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Tuesday on the farm: Lough is red hot

Updated: 2013-04-24T15:44:38Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Omaha’s bats stayed hot as the Storm Chasers routed the Sounds 7-1 in Nashville on Tuesday.

David Lough went four for five with a double, triple and two runs scored to raise his average to .356. Catcher Brett Hayes hit a pair of solo homers and is batting .324 on the year. Right fielder Anthony Seratelli is batting .316 and second baseman Johnny Giavotella is hitting .313.

But no one is hotter than Lough, who has five straight multiple hit games and is 15 for 28 (.536) with three doubles, five RBIs, two walks and two strikeouts.

Ryan Verdugo got the win by scattering five hits in seven shutout innings with three strikeouts and no walks.

Class A Lexington

Ashville scored two in the seventh inning and rallied for a 4-3 home victory against the Legends.

Lexington starter Bryan Brickhouse, ranked as the Royals No. 17 prospect by Baseball America, allowed two runs on six hits in five innings. But Scott Alexander gave up a two-run triple to Francisco Sosa that turned a 3-2 lead into a 4-3 deficit.

Center fielder Bubba Starling was two for four with a double and two RBIs, Raul Mondesi went two for three with a double, RBI and run scored and designated hitter Jin-Ho Shin was two for four.

Starling is hitting .333 (five for 15) in his last four games with two doubles and a home run. His two-out RBI on Tuesday scored Mondesi and gave the Legends a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning.

Class A Wilmington

Salem jumped on Blue Rocks starter Aaron Brooks early, scoring two runs in the first inning and six in the second and cruising to an 8-1 victory.

Center fielder Lane Adams and first baseman Daniel Mateo each had two hits for Wilmington. Left fielder Tim Ferguson, who was one for four, is hitting .344 this year.

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