Omaha wins Game 3 in Memphis


With the series tied at 1-1, Omaha took the pitcher’s duel in Game 3, 2-0. The Storm Chasers are now one win away from the Pacific Coast League championship series.

Paulo Orlando hit a one out, two-run home run in the top of the first and the Storm Chasers never looked back.

Sugar Ray Marimon back in 2012 with Wilmington (Jen Nevius).

The Storm Chasers collected ten hits, eight from the top four in the order. Whit Merrifield and Pedro Ciriaco (the top two hitters) each had two hits. Ciriaco also stole a base. Orlando had three hits in the win.

Matt Fields batted fourth and hit a single. Paul Janish went 2-for-4 while batting ninth.

In his first Triple-A start since June 30th, Sugar Ray Marimon was solid. He allowed five hits (all singles) and walked three over five scoreless innings. He struck out two.

Kyle Zimmer made his Triple-A debut and walked one over one scoreless inning of relief (16 pitches, seven strikes). Lefty Tim Collins allowed a hit in two scoreless innings. Andrew Triggs earned the save with a perfect ninth (15 pitches, 11 for strikes).

Buddy Baumann will get the start for Omaha in Game 4 against the Redbirds’ Mike Mayers on Saturday night.

*In the other series (the Pacific Conference), Reno and Las Vegas are also all tied up at 1-1. The 51s are currently leading Game 3 in the middle innings.