In a bullpen game, Omaha lost to Round Rock, 7-6. That was after the Storm Chasers scored five runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the game at 6-6.
Michael Mariot got the start and allowed one hit over the first two innings. Then things fell apart for Omaha. Making his Triple-A debut, Sam Runion allowed four runs on six hits over 2.2 innings. He was followed up by Santiago Garrido, who was also making his Triple-A debut. Garrido allowed a two-run homerun in the seventh (3.1IP, 4H, 2R, 2BB, 3K). Francisley Bueno took the loss because he gave up a solo homerun to Manny Ramirez in the ninth with two outs.
In Omaha’s five-run 8th inning, they scored a run on a wild pitch, two ground outs, and a two-run single by Chris Getz (his second hit). However, Getz was thrown out trying to steal second base to end the inning.
NW Arkansas lost their second game in a row to Springfield with a 4-0 loss. That was despite the fact that they out-hit the Cardinals, 9-7. However, they went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.
*In roster news, infielder Angel Franco was activated from the DL (plus they lost relievers Runion and Garrido).
Wilmington‘s series opener against Lynchburg was rained out on Friday night. They will play a doubleheader on Sunday. That is the same day that over half the team will be shaving their heads for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. If you are interested in helping the Blue Rocks reach their fundraising goal or to see which players are involved, click HERE.
The Legends tied the game at 1-1 on a Mark Threlkeld double. Cam Gallagher provided the walk off with a single with runners at second and third base and one out.
Both teams’ starters were solid. Delmarva’s Matt Taylor allowed just one hit (a Raul Mondesi single in the first) and three walks over eight innings. Crawford Simmons struck out 11 over six shutout innings. He allowed three hits and three walks.
The newly ordained ministers, Johnny Walter and Kevin Allen, pitched the final 5.1 innings for the Legends. Walter allowed just one hit over 3.1 innings. Allen allowed the run in the top of the 14th, but picked up the win (2IP, 2H, R, BB, K).