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Diamonds in the Rough 8.28

Diamonds in the Rough 8.28

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Royals minor league teams went 3-4 on Tuesday.  HR Roll Call  Brett Eibner (14) Justin Trapp (11)


(Photo Jake Rose Photography)

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Brett Eibner 2-3 2b, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI


Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Edwin Carl 3 IP 0 H 0 R 1 BB 5 K

Pine Tar Press Rookie League Player of the Day Bobby Fisher-Brown 4-5 2b, 2 R, BB, 4 RBI 

Memphis Redbirds 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 0 

The Chasers offense couldn’t get anything going while Ryan Verdugo had his most difficult start in a month.  The left-hander had his five game quality start streak snapped giving up five runs in just three innings while walking five and a allowing four hits.  Michael Mariot pitched his first AAA game working five scoreless.


W: Gorgen (1-2, 4.14) L: Verdugo (12-4, 3.63)

Omaha Storm Chasers
Irving FaluSS401000000.326
Mitch MaierRF401000000.288
Anthony Seratelli3B401010002.306
Max RamirezDH400000001.298
Clint Robinson1B301000010.290
David LoughCF401000000.276
Rey Navarro2B400000001.361
Adam MooreC200000010.241
Derrick RobinsonLF300000000.264
3B: Seratelli (3, Gorgen).
TB: Robinson, C; Lough; Falu; Seratelli 3; Maier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M; Seratelli.
GIDP: Navarro.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Outfield assists: Maier (Velez at home).
DP: 2 (Falu-Navarro-Robinson, C, Moore-Falu).
Memphis Redbirds
Adron ChambersCF300000111.313
Lance Berkman1B401000001.154
Steven Hill3B-C400000000.264
Brock PetersonDH221000020.188
Eugenio VelezRF-3B210000021.277
Cedric HunterLF200000010.267
Pete KozmaSS312000300.234
Bryan AndersonC111000000.225
    a- Lou MontanezPH-RF200000000.256
Vance Albitz2B301100100.304
a-Flied out for Anderson in the 3rd.
2B: Albitz (2, Verdugo).
TB: Albitz 2; Berkman; Peterson, Br; Anderson; Kozma 2.
RBI: Kozma 3 (63), Albitz (6), Chambers (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Montanez.
SAC: Hunter, C.
GIDP: Hill.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
CS: Peterson, Br (1, 2nd base by Mariot/Moore).FIELDING
E: Berkman (1, fielding).
DP: (Albitz-Kozma-Berkman).
Omaha Storm Chasers
Ryan Verdugo (L, 12-4)3.04555103.63
Michael Mariot5.02001200.00
Memphis Redbirds
Scott Gorgen (W, 1-2)7.02002304.14
Sam Freeman1.02000101.84
Barret Browning1.01000001.83


Arkansas Travelers 12 NW Arkansas Naturals 2

J.C. Sulbaran hasn’t had much success for the Naturals giving up four more runs in just 4.1 innings which put his ERA at 9.95 for NW Arkansas.  He wasn’t the only one giving up runs in this lopsided loss, reliever Ryan Dennick allowed eight runs (4 ER) in just 2.1 innings.

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W: Grube (3-2, 2.45) L: Sulbaran (0-3, 9.95)

Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Yem PradesCF411100000.265
Alex McClureSS401000101.215
Brian FletcherLF301010101.245
Paulo OrlandoRF300000011.275
Manny PinaC400000001.266
Mario Lisson1B400000003.240
Michael Liberto3B400000003.239
Julio RodriguezDH312100000.232
Yowill Espinal2B301000000.200
2B: Prades (28, Grube), Rodriguez, Jul (9, Grube).
3B: Fletcher (2, Grube).
TB: Fletcher 3; Rodriguez, Jul 3; McClure; Espinal; Prades 2.
RBI: Fletcher (31), McClure (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pina; Espinal; Liberto.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
CS: McClure (6, 2nd base by Grube/Gutierrez), Fletcher (3, home by Grube/Gutierrez), Liberto (1, 2nd base by Grube/Gutierrez).FIELDING
E: Prades (3, fielding).
Arkansas Travelers
Travis WitherspoonCF230000031.205
Paul McAnulty1B543101400.319
Roberto LopezLF513101200.264
Casey HaertherDH501100301.262
Brian Hernandez3B403100011.253
Jimmy Swift2B511000001.232
Darwin PerezSS411100011.215
Angel CastilloRF512100001.188
Adrian GutierrezC510000002.000
2B: Hernandez, B (8, Sulbaran), Haerther (20, Sulbaran), Castillo, A (9, Dennick), McAnulty (5, Dennick), Perez, D (14, Dennick), Lopez (36, Runion).
HR: McAnulty (10, 3rd inning off Sulbaran, 0 on, 1 out), Lopez (16, 3rd inning off Sulbaran, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Haerther 2; Hernandez, B 4; Swift; Castillo, A 3; McAnulty 7; Perez, D 2; Lopez 7.
RBI: McAnulty 4 (27), Lopez 2 (80), Haerther 3 (52).
2-out RBI: Lopez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez 3; Perez, D; Haerther.
Team RISP: 4-for-18.
E: Swift (7, fielding).
PB: Gutierrez (1).
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
J.C. Sulbaran (L, 0-3)4.17443529.95
Ryan Dennick2.14842304.68
Sam Runion1.13000002.77
Arkansas Travelers
Jarrett Grube (W, 3-2)8.06220702.45
Chris Scholl1.00001306.63
WP: Dennick, Scholl.
HBP: Fletcher (by Grube).

Wilmington Blue Rocks 6 Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5

The Rocks bullpen was solid and their offense generated some runs for a big win Tuesday.  Starter Matt Ridings couldn’t match what he had done previously for the Rocks giving up five runs in his five innings which putting the squad down 5-4.  Down by that score in the 6th Brett Eibner came up big with a two run home run to centerfield putting the Rocks up 6-5.  Reliever Edwin Carl dominated the final three innings to secure the win striking out five and yielding just a walk to earn his second save while improving Wilmington’s lead in the division to two games with five to play.

Vance Wilson Audio

Brett Eibner Postgame Audio

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W: Garrido (3-2, 3.13) L: Devore (2-3, 3.78)
S: Carl (2)

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Odubel Herrera2B522001301.288
Tomas TelisDH400000012.248
Hanser AlbertoSS500000101.262
Brett Nicholas1B411001102.288
Vincent DiFazioC200000020.213
Christopher GraysonCF401000000.187
Jhonny GomezLF412000001.219
Jeremy WilliamsRF413100001.236
Edwin Garcia3B400000001.246
2B: Williams, J (5, Garrido).
HR: Nicholas (8, 2nd inning off Ridings, 0 on, 0 out), Herrera (5, 4th inning off Ridings, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Grayson; Williams, J 4; Nicholas 4; Herrera 5; Gomez 2.
RBI: Nicholas (62), Alberto (33), Herrera 3 (45).
2-out RBI: Herrera 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garcia, E; DiFazio; Gomez; Grayson.
GIDP: Nicholas.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
E: Nicholas 2 (13, fielding, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Gomez (Piterson at 2nd base).
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Orlando CalixteSS300000000.289
Nick Van StrattenLF411010100.364
Lane AdamsRF401000101.241
Matt Fields1B211000021.286
Murray WattsDH400000004.235
Brett EibnerCF322101200.195
Jose BonillaC300000001.214
Angel Franco2B321000001.262
Luis Piterson3B302000101.273
2B: Eibner (25, Devore).
3B: Van Stratten (1, Devore).
HR: Eibner (14, 6th inning off Devore, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Piterson 2; Eibner 6; Van Stratten 3; Adams; Fields, M; Franco.
RBI: Adams (25), Piterson (13), Van Stratten (13), Eibner 2 (50).
2-out RBI: Piterson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Adams.
SAC: Calixte.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
CS: Adams (4, 2nd base by Devore/DiFazio), Fields, M (1, 2nd base by Klein/DiFazio).FIELDING
E: Ridings (1, pickoff), Calixte (20, fielding).
Outfield assists: Van Stratten (Williams, J at 3rd base).
DP: (Ridings-Calixte-Fields, M).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Kyle Devore (L, 2-3)6.08641613.78
Phil Klein2.00001301.00
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Matt Ridings5.08541322.67
Santiago Garrido (W, 3-2)1.01001103.13
Edwin Carl (S, 2)3.00001504.08
Garrido pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.WP: Ridings, Carl.

