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Saturday in the minors: Lexington's blown lead overshadows Starling's nice game

Updated: 2013-04-28T05:23:32Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Class A Lexington blew a ninth-inning lead, then gave up six runs in the 10th inning and lost 12-6 at home to Augusta on Saturday.

The Legends led 6-4 heading into the ninth, but Ali Williams gave up a two-run triple to Rafael Rodriguez to tie it. Williams then allowed all six runs in the 10th.

Augusta scored a run in the top of the first inning, but the Legends scored four times in the bottom of the third, with two scoring on Raul Mondesi’s triple. Bubba Starling had a two-run single the following inning as the Legends increased the lead to 6-1.

It was all downhill from there.

Starling was two for five with three RBIs and a run scored.

Class AAA Omaha

The Storm Chasers scored six runs in the first and rolled to 13-2 home victory over Iowa.

The offensive numbers for Omaha were eye-popping: 21 hits, seven doubles and three home runs. Every Omaha player had at least one hit, seven scored a run and six had at least one double.

Outfielder Xavier Nady was five for five with a home run and two doubles. Second baseman Irving Falu had four hits, including a double. Right fielder Anthony Seratelli had three hits (single, double and homer), and three RBIs and scored twice.

Then there was the blistering hot David Lough. He was two for five with a home run and three runs scored. It was his seventh multi-hit game in his last eight contests. During the seven-game hitting streak, Lough is batting .541 (20 for 37) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBIs.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

The Naturals scored three in the top of the 10th and won 5-2 at Tulsa.

Matt Fields walked to open the 10th, and took third on a double by Whit Merrifield. Alex McClure’s sacrifice fly brought in Fields, and Merrifield scored on a single by Brett Eibner. Eibner stole second, but hurt his shoulder and was replaced by Roman Hernandez, who later scored on a sacrifice fly.

Starter Jason Adam, who attended Blue Valley Northwest High School, had his best outing of the season. Adam allowed two runs on five hits in five innings with five strikeouts.

Class A Wilmington

Left-hander Sam Selman, a second-round pick by the Royals a year ago, allowed just three hits and two runs (one earned) in six innings, but took the loss as the Blue Rocks fell 2-0 at home against Winston-Salem.

Selman struck out five and walked five. Wilmington was limited to three singles.

To reach Pete Grathoff, send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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