Diamonds in the Rough 07/30/16

5-2 day for the affiliates on Saturday.

HR Roll Call Whit Merrifield (8), Colton Frabasilio (1)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Nick Heath 3-4 R, 2b, 2 SB (16)

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Emilio Ogando 6.1 IP 1 H 0 R 2 BB 6 K 10-3 GO-FO 95p/62k

Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Iowa Cubs 4

The Chasers came through enough times in their 13 chances to put up enough offense on the board to claim a win thanks to their starters quality outing. Starter Christian Binford gave Omaha his third consecutive quality start, allowing three runs over seven innings, The Chasers rewarded Binford with his first win since May 22nd, getting a home run from Whit Merrifield and a three run double by Bubba Starling in the first inning to build a 4-1 lead after one inning. The Chasers would tack on a run in the fourth and eighth to secure the lead and the win, their fourth in a row.

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Whit Merrifield 2-4 2R, HR, RBI, BB, SB (18)
Hunter Dozier 2-4 R, 2b, BB
Reymond Fuentes 1-3 R, RBI, BB

Springfield Cardinals 1 NW Arkansas Naturals 0

The Naturals offense couldn’t get anything going on offense Saturday, dropping a 1-0 game. Starter Yender Caramo took the loss despite giving up just one run in 5.2 innings on five hits while striking out eight.

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Yender Caramo 5.2 IP 5 H 1 Er 0 BB 8 K 6-3 GO-FO 77p/55k
Cam Gallagher 1-3
Terrance Gore 1-1

Lexington Legends 6 Charleston RiverDogs 1

Outstanding starting pitching effort and some thump on offense gave the Legends their first win in Charleston in three tries. After back to back games when the Lexington offense couldn’t muster more than two hits their starter pulled a role reversal. Lefty Emilio Ogando and the bullpen limited the RiverDogs to just two hits with Ogando working 6.2 innings of one hit ball with two walks allowed and six K’s. The offense woke up with 11 hits and Colton Frabsilio’s first home runs for the Legends. They will go for the split in the for games series tomorrow.

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Colton Frabasilio 1-3 HR, 2 RBI
DJ Burt 1-4 RBI, SB (32)
Chase Vallot 2-5

Idaho Falls Chukars 7 Grand Junction Rockies 5

Trailing 4-1 after five innings the Chukars put up six runs in their final three at bats to win another game at home. Rockies starter Ty Culbreth limited Idaho Falls to just one run through five innings with seven strikeouts while Idaho Falls starter fell behind with four runs in seven innings. Trailing 5-3 in the eighth the Chukars came up big with a four run inning, Meibrys Viloria got it started with a RBI double to score the first run and was quickly brought home on a two run single by Angelo Castellano. One hitter later Joe Dudek drove in Castellano to setup the Chukars with the two run lead that they would win with. The eighth inning hit for Viloria extended his hit streak to 17 games.

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Angelo Castellano 2-4 2R, 2 RBI
Nick Heath 3-4 R, 2b, 2 SB (16)
Richard Lovelady 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 3 K 11p/9k

Burlington Royals 4 Pulaski Yankees 2

Another solid pitching performance with some timely hits lead to a second consecutive series sweep for the Royals Saturday. Trailing 1-0 the Royals got a RBI single by Nicky Lopez to tie the game in the bottom of the third. After taking the lead in the fourth on a wild pitch it was Lopez adding room in the fifth with another RBI single and then scoring himself when a wild pitch and a passed ball moved him around. Starter Garrett Davila moved to 3-0 with six innings and two runs allowed (1 ER) with six strikeouts against no walks.

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Garrett Davila 6 IP 6 H 2 R 1 ER 0 BB 6 K 8-4 GO-FO
Nicky Lopez 2-3 R, 2 RBI, BB
Michael Silva 1 Ip 0 H 0 R 2 BB 2 K

AZL A’s 6 AZL Royals 5

After falling behind the Royals 6-1 the Royals made a comeback only to fall short in the loss. Starter Grant Gavin gave up his first earned runs of the season with five earned allowed in 3.1 innings. in the loss.

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Offerman Collado 2-4 R, 2b, 2 RBI
Jeison Guzman 1-5 R, SB (3)
Khalil Lee 1-4 RBI, BB

DSL Royals 6 DSL Phillies 0

DSL Royals Randy Acevedo continued his solid season while creating more worm burners for the Royals. The 19 year old earned 9 ground outs in six shutout innings to push his to a microscopic 0.60 in the win. The offense backed Acevedo up with six runs on 10 hits.

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Esteury Ruiz 2-4 R, 2b
Randy Acevedo 6 IP 4 H 0 R 0 BB 1 K 9-1 GO-FO
Dennicher Carrasco 2-4 2R, 2b, 2 RBI, SB (5)




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