With a chance to sweep, Omaha lost in walk off fashion to OKC by a 2-1 score.
The Storm Chasers led 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth with lefty Buddy Baumann on the mound. A walk and a single put the tying run in scoring position. A throwing error by Christian Colon tied the game, before the RedHawks walked off on a bunt.
Omaha scored their lone run in the 4th inning on a Mike Moustakas RBI single. They out-hit OKC 7-4, but struck out 13 times. Moose had three of the hits for the second straight game.NW Arkansas has now lost four in a row, as they lost to Corpus Christi, 7-3.
The Naturals tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third, only to see the Hooks retake the lead in the bottom of the inning. JC Sulbaran took the loss, as he allowed three runs on six hits and three walks over five innings.
Shortstop Orlando Calixte may have went 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate, but committed two more errors to up his total to seven in just 17 games. Jorge Bonifacio had three hits, two doubles, and an RBI. The Naturals had just seven hits.
*Former Royals minor leaguer Kyle Smith is scheduled to make Sunday night’s start for the Hooks.
Wilmington lost to Frederick, 8-1. The Blue Rocks have now lost two in a row and are tied for second place.
Maryland native Christian Binford was battered for five runs (four earned) on eight hits over just four innings. He did have the error. It was not any easier for Johnny Walter, who allowed three runs on six hits over 2.1 innings. Zeb Sneed did allow one of his inherited runners to score in the seventh.
The Blue Rocks collected six hits, two by Hunter Dozier, who returned to the lineup after hurting both of his hands in Wednesday night’s game. Both of his hits were doubles. Jack Lopez also had two hits in the loss.
Raul Mondesi collected his first hit since returning to action after back spasms kept him out for 11 games. He went 1-for-4, but is just 1-for-12 since returning.
The bulk of the Legends offense came from Frank Schwindel, who hit two home runs to drive in five runs. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado, Humberto Arteaga, and Dexter Kjerstad each had two hits in the win. The Legends also took advantage of four GreenJackets errors, two of which came in their two-run 5th inning.
Crawford Simmons won his first game of the season with five shutout innings. He allowed four hits and walked one while striking out two. Simmons induced six ground outs. Though Luis Rico walked four, he pitched three scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts.