Omaha and Reno played two tonight, with the Aces taking Game 1 by a 4-2 final. Justin Marks took the loss, as he allowed all four runs over five innings of work. Six different Omaha hitters collected hits. They got both of their runs in the 4th inning on Irving Falu‘s two out double.
The Storm Chasers took the second game, 13-1. Already leading 3-0, they exploded for nine runs in the 2nd inning.
In the first, two straight singles to lead off the game led to Johnny Giavotella‘s three-run homerun. In the second, the Storm Chasers sent 15 men to the plate. They walked four times and hit six singles. The big hit came from Paulo Orlando, who cleared the bases with a triple.
Everett Teaford made the start and allowed four hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out three. Francisley Bueno picked up the win, as he allowed an unearned run on two hits over 3.1 innings of relief.
Mother Nature must not want NW Arkansas and Springfield to play. Last week when Springfield visited NW Arkansas, two games were postponed. Tonight’s series opener in Springfield was rained out after they recorded ten outs. They will play a doubleheader on Friday.
Spencer Patton took the loss, as two straight wild pitches allowed the winning run to score (3IP, H, R, 0BB, 4K). Aaron Brooks had another solid start, as he allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings. He struck out seven.
Murray Watts went 2-for-4 with two doubles, but never scored a run.
With a 1-1 tie, Lexington scored a run in the bottom of the 7th inning to beat visiting West Virginia, 2-1. Michael Antonio broke the tie with a leadoff homerun, his first of the season (he went 2-for-2).