho Shin both recorded their first professional hits in their debuts. Shin finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Royals get a day off on Tuesday before meeting up with the AZL Rangers in Surprise on Wednesday night.

Dyson - CF

0-for-3, K -- .000

Conner - CF

0-for-1, K -- .000

Mateo - SS

1-for-4, 2B (1), R, 2 E (2) -- .250

Cuthbert - 3B

1-for-4, R, K, E (1) -- .250

Beltre - RF

1-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, R, 2 K -- .250

Shin - C

2-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, K, E (1) -- .500

Moreno - 1B

2-for-4, RBI, K -- .500

Blanco - LF

0-for-4, K -- .000

Liberto - 2B

0-for-2, BB -- .000

Rodriguez - DH

1-for-3 -- .333

Peacock - SP

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

Rodriguez - RP

L (0-1), 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K -- 12.46

Mitchell - RP

1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K -- 0.00

Diaz - RP

0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K -- 54.00

Gatrell - RP

1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K -- 0.00



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