Baseball Briefs: 2-0 Win for Saltdogs, 3-2 Loss for Chasers

Omaha Storm Chasers

The Dodgers scored in each of the first three innings, and held on to beat Omaha 3-2 on Thursday night at Bricktown Ballpark.

The Storm Chasers (59-69) will return to Werner Park for their final homestand of the season tonight. They’ll open a 4-game set with the Iowa Cubs at 7:05. Omaha’s starter is to be determined, while Iowa will send RHP Alec Mills (5-12, 4.84) to the mound.

Lincoln Saltdogs

Austin Robichaux was one out away from a no-hitter and the Lincoln Saltdogs beat the Cleburne Railroaders 2-0 on Thursday night.

Trevor Sealey broke up the no-no with a double down the third base line with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.  It prevented Robichaux from becoming the second Saltdogs pitcher to achieve the incredible feat.  Jarrett Gardner tossed the team’s only no-hitter on June 25, 2009.  There have only been five solo no-hitters in American Association history.

Robichaux earned the win and notched his third complete game of the season.  It was his second shutout after he blanked Gary SouthShore in a seven-inning game on July 1st.  On Thursday night, he gave up just the one hit, hit two batters with pitches, did not issue a walk and tied his season-high with nine strikeouts.  He threw 102 pitches and faced only 30 batters.

Lincoln’s (44-45) right-handed pitcher retired the first seven batters on just 17 pitches.  Then, he hit Paul Ludden and Alex Polston with consecutive pitches.  After the brief lapse of concentration, he retired the next 19 Railroaders (29-60) before Sealey’s double.

Offensively, Lincoln generated a boatload of baserunners.  The Saltdogs put runners in scoring position in seven out of nine innings but left 11 runners on base.

The Saltdogs try for the series win on Friday.  First pitch is at 7:06 PM


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