Third baseman Brian Bocock’s two-run homer broke a tie in the seventh inning and Class AAA Omaha won 5-2 at Round Rock.
The Storm Chasers trailed 2-1, but Justin Maxwell singled leading off, took second on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Eibner and moved to third on Francisco Pena’s groundout. Carlos Peguero then singled to tie the game and Bocock followed with his homer to left.
Peguero’s seventh home run of the season in the ninth inning finished the scoring.
Sugar Ray Marimon, 4-2, allowed two runs on three hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked two. Donnie Joseph scattered three hits over his three innings for his first save of the season.
Mike Moustakas did not play in the game.
The Class AA Northwest Arkansas bullpen melted down in an 11-2 loss at Corpus Christi. The game was tied 2-2 after five innings, but Cody Fassold (two runs in 2 1/3 innings), Ali Williams (two runs in one inning) and Matthew Murray (five runs, four earned in one inning) struggled. Starter Sam Selman went just 3 2/3 innings as he gave up two runs on four hits, but walked four and struck out seven. He threw 97 pitches and hit a batter. Catcher Micah Gibbs and first baseman Mark Threlkeld each had two hits.
Luis Santos allowed two unearned runs in six innings, but Kyle Bartsch gave up three in two innings and Class A-Advanced Wilmington lost 5-4 at Frederick. Santos gave up two hits, walked two and struck out five. Hunter Dozier had a double and two RBIs and left fielder Terrance Gore stole his 16th base of the season.
Other than a seven-run sixth inning, everything was fine for Class A Lexington. Alas, the Legends lost 7-4 to Augusta. Cody Reed, the Royals’ second-round pick in last year’s draft, pitched five shutout innings, then allowed two batters to reach. Matt Alvarez took over and walked four and allowed two hits while recording just one out. Anthony Edwards stemmed the tide, but not before an ugly crooked number appeared on the scoreboard. Frank Schwindel hit a solo homer for the Legends, his fifth this week.
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