Omaha lost in walk off fashion, losing 5-4 to open their series in Oklahoma City. OKC scored four runs in the ninth to complete the comeback, as the Storm Chasers led 3-0 after two innings.
Buddy Baumann got the start and allowed one hit and walked one over three scoreless innings. He struck out five. Luke Hochevar made another rehab appearance, allowing one hit in his one inning of work.
Joe Paterson entered the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out and allowed all three to score, along with the winning run with two outs.
NW Arkansas looks to salvage their series in Tulsa, as they lost their third straight on Saturday night by a 4-3 score.
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The Naturals hit three home runs, including back-to-back solo shots byMike Bianucci
(his fourth) andAlex Liddi
(his second) in the third.
Daniel Stumpf took the loss in relief of J.C. Sulbaran (5IP, 4H, 3R, 4BB, 6K). Stumpf allowed a two out solo home run to LA Dodgers prospect Corey Seager in the seventh (his second homer of the game).
Bubba Starling made his Double-A debut, playing centerfield and batting sixth. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Wilmington lost another heartbreaker in Frederick, losing 4-3. The Keys once again walked off, scoring three in the eighth and one in the ninth.
Nick Green pitched a perfect seventh and then retired the first two batters in the eighth. He was pulled after allowing a single in favor of Robinson Yambati, who walked the first batter he faced. After a two-run triple, Yambati allowed an RBI single to tie the game. In the ninth, he allowed a walk off, one out home run to Austin Wynns (his first of the season).
The Blue Rocks led 3-0 after three innings, but collected just one RBI (a Logan Moon ground out). Dominique Taylor stole home and the other run scored on a double play ground out. Moon went 2-for-4, stole two bases, and had an outfield assist. Jack Lopez and Cam Gallagher each had two hits in the loss. Dexter Kjerstad made his season debut, playing left field and batting ninth (1-for-4 with two strikeouts).
Jake Junis took the no decision, allowing just four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings. He struck out six.
Lexington and West Virginia were postponed and will play a doubleheader on Sunday.