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Diamonds in the Rough 4.11

Diamonds in the Rough 4.11


The Storm Chasers 2 run comeback salvaged the day for the Royals organization after the big club blew a lead in extras and the Rocks and Cougars couldn’t muster any runs.  HR Roll Call N/A


Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Kevin Kouzmanoff 3-5 2b, 3 RBI

Kevin Kouzmanoff via

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day No one stood out 


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Falu delivered the winner


You definitely can’t say the Storm Chasers aren’t exciting after their second walkoff win in as many days Wednesday.  Irving Falu who scored the game winning run yesterday did the honors with the game winning hit to mark a three run bottom of the ninth to climb out of a two run deficit.  The Chasers started the night well collecting three hits in the first inning including a run scoring double from Kevin Kouzmanoff to take an early 2-0 lead.  After that first inning Martin Perez settled down grabbing control of the game working quick and accurately for the next four innings.  While Perez was handling things for his squad Vin Mazzaro had some tough luck in the third when the Express put together some soft hit singles and a pair of sacrifice files to take over the lead at 3-2.  The Chasers would continue to trail giving up a run in the 6th, scoring themselves to pull back within a run and then giving up a run in the 8th to trail 5-3 heading into the ninth.  In that ninth Jarrod Dyson would get things started with a one out infield single and quickly moving to third with a steal of second and advancing to third on a wild throw to second, Derrick Robinson would follow with a walk putting the tying run on base.  Hot hitting Tony Abreu would pop out bring Clint Robinson up with two down.  CRob would get plunked on a 2-2 pitch loading the bases for Kevin Kouzmanoff, all Kouz would do is single back up the middle scoring the speedy Dyson and DRob while moving David Lough to third after he came in to pinch run for Clint.  With the game knotted at 5 and still two out Irving Falu would complete the 2 out 2 run rally, save the teams from getting a chance to play extras once again while also delivering the Chasers their fifth win in a row to improve to 6-1 on the young season.

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W: Sisk (1-0, 8.31) L: Scheppers (0-1, 6.75)

Round Rock Express
Julio BorbonCF501000100.240
Yangervis SolarteLF301000111.179
Leonys MartinRF400000011.375
Brad NelsonDH411000103.240
Michael Bianucci1B412200101.355
Tommy Mendonca3B300000010.250
Luis MartinezC414000100.294
Luis HernandezSS310000011.174
Greg Miclat2B411000000.083
2B: Bianucci 2 (2, Mazzaro, Colon, R).
TB: Martinez, L 4; Nelson, B; Bianucci 4; Solarte; Miclat; Borbon.
RBI: Borbon (3), Solarte (5), Nelson, B (3), Bianucci (10), Martinez, L (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bianucci 2; Miclat; Nelson, B.
SF: Solarte; Nelson, B.
GIDP: Mendonca, Hernandez, L.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
E: Martinez, L (1, throw).
Omaha Storm Chasers
Jarrod DysonCF321000010.364
Derrick RobinsonLF412000011.406
Tony AbreuSS421000110.438
Clint RobinsonDH301000010.370
    1- David LoughPR-DH010000000.269
Kevin Kouzmanoff3B503100301.385
Irving FaluRF501000101.250
Jamie Romak1B401100100.250
Anthony Seratelli2B402000002.500
Cody ClarkC300000002.176
1-Ran for Robinson, C in the 9th.
2B: Kouzmanoff (5, Perez, M), Romak (1, Heilman).
TB: Dyson; Falu; Kouzmanoff 4; Robinson, D 2; Seratelli 2; Romak 2; Robinson, C; Abreu, T.
RBI: Abreu, T (8), Kouzmanoff 3 (9), Romak (2), Falu (4).
2-out RBI: Kouzmanoff 3; Romak; Falu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Falu; Romak; Robinson, D; Clark, C 2; Kouzmanoff.
SAC: Clark, C; Dyson.
Team RISP: 7-for-16.
SB: Dyson 2 (6, 2nd base off Perez, M/Martinez, L, 2nd base off Scheppers/Martinez, L), Robinson, D 2 (3, 2nd base off Heilman/Martinez, L, 2nd base off Scheppers/Martinez, L).
CS: Robinson, D (3, 3rd base by Perez, M/Martinez, L).FIELDING
DP: 2 (Romak-Abreu, T-Romak, Abreu, T-Seratelli-Romak).

Round Rock Express
Martin Perez5.26332503.09
Aaron Heilman (H, 2)1.13001106.00
Tanner Scheppers (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)1.23331106.75
Omaha Storm Chasers
Vin Mazzaro6.07442403.00
Roman Colon2.03111204.50
Brandon Sisk (W, 1-0)1.00001108.31
WP: Mazzaro 2.
IBB: Mendonca (by Colon, R).
HBP: Robinson, C (by Scheppers).



Carolina Mudcats 5 Wilmington Blue Rocks 3

Another night and another tough night for the Wilmington offense with the Rocks able to only put 3 hits on the board against the Cleveland Indians farm club.  Angel Franco collected for two of the Rocks three hits driving in two runs during a three run 6th inning that tied the game after Carolina put up a three spot on Tyler Sample in the 1st.  With the game knotted at 3 and the Rocks offense on hiatus the Mudcats pushed two across against a struggling Chase Boruff for his second loss of the season.