Burlington Bees 3 Kane County Cougars 1

Starter Kyle Smith gave up a couple early runs and the offense never got going in taking a loss that could ultimately end their season.  Smith gave up a run on a couple doubles in the 1st and then walked a pair and allowed another to cross in the 2nd putting the Cougars down early.  The right-hander would right the ship striking out a total of eight and not allowing a run during the final three innings.  The offense couldn’t bail out Smith going scoreless until a 9th inning home run by Justin Trapp.  This loss is extremely difficult on the Cougars playoff chances dropping them three games behind Burlington with just six games to play on the season.  Starter Aroni Nina gave up five runs in five innings on four hits and a pair of walks despite five strikeouts.

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W: Hassebrock (2-1, 3.27) L: Smith (4-3, 3.05)
S: Macias (9)

Burlington Bees
Addison RussellSS422100111.286
Sam Roberts2B301100011.263
Maxwell Muncy1B401100101.262
Wade Kirkland3B400000002.239
Bobby CrockerCF401000002.277
Aaron ShipmanDH210000022.213
Royce ConsigliRF401000002.206
Michael FabiaschiLF300000011.193
Nick RicklesC400000002.229
2B: Russell (1, Smith, K), Muncy, M (17, Smith, K), Roberts (1, White, C).
TB: Russell 3; Crocker; Muncy, M 2; Consigli; Roberts 2.
RBI: Muncy, M (22), Russell (4).
2-out RBI: Russell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Muncy, M 2; Kirkland.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
SB: Shipman (10, 2nd base off Smith, K/Swab), Russell (4, 2nd base off Smith, K/Swab).
CS: Crocker (9, 2nd base by Smith, K/Swab).FIELDING
Outfield assists: Consigli (Antonio at 1st base).
DP: (Consigli-Muncy, M).
Kane County Cougars
Justin Trapp2B513101100.272
Jack LopezSS301000001.230
Daniel Mateo3B301000020.265
Julio AparicioRF301000001.266
Michael AntonioDH401000001.220
Chris ElderLF400000001.244
Tim FergusonCF301000010.285
Henry Moreno1B401000000.203
Kenny SwabC400000001.231
2B: Trapp, J (17, Frankoff).
HR: Trapp, J (11, 9th inning off Macias, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Antonio; Mateo; Moreno; Trapp, J 7; Lopez; Ferguson; Aparicio.
RBI: Trapp, J (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Antonio 2; Aparicio 2; Moreno.
SAC: Lopez 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
E: Elder (1, fielding).
Burlington Bees
Blake Hassebrock (W, 2-1)6.07001303.27
Seth Frankoff (H, 6)2.01002104.84
Jose Macias (S, 9)1.01110114.43
Kane County Cougars
Kyle Smith (L, 4-3)5.05223803.05
Cole White2.01112204.50
Cody Fassold2.00000402.96
WP: Hassebrock.
HBP: Aparicio (by Hassebrock).

Grand Junction Rockies 7 Idaho Falls Chukars 6

The Chukars out hit their opponent and struck out more yet was still not enough to defeat Grand Junction, falling 2.5 games out of first place.  Infielder Nic Cuckovich continued his hot hitting going 3 for 5 with a single, double and triple in the loss.

Grand Junction203002000791
Idaho Falls4020000006132

W: Mejias (6-6, 5.50) L: Patton (0-7, 6.11)
S: Fernandez (2)

