Omaha Storm Chasers
Omaha designated hitter Frank Schwindel crushed his team-best tenth longball and right fielder Paulo Orlando extended his scorching hitting stretch with three knocks, while first baseman Ryan O’Hearnsmashed what proved to be the game-winning hit of the Storm Chasers’ 6-5 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Tuesday evening at Werner Park.
Entering the last of the eighth even at 5-5, O’Hearn slammed a 1-1 offering to just left of straightaway center field, a 430-foot blast as measured by Trackman technology. One inning prior, Omaha had taken their first lead of the contest at 5-4 with a three-spot thanks to Schwindel’s big fly and LF Rosell Herrera ‘s go-ahead two-run double to left.
The two teams are set to meet again on Wednesday evening at Werner Park, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT. Omaha is anticipated to send RHP LHP Jonathan Dziedzic (2-5, 3.39) to the hill, with El Paso expected to give the nod to RHP Seth Simmons (0-0, 1.50).
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks launched four home runs and beat the Lincoln Saltdogs 9-4 on Tuesday night. Starter Tyler Herron gave up three blasts on the way to the loss for Lincoln (11-8). The Saltdogs continued to hit it out of the park too. Curt Smith and Christian Ibarra each went deep to make it four straight multi-homer games. Smith has long balls in each of the last three games.
The teams square off in the rubber match on Wednesday night. First pitch is at 6:45 PM