W: Jimenez (1-0, 0.00) L: Boruff (0-2, 10.12)
S: Flores (1)

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Whit MerrifieldCF310000003.143
Angel FrancoSS402000201.150
Kevin DavidC300000101.083
Brian Fletcher1B300000011.182
Roman HernandezLF400000001.053
Geulin BeltreRF300000011.158
Jake Kuebler3B300000010.294
Kenny SwabDH310000010.000
Luis Piterson2B311000000.333
TB: Piterson; Franco 2.
RBI: Franco 2 (2), David (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kuebler 3; Piterson.
SAC: Merrifield; Piterson.
SF: David.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
E: Franco (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Beltre (Aguilar at 3rd base), Merrifield (Lowery at home).
Pickoffs: Sample (Cid at 2nd base).
Carolina Mudcats
Tyler HoltCF310000011.375
Tony Wolters2B401000001.120
Giovanny Urshela3B311000000.235
    1- Justin ToolePR-3B010000000.800
Jesus AguilarDH312000011.417
Jeremie Tice1B411000201.211
Jake LoweryC402100202.364
Carlos MoncriefRF401100100.313
Ronny RodriguezSS200000010.188
Delvi CidLF300000000.188
1-Ran for Urshela in the 8th.
2B: Lowery (2, Sample), Moncrief (2, Boruff).
TB: Urshela; Moncrief 2; Lowery 3; Aguilar 2; Wolters; Tice.
RBI: Tice 2 (6), Lowery 2 (6), Moncrief (2).
2-out RBI: Lowery 2; Moncrief.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moncrief; Urshela.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
SB: Cid (2, 2nd base off Sample/David).
PO: Cid (2nd base by Sample).FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, Rn (2, throw), Wolters (1, fielding), Tice (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Cid (Swab at home).
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Tyler Sample5.06332505.59
Thomas Melgarejo2.10000107.36
Chase Boruff (L, 0-2)0.222210010.13
Carolina Mudcats
Clayton Cook5.22311601.69
Dale Dickerson1.11002103.00
Francisco Jimenez (W, 1-0)1.00000100.00
Jose Flores (S, 1)1.00001003.00
WP: Cook.
HBP: Urshela (by Boruff).



Beloit Snappers 3 Kane County Cougars 2

The Cougars went looking for their second consecutive series win Wednesday but ran into a big righthander in Madison Boer who was more than capable of quieting their hot bats.  Boer, a 2011 2nd round pick from the University of Oregon showed his advanced pitching ability limiting the Cougars to just 3 hits and 1 walk during his five innings while putting 9 down via strikeout.  Kane County’s two hottest hitters Justin Trapp and Jorge Bonifacio remained hot collecting two hits apiece but the rest of the lineup could only put together 3 more.  One of those three was an RBI double from Orlando Calixte that went over the first base bag in the 4th inning that resulted in the ejection of Beloit manager Nelson Prada who disagreed with the call.  With their manager ejected the Snappers players responded with two double and a single in the top of the fifth to take a 3-1 lead which would end up being enough for them to take the game and the series.

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W: Boer (1-1, 4.00) L: Mitchell (0-1, 8.10)
S: Dempster (1)

Beloit Snappers
JaDamion WilliamsDH400000011.133
Wang-Wei LinLF401100000.125
Eddie RosarioCF300000001.300
    Jonathan GoncalvesCF100000001.190
Miguel Sano3B300000012.250
Daniel OrtizRF402000000.250
Tyler GrimesSS411100000.190
Rory Rhodes1B400000001.000
Matthew KochC322200110.429
Adam Bryant2B402000201.286
2B: Koch 2 (3, Mitchell, Mitchell), Grimes (3, Mitchell), Lin, W-W (1, Alexander).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Grimes 2; Koch 4; Bryant 2; Lin, W-W 2.
RBI: Bryant 2 (2), Koch (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Williams, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
SB: Ortiz, D (1, 2nd base off Alexander/Shin).
CS: Bryant (1, 2nd base by Mitchell/Shin).
PO: Ortiz, D (2nd base by Shin).FIELDING
E: Lin, W-W (1, fielding).
DP: (Bryant-Rhodes).

Kane County Cougars
Alex LlanosLF201000021.250
Daniel MateoDH400000001.308
Michael Antonio3B310000011.217
Jorge BonifacioRF412100001.476
Lane AdamsCF401000001.304
Orlando CalixteSS401100200.182
Justin Trapp2B402000002.435
Murray Watts1B300000002.444
    a- Henry MorenoPH100000000.000
Jin-Ho ShinC300000002.188
a-Grounded into a double play for Watts in the 9th.
2B: Calixte (1, Boer), Bonifacio (2, O’Rourke).
TB: Trapp, J 2; Calixte 2; Bonifacio 3; Adams; Llanos.
RBI: Calixte 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Calixte.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bonifacio; Trapp, J 2.
GIDP: Moreno.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
SB: Llanos (1, 2nd base off Boer/Koch).
CS: Calixte (1, 3rd base by O’Rourke/Koch).FIELDING
E: Antonio (3, fielding).
Pickoffs: Shin (Ortiz, D at 2nd base).

Beloit Snappers
Madison Boer (W, 1-1)5.03112904.00
Ryan O’Rourke (H, 1)2.03111102.25
Clint Dempster (S, 1)2.01000100.00
Kane County Cougars
Jason Mitchell (L, 0-1)5.05330308.10
Scott Alexander4.03003400.00
WP: Mitchell.
IBB: Sano (by Alexander).

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I grew up on the mean gravel roads of Iowa where I started my love for baseball from the age of 2. George Brett and the voice of Denny Matthews deepened my love even more for the Royals as my father and I spent summers listening to the team on our deck or in the car on our way to or from my little league and high school games. Sports was always the common bond that my father and I enjoyed and the Royals were in the center of that.I currently live in La Vista with my wife, two sons, two dogs and a pair of gross cats where we are grinding through until we can move somewhere warm when we retire. I own Casino Cab Company and Bluffs Affordable Auto Repair in Council Bluffs trying to build my 1% empire. If you are in the area you can find me at Omaha Storm Chasers games on most nights or just follow me on twitter @ClintScoles.

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