Omaha held on for the 9-3 win in Tacoma. They scored two runs each over the first four innings. Things got interesting in the ninth, as the Rainiers got to lefty Will Smith (who was then ejected six batters into the inning). However Donnie Joseph struck out the final batter of the game.
Smith was not the only Storm Chaser that was ejected. Outfielder Quintin Berry was ejected in the 8th inning after going 2-for-4 with a double.
The offensive outburst made a winner of Danny Duffy, who allowed one run on five hits over five innings. He walked three, but struck out nine. Buddy Baumann followed with three scoreless innings of relief and struck out five.
NW Arkansas committed four errors, but had just three hits en route to their 5-0 loss to Tulsa.
Rey Navarro had two of the Naturals three hits.
Sugar Ray Marimon took the loss, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits (including two solo homeruns) over five innings. He did strike out three.
*Felipe Paulino will be re-starting his rehab assignment on Saturday, as he gets the start for the Naturals.
Wilmington lost another game to Winston-Salem, this time by an 8-3 score. The Blue Rocks actually led 2-0 after Tim Ferguson‘s two-run homerun in the top of the 2nd inning.
It was their 16th loss in their last 18 games. The Blue Rocks have beaten the Dash just two times this season.
Lexington lost in Rome, 2-1.
Christian Binford was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out two.