A pitchers’ duel turned into a back-and-forth affair as the Storm Chasers countered Baby Cakes first baseman Jon Rodriguez’s seventh-inning grand slam with a four-run eighth, including a two-run single from first baseman Frank Schwindel and catcher Cam Gallagher ‘s go-ahead run-scoring single, in Omaha’s 5-4 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday evening at Werner Park.
The triumph was the 301st regular managerial win in Storm Chasers manager Brian Poldberg‘s tenure as skipper with Omaha. He ranks second in franchise history behind only former longtime manager Mike Jirschele (995).
The two teams will complete their four-game set on Thursday evening at Werner Park. RHP Glenn Sparkman (2-0, 0.69) is anticipated to make his Werner Park debut for the Storm Chasers, with the Baby Cakes slated to send LHP Dillon Peters (0-1, 3.75) to the hill. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.
Christian Ibarra and Brandon Jacobs each homered and the Lincoln Saltdogs beat the Wichita Wingnuts 6-4 at Haymarket Park on Wednesday night.
The win clinched the first series win of the season for Lincoln (3-3) and extended their win streak to three games. Tyler Herron earned the win and notched a quality start in a six-inning outing. Travis Banwart was charged with the loss for Wichita (2-3) after surrendering four runs on six hits over six innings. J.R. Bunda earned the save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
The Saltdogs try for the series sweep over Wichita on Thursday night at Haymarket Park. First pitch is at 6:45 PM.
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