Grand Junction Rockies
Jeremy McLeodDH500000003.250
David DahlCF322000110.377
Matt WessingerSS522000000.286
Julian YanRF500000004.264
Ben Waldrip1B411100112.232
Ashley Graeter3B401000201.307
Max WhiteLF400000003.183
Michael RamirezC412000000.205
Juan Ciriaco2B411010100.276
2B: Waldrip (8, Nina).
3B: Ciriaco (2, Patton).
TB: Ciriaco 3; Wessinger 2; Waldrip 2; Graeter; Ramirez, M 2; Dahl 2.
RBI: Waldrip (32), Graeter 2 (28), Ciriaco (19), Dahl (53).
2-out RBI: Waldrip; Graeter 2; Dahl.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Graeter; Waldrip.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
SB: Dahl (12, 2nd base off Allen/Morin).FIELDING
E: Waldrip (8, fielding).
Outfield assists: Yan, J (Cuckovich at home).
DP: 3 (Wessinger-Ciriaco-Waldrip, Graeter-Ciriaco-Waldrip, Yan, J-Ramirez, M).
Idaho Falls Chukars
Ethan ChapmanCF511000001.313
Carlos Garcia2B511000001.268
Nicholas Cuckovich3B513110100.279
Jin-Ho ShinDH412000211.295
Rainier Bello1B302000000.268
    1- Jerico BlancoPR000000000.245
Elier HernandezRF501100100.207
Diego GorisLF412000000.312
Parker MorinC411010101.275
Adrian MartinezSS300000100.200
1-Ran for Bello, R in the 9th.
2B: Cuckovich (11, Warner), Hernandez (9, Warner).
3B: Cuckovich (8, Warner), Morin (3, Mejias, A).
TB: Garcia, C; Hernandez 2; Cuckovich 6; Chapman; Shin 2; Bello, R 2; Morin 3; Goris 2.
RBI: Cuckovich (40), Shin 2 (31), Hernandez (34), Morin (19), Martinez, A (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chapman 3.
GIDP: Hernandez 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
SB: Cuckovich (8, 2nd base off Fernandez, R/Ramirez, M).FIELDING
E: Martinez, A 2 (9, fielding, fielding).
Grand Junction Rockies
Ryan Warner2.07441107.68
Alving Mejias (W, 6-6)4.04220105.50
Michael Mason (H, 3)2.01000106.75
Raul Fernandez (S, 2)1.01000103.45
Idaho Falls Chukars
Aroni Nina5.04552506.00
Spencer Patton (BS, 1)(L, 0-7)3.04220606.11
Kevin Allen1.01000205.13
WP: Fernandez, R, Nina 3.

Burlington Royals 3 Bristol White Sox 1

The Royals finished off their regular season with a good pitching performance and a win.  Starter Yender Caramo worked five innings allowing just three hits and a run to improve his record to 5-3.  He earned the win thanks to a two run 2nd inning with a Kenny Diekroeger sac fly and a Alexander Marquez RBI single.  They also added a run in the 6th to cash in the win.


W: Caramo (5-3, 3.30) L: Santiago (0-2, 7.62)
S: Rassi (2)

Burlington Royals
Terrance GoreLF500000003.256
Humberto ArteagaSS500000001.274
Bubba StarlingCF400000001.275
Patrick Leonard3B311100010.251
Mark Threlkeld1B311000000.283
Alex HudakDH411100001.344
Fred FordRF201000020.248
Kenneth Diekroeger2B200000111.208
Alexander MarquezC301000101.143
2B: Leonard (9, Boydston), Hudak (8, Boydston).
TB: Leonard 2; Ford; Threlkeld; Marquez; Hudak 2.
RBI: Diekroeger, K (33), Marquez (4).
2-out RBI: Marquez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gore 4; Threlkeld.
SF: Diekroeger, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Pickoffs: Marquez (Hall at 2nd base).
Bristol White Sox
Thurman HallCF412000000.180
Jake Brown2B402100100.247
Nicholas BastoSS300000000.238
Alex Williams1B400000000.233
Cory FarrisLF400000002.158
Jose BarrazaC301000012.175
Zach StonerDH300000001.171
Steven Nikorak3B300000001.147
Juan RamirezRF300000002.209
2B: Brown (7, Caramo).
TB: Hall 2; Barraza; Brown 3.
RBI: Brown (12).
2-out RBI: Brown.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams; Farris; Ramirez, Ju.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
SB: Brown (10, 2nd base off Karlik/Marquez).
PO: Hall (2nd base by Marquez).
Burlington Royals
Yender Caramo (W, 5-3)5.03110503.30
Joe Karlik (H, 1)3.02001203.38
Lincoln Rassi (S, 2)1.00000107.71
Bristol White Sox
Anthony Santiago (L, 0-2)4.02224207.62
Chris Boydston3.03110405.75
Tony Bucciferro1.00000002.57
James Hudelson1.00000205.86
WP: Karlik, Santiago 2, Boydston.
HBP: Threlkeld (by Santiago), Marquez (by Hudelson), Basto (by Caramo).


AZL Royals 17 AZL Padres 14

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W: Castillo (2-0, 4.76) L: Miller (2-3, 9.95)
AZL Royals
Ariel EstadesCF431000021.250
Alfredo Patino3B431000023.196
Ramon TorresSS442100220.316
Bobby Fisher-Brown1B524100411.261
Pedro GonzalezDH503100400.286
Luis VillegasC320000021.244
Lance HarperRF522000010.318
Lewis Urena2B502000201.181
Marsalis HollowayLF611000003.129
2B: Fisher-Brown, B (3, Kelly), Gonzalez, P (10, Kelly), Torres, Ra (5, Rodriguez, B).
TB: Harper 2; Holloway; Torres, Ra 3; Gonzalez, P 4; Fisher-Brown, B 5; Urena, Le 2; Patino; Estades.
RBI: Fisher-Brown, B 4 (12), Gonzalez, P 4 (21), Urena, Le 2 (6), Torres, Ra 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Fisher-Brown, B 2; Gonzalez, P 2; Urena, Le; Torres, Ra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harper 2; Patino; Holloway; Villegas, Lu 3.
SAC: Urena, Le.
SF: Gonzalez, P.
Team RISP: 8-for-21.
SB: Patino (5, 2nd base off Kelly/Munoz), Torres, Ra 2 (17, 2nd base off Rodriguez, B/Munoz, 3rd base off Rodriguez, B/Munoz), Estades (8, 3rd base off Rodriguez, B/Del Castillo).
CS: Torres, Ra (8, 2nd base by Kelly/Munoz).FIELDING
E: Harper (3, fielding), Torres, Ra (20, throw).
PB: Villegas, Lu (4).
DP: 2 (Torres, Ra-Urena, Le-Fisher-Brown, B, Patino-Urena, Le-Fisher-Brown, B).
AZL Padres
Henry CharlesCF533010311.278
Malquiel Brito2B501000012.248
Chris Burke3B612010400.242
Cade Kreuter1B511000002.200
Alexi ColonLF433020210.364
    Yair LopezLF100000000.180
Anthony RenteriaDH323200210.245
Christian MunozC210000011.343
    Miguel Del CastilloC200000002.359
Wynton BernardRF422100111.232
Cody GabellaSS200000110.212
    Jalen GoreeSS210000000.276
2B: Bernard (3, Lovvorn), Renteria 2 (3, Castillo, Castillo).
3B: Colon 2 (2, Lovvorn, Castillo), Burke (1, Lovvorn), Charles (2, Castillo).
TB: Brito; Kreuter, C; Colon 7; Burke 4; Bernard 3; Charles 5; Renteria 5.
RBI: Bernard (9), Burke 4 (4), Colon 2 (6), Renteria 2 (7), Gabella (5), Charles 3 (20).
2-out RBI: Bernard; Burke 2; Colon 2; Renteria; Gabella; Charles 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gabella; Burke 2; Goree; Lopez, Y.
GIDP: Munoz, Kreuter, C.
Team RISP: 8-for-22.
E: Bernard (2, fielding), Brito 2 (26, throw, throw), Kreuter, C (7, throw), Colon (1, fielding).
PB: Munoz (2).
AZL Royals
Zachary Lovvorn4.25552408.34
Torey Deshazier0.03443007.86
Darwin Castillo (W, 2-0)3.15411504.76
Niklas Stephenson1.02111005.63
AZL Padres
Michael Kelly4.06323407.11
Bryan Rodriguez3.081073306.26
Christian Miller (L, 2-3)0.22434109.95
Jean Corpas1.10000206.00
Deshazier pitched to 6 batters in the 5th.WP: Lovvorn, Deshazier, Kelly 3, Rodriguez, B, Miller 2.
Balk: Castillo.
HBP: Villegas, Lu (by Rodriguez, B), Renteria (by Lovvorn), Kreuter, C (by Lovvorn).



About The Author

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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