COLUMBUS, Ohio — Storm Chasers Frank Schwindel and Trevor Oaks did their part Wednesday night in helping the Pacific Coast League beat the International League 12-7 in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Schwindel had two hits and scored twice while Oaks pitched a scoreless inning.
Schwindel scored his runs in the first three innings as the PCL jumped to an 8-1 lead. He singled and scored in a six-run second inning, then led off the third with a double and later scored on an error.
The International League cut its deficit to 8-7 in the fifth inning, but the PCL scored two each in the sixth and ninth to secure the win.
Oaks pitched the bottom of the second after the PCL took a 6-1 lead. He allowed a walk and a single, but a double play helped Oaks escape without any damage.
He was the second of 13 pitchers used by the PCL.
The 19 combined runs were the second most in the 31-year history of the Triple-A All-Star Game, topped only by a 13-9 game in 2003.
Josh Fuentes of Albuquerque was named MVP. He had two hits and drove in two.
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Ht: 5-9 Wt: 210 B-T: S-R Age: 28
Designated for assignment by Cleveland at the start of the major league season, Kansas City claimed the veteran off waivers early last week and optioned him to Omaha to begin the year with the Chasers.
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 195 B-T: R-R Age: 24
The right-hander from Venezuela had never pitched above the rookie league level prior to last season, then went all the way from High-A ball to the major leagues last year with a stop in Omaha in between.
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 170 B-T: S-R Age: 28
Once the starting center fielder for Oakland, the veteran outfielder — one of the fastest players in baseball — gives Kansas City depth at a position of need, although he is no longer on its 40-man roster.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 205 B-T: L-L Age: 25
The former Butler pitcher, one of two left-handers in the Omaha bullpen, was outstanding in his first season with the Chasers, excelling particularly in situations when entering a game with runners on.
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 215 B-T: R-R Age: 25
The right-handed slugger out of St. John’s was named the top minor league hitter in the Kansas City system in 2018 after a summer in which he smashed 23 homers and drove in 97 runs.
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 195 B-T: R-R Age: 23
Omaha’s youngest starter came to the Royals, and landed a spot on their 40-man roster, in a January trade with Oakland after an outstanding Double-A season at Midland in his third full professional season.
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190 B-T: R-R Age: 24
The eighth-year pro, considered one of the better defensive infielders in the Royals system, made his Triple-A debut Friday after being named a midseason all-star at two different levels in 2016 and ’17.
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 220 B-T: R-R Age: 26
Kansas City’s No. 8 prospect according to Baseball America played in only 33 games during an injury-filled 2017 after being named the organization’s top minor league hitter the previous summer.
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 175 B-T: R-R Age: 25
After advancing to the Triple-A level for the first time last season after being named a midseason Texas League All-Star, the middle infielder received a non-roster invite to spring training with the Royals.
12 Jonathan Dziedzic, LHP
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 200 B-T: R-L Age: 27
Omaha’s opening-day starter for the second straight season, and its lone lefty in the rotation, was the best pitcher in the Pacific Coast League for the first month of 2017 before injuries derailed his hot start.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 200 B-T: R-R Age: 24
Kansas City’s top prospect last season slides to No. 4 on that list this season as he and his triple-digit fastball move to the bullpen in 2018 after control issues led to inconsistency in a starting role in 2017.
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 230 B-T: R-R Age: 26
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the Royals system last season, the converted Division II outfielder made the big leap from Low-A ball to Triple-A late last year and excelled in 11 outings with the Storm Chasers.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210 B-T: R-R Age: 26
He suffered the loss in the season opener Thursday, but the first player from Marist to make the major leagues has appeared in 43 games with Royals the past two summers and could return soon.
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 195 B-T: R-R Age: 26
A native of the Kansas City area, the fifth-year outfielder out of Missouri Southern made the most of his short stay in Triple-A last summer, batting .336 with 13 extra-base hits in 29 games with the Storm Chasers.
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 235 B-T: R-R Age: 31
The veteran right-hander, who pitched in the majors for the Giants in 2015 and ’16, signed a minor league deal with Kansas City — the seventh organization he has been with in 14 years — in mid-December.
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 195 B-T: R-R Age: 24
The all-time hits leader at NCAA Division I Wagner rose quickly through the Royals system in his first three pro seasons, batting .310 at Northwest Arkansas to earn a spring training invite and a 2018 spot in Omaha.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 205 B-T: L-R Age: 26
The well-traveled catcher out of Utah bounced back and forth between Double-A and Triple-A in the Kansas City organization last season due to injuries at every level, playing in 41 games as a reserve.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190 B-T: S-R Age: 25
The switch-hitting middle infielder opens the season in Omaha for the second straight year after making his major league debut with Kansas City in 2017, batting .243 in 33 total appearances with the Royals.
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 180 B-T: L-L Age: 22
A 10th-round draft pick only two summers ago, the hard-throwing southpaw has risen rapidly all the way to Triple-A by converting 19 of 24 save opportunities with a 1.67 combined ERA over four levels.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 225 B-T: L-L Age: 24
The left-handed slugger from Sam Houston State is considered one of the top power hitters in the Kansas City system, having totaled 84 home runs in three pro seasons, including 18 in Omaha last year.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 170 B-T: R-R Age: 25
After spending the first seven seasons of his professional career in the Dodgers organization, the right-hander signed a big league free agent deal with Kansas City and will start 2018 in the Omaha rotation.
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190 B-T: R-R Age: 29
The right-handed reliever, the all-time leader in wins and strikeouts at East Carolina, has made 252 career major league relief appearances, nearly all of which came while he was with the Cardinals.
Ht: 5-7 Wt: 165 B-T: R-R Age: 26
The speedy outfielder, an eighth-year pro, has spent time with the big league club — almost exclusively as a pinch runner — in each of the past four seasons, but he is not on Kansas City’s 40-man roster for 2018.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 225 B-T: R-R Age: 25
Acquired in a January trade with the Dodgers, the right-hander who led the minors in double plays induced in 2016 was having a second strong season in Oklahoma City in 2017 prior to an oblique injury.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 215 B-T: L-L Age: 27
The veteran left-handed outfielder signed a minor league deal with Kansas City in January after splitting time between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit, where he posted a .235 total average in his past four seasons.