Baseball Briefs: Legion, League, CWS, Storm Chasers & More

American Legion

The First State Bank American Legion Seniors Baseball team split a double header with Grand Island Home Federal at Novak Field, yesterday.  Fremont won game one, 1-0 and Grand Island won game two, 13-7 in eight innings.

Dodge County League

In Dodge County League Baseball last night, Wahoo defeated Blair, 8-2.

College World Series

The College World Series best-of-three championship series begins tonight at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha as Arkansas takes on Oregon State.  First pitch for game one is 6pm.

MLB on Walnut Radio

HOU- 11, KCR- 3; vs. LAA- 3:15 today

CIN- 8, CHC- 6; @ LAD- 9:10 tonight on Boomer  1490/104.1


Omaha Storm Chasers

Storm Chasers center fielder Donnie Dewees reached base four times and finished a double shy of hitting for the cycle, second baseman Humberto Arteaga crushed a grand slam and starting pitcher Trevor Oaks fired six scoreless innings in Omaha’s 8-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Werner Park.

Omaha hits the road for a four-game road series against the Round Rock Express, with first pitch of Monday’s series opener scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Dell Diamond. The Storm Chasers are anticipated to give the nod to RHP Scott Barlow (1-1, 4.00), with Round Rock expected to send RHP Chris Jensen (0-0, 7.36) to the hill.

Lincoln Saltdogs

Randolph Oduber smacked a bases-loaded hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Lincoln Saltdogs a 5-4 win over the Chicago Dogs in an 11-inning series finale.  It was the Saltdogs’ (22-14) second walk-off win of the series and their fourth of the season.  The victory completed the sweep of the Dogs (9-24), Lincoln’s first sweep since May 22-24th against the Wichita Wingnuts.

Curt Smith started the bottom of the 11th with a base hit off reliever Kaohi Downing.  Then, he stole second base and moved to third on a hit from Chase Simpson.  The Dogs intentionally walked Nathaniel Maggio to load the bases.  Chicago brought in their left fielder to play a third infield position trying to prevent a ground ball from getting to the outfield.  Oduber (pronounced OH-duh-BER) punched the first pitch he saw over the head of the left fielder to secure the win.

The Saltdogs have Monday off before traveling to South Division-foe Kansas City on Tuesday.  First pitch against the T-Bones is at 7:05 PM