Jack Lopez’s bunt single in the 11th inning scored Lane Adams with what proved to be the winning run Friday night in Class A-Advanced Wilmington’s 8-7 victory at Potomac.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Adams opened the 11th with a single and stole second with one out. Jared Schlehuber was walked intentionally, but Adams took third on a wild pitch. Lopez then delivered the game-winning bunt single.
The Blue Rocks rallied from deficits of 1-0, 6-3 and 7-6 in picking up the win.
In his first game since June 8, left-handed starter John Lamb went two innings, allowing two hits and one run. Tyler Sample gave up five runs in one-third of an inning.
Schlehuber went three for five with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. His average is up to .317. Lopez had three hits as well and scored twice. Justin Trapp had two RBIs and Kenny Swab hit two sacrifice flies.
Adams, Daniel Mateo and Tyler Chism all had two hits.
Class AAA Omaha
Danny Duffy gave up four runs on six hits in 51/3 innings, but got a no-decision as the Storm Chasers lost 6-4 at Round Rock.
The Express scored twice against Louis Coleman in the eighth inning to win the game.
Duffy, who struck out four without a walk, threw 83 pitches, including 55 for strikes.
Designated hitter Max Ramirez had two hits and two RBIs. Second baseman Christian Colon also had two hits, as did Chris Getz, who played shortstop for a second straight game.
In his first game with Omaha, first baseman Ben Broussard was one for three with a walk and a run scored.
Class A Lexington
Raul Mondesi broke an eighth-inning tie with a single that scored Terrance Gore and fueled a two-run inning as the Legends beat Power 4-2.
Mondesi, who is batting .429 in an eight-game hitting streak, later scored on a passed ball.
Ali Williams, 5-4, struck out five in two scoreless innings, and Mark Peterson got his 10th save by tossing another two scoreless innings. Starter Miguel Almonte gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings.
Class AA Northwest Arkansas
Jason Adam gave up eight runs (six earned) over five innings as the Naturals lost 8-2 at Midland.
Adam struggled with his command, walking seven against three strikeouts. Just 58 of his 106 pitches went for strikes and he also had a wild pitch and hit a batter.
Rey Navarro had three hits, while Orlando Calixte had two doubles.
Bobby Fisher-Brown hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run in the seventh inning as the Royals beat Princeton 5-4 and swept a doubleheader.
Burlington won the opener 5-1. Starter Matt Tenuta allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings on three hits. He struck out six and walked three. Pedro Gonzalez hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer.
In the nightcap, Mauricio Ramos had two doubles and scored twice as Burlington won despite making four errors.
Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls
Grand Junction scored the final nine runs of the game and beat the Chukars 16-7.
Second baseman Carlos Garcia had three hits, including two doubles and scored twice. Hunter Dozier, Elier Hernandez, Cody Stubbs and Frank Schwindel each had two hits.
Dozier, the Royals’ top pick in last month’s draft, has a seven-game hitting streak, during which he’s batting .400.