Omaha lost to Nashville, 5-3.
Scott Alexander blew his second save of the season, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over two innings. He allowed a game-tying solo home run in the top of the 8th inning to Ryan Roberts (who spent spring training with the KC Royals).
Andy Ferguson returned from the DL to throw three one-hit innings. He struck out five. Buddy Baumann followed and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out three.
The Storm Chasers collected six hits, three for extra bases. Brett Eibner hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning, his 16th of the season.
*In roster news, catcher Micah Gibbs was sent to NWA.
NW Arkansas lost their series opener to first place Arkansas, 4-2.
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The Naturals scored their two runs in the bottom of the second on back-to-back triples to start the inning fromAlex Liddi
, followed by an RBI ground out.
After Luke Farrell was solid in the start (5.2IP, 5H, 2R, 4BB, 5K), Malcom Culver took the loss. He allowed a run in the seventh (1IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 0K). Mark Peterson followed and allowed a run in the eighth.
Wilmington will begin a six-game road trip, starting in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night. The Blue Rocks look to end their eight-game losing streak.
Lexington lost their series opener to Augusta, 16-14. The two teams combined for 44 hits in a game that lasted more than three and a half hours. So much for speeding up the game!
The Legends scored ten runs over the final two innings.
Anderson Miller and Chase Vallot each hit three-run home runs. Both went 3-for-6 with four RBIs. Miller also threw a runner out at the plate from right field. Vallot however committed his seventh error and had his 11th passed ball.
Samir Duenez went 5-for-6 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI. Chad Johnson went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored. DonAndre Clark, Mike Hill, and Luis Valenzuela each had two hits in the loss.
Matt Tenuta took the loss, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits (two homers) and three walks over just 1.2 innings. Colin Rodgers then allowed seven runs (three earned) on 12 hits (one homer) and three walks over 3.2 innings. Nik Stephenson followed and allowed four runs (one earned) on six hits (two homers) and a walk over 3.2 innings.