Omaha led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the third, but were once again battered by OKC, 10-3.
The RedHawks pounded out 17 hits and chased Storm Chasers starter John Lamb after three innings (four runs on eight hits and three walks). After Buddy Baumann threw a scoreless fourth, OKC scored in every inning after that against three Omaha relievers.
The Storm Chasers got on the board in the very first inning on a Johnny Giavotella sac fly. Whit Merrifield scored that first run and then another, as he went 4-for-4. Paulo Orlando collected two hits, including a triple. He also threw a runner out at the plate. Logan Davis got the start at third base and went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
The Storm Chasers split the four-game series and now head to Iowa for four games. The Cubs are just a 1/2 game back of Omaha.
NW Arkansas broke the tie with a run in the top of the eighth and held on for the 6-5 victory over Frisco.
In the Naturals four-run 3rd inning, Lane Adams hit a three-run home run, his second in two days. He tripled in the go ahead run in the 8th inning, as he drove in five runs. Adams fell a double short of the cycle. He even stole his 27th base of the season.
The Naturals bullpen was stellar in relief of Tim Melville, who struggled through four innings. Angel Baez allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Scott Alexander earned the win, as he walked one over two scoreless innings. Andrew Triggs earned his 11th save of the season with an 11 pitch perfect ninth.
Wilmington has now lost five in a row, as they lost 4-2 in Salem.
Christian Binford was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out seven and once again did not walk a batter. If you have ever talked to him, he HATES to walk guys. Binford’s last walk came back on May 25th against Frederick.
With two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth, Lexington walked off against Augusta, 3-2. Mauricio Ramos hit the two-run home run for the win.
Ramos collected two of the Legends six hits in the game. He also doubled.
The game started in a rain delay, with another delay during the game for a total of an hour and a half.
Jake Junis was solid over the first 5.2 innings, allowing two unearned runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out six. Kevin Perez earned the win in relief, allowing just one hit and a walk over 3.1 scoreless innings. He struck out seven.
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