Game summary: Wed 16 May 5:30 PM
Reds Win 5th; Jett Emery K's 8
Reds pitcher Jett Emery struck out 8 Royals in his first start of the season. He allowed just one run on two hits to pick up the win. Nolan Chisholm pitched well in relief of Emery and picked up 7 strikeouts in 2 2/3 hitless innings. The Reds' bats also were going strong in this one. Jackson Emery hit a long triple in the third inning and came around to score on the play. Willem Thurber had a base hit and two runs scored. Will Fontaine hit a double and Lucas Stolpp got a base hit as well. NicK Fortier made his debut at catcher for the Reds and proved very competent behind the plate. He also scored two runs. The Royals showed improvement but were held to two hits by the Reds' pitching staff. Ozzie VanHendrick knocked in the Royals' lone run with an RBI single in the third inning. Ryder Leary had the other Royals hit - a single in the second inning. On the mound, VenHendrick threw well and allowed just three runs across three innings of work.