On Wednesday, Omaha and Kane County took the first step towards advancing in their respective playoff series, while Northwest Arkansas was edged in extra innings.
Thursday, all three were in action again, hoping to climb a step closer to their league’s championship.
Pacific Coast League
Omaha Storm Chasers 7, Round Rock Express 2
Manuel Pina (not Manny) had a two run homer and only Kurt Mertins was the only Storm Chaser without a hit. Game 3 is tomorrow night in Omaha and the Storm Chasers have a shot to complete the sweep. The Reno Aces lead the Sacramento Rivercats two games to none as well and would be Omaha’s next opponent if both finish off their respective series.
Arkansas Travelers 1, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 0
The Travelers spoiled a strong six innings by Jake Odorizzi, who held Arkansas scoreless while surrendering only one hit.
For the second straight night, Arkansas won in walkoff fashion with two outs, with Roberto Lopez playing the hero with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. The teams travel to Springdale and Arvest Ballpark, where the Naturals will try to rattle off a three game home winning streak to advance to the championship series.
Burlington Bees 5, Kane County Cougars 1
The deciding game of the three game series will be tomorrow night as Jason Adam takes the mound with Kane County’s fate in his hands.
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