Diamonds in the Rough 6-8-18

HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel (11), Humberto Arteaga (2), Luis Villegas (3), John Brontsema (2), Seuly Matias (19)

BPKC Hitter of the Day Frank Schwindel 3-4 3R, HR, 3 RBI, BB

BPKC Pitcher of the Day Josh Staumont 4.2 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K 4-2 GO-FO 75p/48k

Lexington LegendsGame 1 Lexington Legends 4 Asheville Tourists 3
Game 2 Asheville Tourists 2 Lexington Legends 1

In game one the Legends shortstop Cristian Perez singled in a pair in the fourth inning as part of a three-run frame to take a 3-0 advantage. The nineteenth home run of the season by Seuly Matias came two innings later to go up 4-0 before a couple unearned runs came across on Andres Sotillet cut the lead in half. Closer Tyler Zuber gave up a run but held on for the win to snap Lexington’s three-game losing streak.

In the second game the player the Royals acquired after the Braves international cheating scandal, Yefri Del Rosario took the mound for his first time with the organization. The hard-throwing Latin product was on his game early, throwing four scoreless with six strikeouts in that time before yielding back to back solo home runs in the fifth to fall behind 2-0. The Legends offense was put on ice until the seventh and last inning when Perez doubled and scored before Matias struckout to end the game.

Seuly Matias 1-5 2R, HR, 4K, BB
Yefri Del Rosario 5 Ip 5 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 6 K 4-2 GO-FO 70p/47k
Cristian Perez 3-6 R, 2b, 2 RBI, CS (3)

WilmingtonFrederick Keys 3 Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

The Keys stopped Wilmington’s six-game win streak after limiting them to a 1 for 8 effort with runners in scoring position on Friday night. The Orioles High-A squad got after starter Ofreidy Gomez for three runs in the first three innings, collecting six hits off Gomez in that time. The right-hander was able to navigate his final four innings without allowing another run to give Wilmington a quality start. Wilmington’s only two runs came in the seventh on back to back doubles by Xavier Fernandez and Chase Vallot but the squad could muster nothing else in the loss.

Khalil Lee 1-4 E (4)
DJ Burt 1-4 SB (16)
Ofreidy Gomez 7 IP 9 H 3 ER 3 BB 3 K 10-3 GO-FO 98p/58k

NW Arkansas LogoNW Arkansas Naturals 7 Springfield Cardinals 6

The Naturals Scott Blewett gave up plenty of hits, ten, in his time on the hill but the offense backed him up to take a win against Springfield. The big right-hander fell behind in the first inning when he allowed four hits to the first five batters, allowing two Cardinals runs in the frame. The lead stood at 3-1 into the sixth when the NW Arkansas offense got a jolt from Jecksson Flores rbi double. A Nick Dini single tied it up and John Brontsema’s second home run of the season quickly gave the Naturals their first lead of the game. Infield Nicky Lopez drove in another run in the inning after Donnie Dewees had triple to push the lead to 6-3. After Blewett tossed a scoreless seventh prior to his battery partner, Luis Villegas homering to add to the lead before Blewett gave up a home run after starting the eighth with a pair of outs. Reliever Sam Selman failed to get an out against the three batters he faced which cut the advantage to two but closer Jake Newberry got out of the jam and finished the game without allowing the Cardinals to tie it despite giving up a run on three hits in the ninth.

Nicky Lopez 2-4 2 RBI
Donnie Dewees 3-5 R, 3b
Scott Blewett 7.2 IP 10 H 4 R 4 ER 0 BB 5 K 9-5 GO-FO 95p/69k

Omaha Storm ChasersOmaha Storm Chasers 16 Albuquerque Isotopes 5

The Chasers used nine free passes to have a big scoring night in Omaha. In the early going it was Frank Schwindel pacing the offense, scoring Adalberto Mondesi with an infield single in the first before hitting a two-run home run in the third to help Omaha build a 5-0 lead. Later in the game infielder, Humberto Arteaga was doing the damage with a rbi double in the seventh and a three-run home run in the eighth inning as the Chasers put together four different multiple run innings in the sixteen run explosion. Starter Josh Staumont, still stretching out, gave the Chasers four and two-thirds innings of scoreless ball while he navigated five hits with five strikeouts and just one free pass.

Adalberto Mondesi 0-3 2R, 2 SB, 2 BB
Humberto Arteaga 2-4 R, HR, 2b, 4 RBI
Ryan O’Hearn 1-2 2R, 3 RBI, 2 BB

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