The affiliates went 5-3 with a 458 foot walkoff home run in Idaho Falls.
HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier (16), Irving Falu (3), Wander Franco (5), Marten Gasparini (6), Mike Hill (4), Jecksson Flores (4), Meibrys Viloria (4), Jeison Guzman (1)
BP KC Hitter of the Day – Meibrys Viloria 3-5 3R, 2b, HR, 6 RBI
BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Emilio Ogando 6 IP 3 H 0 R 0 BB 6 K 5-3 GO-FO 87p/54k
Iowa Cubs 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 3
The Chasers knocked a pair of home runs off their former pitcher, Aaron Brooks, but it wasn’t enough as the Cubs scored a pair of middle inning runs and carried it through the late innings. Christian Binford gave up a two run home run in the first inning and a RBI double to Dan Vogelbach in the fifth that was quickly followed by a single to drive him in. Those four runs were enough to saddle Binford with the loss despite a pair of solo home runs from Irving Falu and Hunter Dozier.
Irving Falu 4-4 2R, HR
Hunter Dozier 3-5 HR
Christian Binford 6 IP 9 H 4 ER 4 Bb 2 K 2-4 GO-FO 99p/56k
NW Arkansas Naturals 4 Frisco RoughRiders 3
Despite just four hits the Naturals earned a win Monday with the aid of nine walks, a couple errors and some productive outs. Rangers star Yu Darvish started the game and struggled with his control early on, walking three in just two innings. The first two walks paid immediate dividends with speedsters Terrance Gore and Raul Mondesi performing a double steal that caused an errant throw into centerfield, allowing Gore to scamper home for the Naturals first run. Wild pitches in the second scored a run and pushed a runner to third base in the third inning that came home on a productive out. Finally a productive groundout by Humberto Arteaga brought home their final and deciding run in the fifth inning. Four pitchers worked the game to earn the win with Kyle Bartsch following Pedro Fernandez to earn the win after Pedro was inefficient in three innings.
Ryan O’Hearn o-2 R, BB
Corey Toups 1-3 2b, RBI
Raul Mondesi 0-2 R, 3BB, 3SB (16)
Wilmington Blue Rocks 12 Potomac Nationals 1
Third baseman has struggled much of the season for Wilmington but broke out in a big way Monday. In his first three at bats on the even Franco brought home a run in each, connecting on a sac fly rbi, a single to bring in another and a groundout to bring home a third. That helped Wilmington and pitcher Corey Ray to a 5-1 lead. A huge eighth inning by the Rocks pushed the game away with Franco providing the final blow, a grand slam to finish off a seven run inning and give him seven runs batted in on the day. The runs were more than enough for Corey Ray who tossed a career high seven and two-thirds innings while limiting Potomac to four hits, two walks and one run.
Alfredo Escalera 3-4 R, RBI, BB
Wander Franco 2-4 HR, 7 RBI
Corey Ray 7.2 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 5 K 6-3 GO-FO 95p/58k
Lexington Legends 9 Asheville Tourists 6
The Legends enjoyed the smaller Asheville park in game one of their series, connecting on three home runs and four doubles to build a big lead and hang on late. The home runs Mike Hill, Marten Gasparini and Jecksson Flores accounted for five of the Legends runs and starter Emilio Ogando tossed six scoreless innings before turning things over to the bullpen.
Jecksson Flores 2-4 HR, 3 RBI
Mike Hill 2-5 HR, 3 RBI, CS (3)
Marten Gasparini 2-5 HR, CS (8)
Idaho Falls Chukars 16 Ogden Raptors 12 F/10
The Chukars overcame a seven run deficit in their high octane Pioneer league game Monday. Scoring double digit runs for the third game in a row Idaho Falls compiled 12 runs to comeback from a 7-0 down in the second inning, taking a 12-11 lead after seven innings. The Raptors would score a single tally in the ninth and send the game to extras where Meibrys Viloria lit off the fireworks with a walkoff grand slam. The 19 year old catcher continues to impress the Pioneer League, connecting on a league high in doubles (10) and tying for the league lead in home runs (4).
Colton Frabasilio 3-5 2R, RBI, BB
Cole Way 2.2 IP 1 H 0 R 3 BB 3 K 1-2 GO-FO 44p/23k
Tanner Stanley 3-5 3R, 2 RBI, BB
Danville Braves 4 Burlington Royals 1
The Royals struggled to get any offense going and dropped a game that snapped their seven game win streak. Just four hits for the Royals while going 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Big 6’6 lefty Andre Davis pitched well, using his low 90’s fastball to complete seven innings but a mistake to Kevin Josephina ended up getting drilled over the fence giving him a loss in the game. Reliever Justin Camp allowed a pair of runs to give the Braves enough cushion to put the game away.
Andre Davis 7 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 5 K 12-2 GO-FO
Emmanuel Rivera 2-4 2b
Nicky Lopez 1-4
AZL M’s 11 AZL Royals 5
The AZL Mariners knocked around Royals pitchers for eight extra base hits to cruise to a 11-5 win.
Jeison Guzman 1-5 HR
Khalil Lee 0-5 R
Nathan Webb 1.2 IP 2 H 0 R 1 BB
DSL Royals 9 DSL Dodgers2 6
The Dodgers sent the game to extra innings with a run in the bottom half of the ninth but the Royals answered with a three run eleventh inning to put the game out of reach.
Esteury Ruiz 2-5 2R, BB
Enderson Rodriguez 3 IP 4 H 2 ER 2 BB 2 K 4-0 Go-FO
Dennicher Carrasco 3-5 3R, BB