The Omaha Storm Chasers were the only Royals affiliate to win on Friday night, as they beat the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-4. With the game tied at 4-4, the Storm Chasers scored two runs on a Lorenzo Cain two-run homerun in the bottom of the 8th to win. Mike Montgomery was solid in the start for Omaha, as he allowed four runs on three hits (though he walked four) over 6.1 innings.
There isn’t a whole lot to say about the NW Arkansas Naturals game. They got thrashed by the visiting Frisco RoughRiders 18-5. Frisco collected 17 hits and five walks. Anthony Seratelli hit a three-run homerun in the 8th inning for the Naturals.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks held an early 1-0 lead, but the visiting Potomac Nationals scored five unanswered to win 5-1. Noel Arguelles allowed just one run on six hits over five innings. However the Blue Rocks bullpen allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over the final four innings. Nationals starter Cameron Selik pitched a complete game seven-hitter in earning his first Carolina League win. Carlo Testa and Jose Bonilla collected two hits each for the Blue Rocks.
Infielder Gerard Hall and right-handed pitchers Greg Billo, Sugar Ray Marimon and Leonel Santiago, will represent the Kane County Cougars in the Midwest League All-Star game on June 21 in Davenport, Iowa.
In the game, the Cougars collected just one hit, a double by Ryan Stovall in the 4th inning. They lost to the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-0. Two of the five runs scored by the TinCaps were unearned (the Cougars made two errors).