Omaha won their finale in Nashville by a 3-2 score. They now return home for the holiday weekend to face Round Rock.
Paulo Orlando increased his hitting streak to 11 games by going 2-for-2 with two stolen bases.
Justin Marks picked up the win, despite allowing the tying run in the sixth on a solo home run. Francisley Bueno pitched a perfect eighth before handing the ball over to Spencer Patton. Patton allowed a single in the ninth, but picked up his eighth save of the season.
Brett Tomko was deserving of the win for the Storm Chasers. He allowed one run on five hits over five innings. He struck out six. The lone run was a solo homer in the first.
NW Arkansas lost to San Antonio for the second straight day, this time by a 2-1. There was no scoring after the fourth. The two teams finish the series on Friday, with NWA hoping to end a four-game skid.
The Naturals pitching bent, but did not break. Starter Andy Ferguson allowed both runs on six hits and three walks. One of the runs came via a leadoff home run. Scott Alexander followed and walked three over two scoreless innings. Malcom Culver allowed a hit and a walk over two innings before Cody Fassold allowed a hit in the ninth. The Missions went just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
The Naturals offense collected nine hits, including two doubles, but went just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. The bottom two in the order, Juan Graterol and Ethan Chapman, went a combined 4-for-6 with a double and a walk. Chapman also stole a base.
Blue Rocks starter Daniel Stumpf took the loss, as he allowed all three runs on nine hits over five innings. The Mudcats did not collect a hit after the 4th inning.
Ali Williams threw 2.2 hitless innings, while striking out six. He did however leave in the 8th inning with the bases loaded, courtesy of three walks. Mark Peterson got out of the jam and pitched a perfect ninth to give the offense a chance at another walk off.
The Blue Rocks scored both of their runs via sac flies by Hunter Dozier. They had the tying run in scoring position with less than two outs over the final three innings, but could not come up with the big hit.
Bubba Starling extended his hitting streak to 11 games, as he picked up two hits. Jack Lopez also had two hits and scored both runs. Tyler Chism, in his first game back, went 2-for-4 with a double in the loss.
The Blue Rocks now welcome division rival Frederick to town for four games. It is their first meeting of the season.
The Legends collected five hits, two each by Ramon Torres and Dominique Taylor. They did work five walks, but went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They struck out 11 times and hit into one double play.
Matt Tenuta was the hard luck loser, as he allowed three runs on six hits and one walk over 5.1 innings. One of his runs scored after he was pulled from the game.
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