Ball Star

Monday on the farm: Starling homers again

Updated: 2013-04-30T14:42:33Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Bubba Starling hit a home run, but Augusta scored twice in the eighth inning and won 4-2 at Class A Lexington.

Clayton Schulz allowed the two eighth-inning runs on three hits and two walks.

Blue Rocks starter Bryan Brickhouse gave up two runs on just two hits in seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks.

Starling, who hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning that pulled Lexington into a tie, was two for four. In the last three games against Augusta, Starling batted .417 (5 for 12) with two homers and six RBIs. He also scored four times and walked twice.

Class AAA Omaha

Omaha left 10 runners on base and fell to the Zephyrs 6-3 in New Orleans.

Left fielder David Lough and center fielder Willy Taveras each had three hits, while second baseman Johnny Giavotella, first baseman Brandon Wood and third baseman Irving Falu each had two hits.

Giavotella had all three RBIs for Omaha.

Starter Nate Adcock gave up 11 hits and six runs (five earned) in 6 1/3 innings.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

The Naturals committed three errors in an 8-2 loss to Tulsa.

Northwest Arkansas led 1-0 in the second when Tulsa’s Roman Hernandez made an error ahead of a three-run homer by Kiel Roling.

The Naturals got a run back when Mitch Canham tripled and scored on a single by Yem Prades. Northwest Arkansas made two errors in the fifth inning as Tulsa scored five runs and the Drillers went on to the victory.

First baseman Mitch Canham had two hits for Northwest Arkansas.

Class A Wilmington

Kyle Zimmer, the Royals’ top pick in last year’s draft, gave up five runs on six hits as the Blue Rocks lost 5-4 to Salem.

Zimmer struck out five and walked two as his ERA increased to 4.76.

First baseman Daniel Mateo had two hits and two RBIs for Wilmington.

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

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