BALL STAR

Dwyer, two relievers combine on two-hitter for Omaha

Updated: 2013-08-01T06:02:30Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Chris Dwyer and two relievers combined on a two-hitter as Class AAA Omaha routed Tacoma 8-0.

Dwyer allowed the two hits over six innings, while walking five and striking out four. Michael Mariot (one inning, two strikeouts) and Donnie Joseph (two innings, three strikeouts, three walks) finished up.

Ben Broussard had three hits, including a double, scored twice and had an RBI. Brian Fletcher also had three hits and an RBI and he walked once. Pedro Ciriaco had two hits and two RBIs and Max Ramirez had two hits and scored twice.

Gorkys Hernandez had a double among his two hits as the Storm Chasers collected 15 in the game.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

The Naturals were limited to three hits in a 5-0 loss to Arkansas.

Brooks Pounders allowed all five runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four. Since throwing a no-hitter on June 27, Pounders has a 6.21 ERA.

Class A Lexington

Kannapolis scored three runs in the eighth inning and beat the Legends 3-2.

It ruined a fantastic outing by Miguel Almonte, who allowed only one hit in six shutout innings. He struck out one and didn’t walk anyone.

Matthew Murray relieved and allowed the three runs in 1 1/3 innings, although only one was earned thanks to two errors after Mark Peterson has relieved Murray.

Lexington was limited to five hits, including Mark Threlkeld’s RBI double. Terrance Gore had a hit and stole his 60th base of the season.

In the ninth, Threlkeld walked with one out and took third on a single by Bubba Starling. However, Threlkeld was thrown out at the plate on a grounder.

Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls

Tyler Mack didn’t allow a hit, but he still took the loss as the Chukars fell 9-3 against Orem.

Mack walked five in 1 1/3 innings and four runs scored as part of a five-run second inning when Ashton Goudeau relieved.

Humberto Arteaga and Alexis Rivera each had two hits for the Chukars.

Rookie Burlington

Left fielder Chris Sweeney hit a solo homer, but the Royals managed just five hits total in a 3-1 loss to Greeneville.

Burlington starter Andrew Machado, 0-5, allowed two runs on five hits in four innings with three walks and two strikeout. Torey Deshazier also pitched four innings, and he gave up one run on two hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

Catcher Luis Villegas had two hits for Burlington.

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