Left-hander Sam Selman and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter Sunday as High-A Wilmington beat Myrtle Beach 2-1.
Selman, who was the Royals’ second-round pick in last year’s draft, gave up three hits and one run in five innings, while striking out six. According to Wilmington, Selman had allowed the most walks in the Carolina League, but he issued just one on Sunday.
Justin Trapp’s solo homer in the third inning broke the 1-1 tie and was the difference.
Spencer Patton (two innings, one hit), Scott Alexander (1 2/3 innings, three hits) and Andrew Triggs (one-third of an inning) finished off the victory.
The Blue Rocks noted that opponents are hitting just .149 against Patton, who has a 1.86 ERA.
The Legends scored six runs in the top of the first and cruised to a 12-5 win at West Virginia.
Lexington had a 2-0 lead after Terrance Gore singled and scored on a triple by Ethan Chapman, who came in after a groundout. The Legends had a runner on first with two outs, but then got an RBI double from Jin-Ho Shin. Yowill Espinal and Adrian Morales followed with walks to load the bases and Nick Cuckovich hit a bases-clearing double to make it 6-0.
Bryan Brickhouse got the win as he went five innings and gave up six hits and four runs (two earned) with three strikeouts and three walks.
Chapman was the only player with two hits and he had two RBIs, as did Michael Antonio.
Class AAA Omaha
Xavier Nady had a two-out RBI double in the sixth inning and he scored on Anthony Seratelli’s single as the Storm Chasers rallied for a 4-3 win against Las Vegas.
Omaha trailed 3-2 when second baseman Christian Colon opened the inning with a walk. A wild pitch, sandwiched around two fly outs, got Colon to second when Nady stepped to the plate.
Brian Sanches got the victory in relief after he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits with four strikeouts. Michael Mariot fanned three in 1 2/3 innings and got the save. Ryan Verdugo started and gave up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in five innings.
Max Ramirez added a solo homer for the Storm Chasers.
Class AA Northwest Arkansas
Jason Adam gave up four runs in five innings as the Naturals lost 7-1 to Tulsa.
Adam, who attended Blue Valley Northwest, allowed six hits and walked three while striking out five. While one of the runs he allowed was unearned, his record dropped to 0-5.
Brett Eibner’s solo homer in the bottom of the first staked the Naturals to a 1-0 lead, but the Drillers scored two in the second and Northwest Arkansas was behind after that.