Ball Star

Selman tosses 8 no-hit innings for Wilmington

Updated: 2013-08-25T04:40:00Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Left-hander Sam Selman struck out 11 in eight no-hit innings, but he didn’t get a decision in Class A-Wilmington’s 1-0 win at Potomac in 10 innings.

Selman, who walked two, was pulled after his eight innings because he threw 97 pitches, including 65 for strikes. Selman was a second-round pick in last year’s draft out of Vanderbilt.

Andrew Edwards relieved in the ninth and gave up a leadoff double. After a bunt moved the runner to third, Edwards intentionally walked two batters to load the bases, but he worked his way out of the jam.

In the top of the 10th, Yem Prades singled with one out and moved to third on a single by Daniel Mateo. Sam Bates then hit a sacrifice fly to score Prades. Wilmington had just seven hits.

Class AAA Omaha

Kevin Kouzmanoff’s two-out RBI single in the 10th inning against Everett Teaford lifted New Orleans to a 4-3 win at Iowa.

Despite the loss, the Storm Chasers kept their two-game lead over Memphis in the Pacific Coast League American North division.

Teaford walked Kevin Mattison, the leadoff batter in the 10th, and Mattison stole second and later scored on Kouzmanoff’s hit.

Omaha starter Yordano Ventura turned in another stellar effort as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked one.

The Storm Chasers tweeted this nugget: Ventura has allowed three runs or fewer in 21 of his 25 starts this season between Class AA and Class AAA.

Teaford allowed only the one run in four innings. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out four.

Catcher Brett Hayes continued his home-run binge with a two-run shot in the fourth inning. He has 16 homers on the season, including five in his last three games.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

The Naturals had just three hits, but walked 12 times and struck out 12 times in a 6-5 loss to Arkansas.

Starter Ryan Verdugo, who is coming back from an injury, allowed one hit in three scoreless innings with two strikeouts and no walks. Jason Bergmann allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. He struck out four. Sam Runion also allowed three runs on four hits in two innings.

The Naturals trailed 6-2 in the seventh inning, but they scored three runs on two hits, four walks and a wild pitch and the cut the lead to one. However, they left the bases loaded and were unable to pull even.

Northwest Arkansas fell two games behind the Travelers in the Texas League North Division.

Class A Lexington

It was an all-around rough night for the Legends in an 8-1 loss to Greenville.

Matthew Murray gave up seven runs (six earned) in 3 2/3 innings. Murray, 1-5 allowed eight hits, walked a batter and struck out two.

Hunter Dozier, the Royals’ first-round pick in this year’s draft, left the game with a hand injury after being hit by a pitch. It happened in the fourth inning. Dozier will have an X-ray done Sunday.

Fred Ford hit a solo homer for the Legends, while Mark Threlkeld had a double.

Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls

Great Falls scored single runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings and beat Idaho Falls 7-6.

Humberto Arteaga had a double, triple and four RBIs for the Chukars. Elier Hernandez had two hits, including a double, with an RBI.

Beau Maggi went one for two, walked three times and scored three times.

Starter Patrick Conroy allowed four runs on six hits in five innings.

Rookie Burlington

Andrew Ayers and Nick Cuckovich each hit a solo home run as the Royals beat Johnson City 5-4.

Tyler Chism had two hits, including a triple, scored twice and knocked in a run. Chris Sweeney also tripled and scored a run. Pedro Gonzalez chipped in with two hits.

Starter Jake Newberry gave up four runs, but only one was earned, in 3 1/3 innings. Cruz Guevara went two-thirds of an inning. Sam Lewis, 4-4, then tossed five scoreless innings, scattering three hits and striking out six.

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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