Omaha takes 2-0 series lead


Triple-A Omaha took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-4 comeback victory over OKC. The RedHawks had the best record in the Pacific Coast League.

The Storm Chasers were clinging to a 2-0 lead with Lane Adams scoring both runs (he reached via a walk and a single) when Clayton Mortensen allowed a mammoth three-run home run to Jonathan Singleton in the fourth (after Brandon Laird had singled in their first run).

The score stayed at 4-2 until the Storm Chasers batted around in the top of the sixth, scoring five runs. It all started with a one out walk. After a Paulo Orlando double, the first run scored on a fielding error. Two more doubles scored three runs before OKC recorded another out. Ben Broussard finished the scoring with an RBI single.

Buddy Baumann came on in relief and in his second inning of work, allowed back-to-back leadoff hits to put runners at second and third base. Baumann battled back to strike out the next two hitters before getting a fly out to end the threat and keep the RedHawks off the scoreboard.

Zach Jackson picked up the save, as he retired all six batters he faced, including the final two on strikeouts.

Irving Falu, Rey Navarro, and Gorkys Hernandez each had two hits.

The best-of-five series now shifts to Omaha on Friday night, as Justin Marks gets the start for the Storm Chasers.