Merrifield heating up for Royals

Published 10:36 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

By Andrew Marshall

Enterprise Record

Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City Royals went 3 for 4 with his fourth home run of the season on May 14 against Tampa Bay.

On May 15, Merrifield had a 2-5 showing that featured three RBIs. After going 1-4 on May 16, he faced the Yankees two days later, going 3-4 with a pair of runs. He went 1-4 on May 19 to keep his hitting streak alive. On May 20, Merrifield’s 12-game hitting streak came to an end in a 10-1 loss to the Yankees.


Jeremy Walker picked up his first win as a Florida Fire Frog (Atlanta Braves’ Advanced Class A affiliate) on May 15 over the St. Lucie Mets. In six innings of work, Walker gave up two earned runs off six hits.

Brandon Lankford of UNC Asheville turned in a 3-5 outing along with two runs against Charleston Southern on May 19. In 50 games played this season, Lankford maintained a .266 batting average, drove in 26 runs, scored 27 runs and hit eight home runs.

Isaac Campbell made a relief appearance for Gardner-Webb over the weekend against Longwood. In two innings of work, Campbell allowed two hits and struck out three batters.