Ball Star

Thursday on the farm: Omaha throws a team shutout

Updated: 2013-05-03T15:22:51Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Five pitchers combined for a three-hitter as Class AAA Omaha won 1-0 at New Orleans on Thursday.

Everett Teaford made a spot start for the Storm Chasers, and retired all 12 batters he faced before reaching his pitch limit. Teaford, who had 37 strikes among his 55 pitches, struck out four.

Louis Coleman came on in the fifth, and after keeping the perfecto going through five, he allowed a leadoff double in the sixth. That was the only hit he allowed in three innings. Coleman also struck out four.

Blaine Boyer gave up two hits in two-thirds of an inning, but Donnie Joseph ended the threat with a strikeout. Michael Mariot got the save after he walked one and struck out one in the ninth.

In the fifth, Anthony Seratelli single and took second after a Willy Taveras sacrifice bunt. Seratelli scored on a single by the red-hot David Lough, who extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

Seratelli had two of Omaha’s seven hits.

Class A Lexington

The Legends tied it with a run in the ninth and then scored in the 10th and won 3-2 at Delmarva.

Michael Antonio led off the ninth with an infield single, and Jin-Ho Shin sacrificed pinch runner Yowill Espinal to second. Humberto Arteaga’s single scored the run.

In the 10th inning, Ethan Chapman singled and Terrance Gore and Raul Mondesi had bunt singles to load the bases with no outs. Chapman scored on a wild pitch, but Lexington was unable to score again. Still, it was enough for the win.

Bubba Starling went one for four and raised his average to .200. Arteaga and designated hitter Michael Antonio each had two hits.

Starter Christian Binford gave up two runs on six hits in five innings, and three relievers scattered three hits over the next five innings.

Class A Wilmington

The Blue Rocks also rallied for a victory, scoring four times in the sixth to tie it before scoring in the bottom of the 11th for a 7-6 win against Salem.

In the 11th, Justin Trapp doubled, and Daniel Mateo sacrificed him to third. Jorge Bonifacio’s sacrifice fly scored Trapp with the winning run.

In the sixth, Murray Watts singled with one out and after another out, Geulin Beltre singled. Trapp walked to load the bases. Daniel Mateo’s doubles cleared the bases and Bonifacio singled Mateo home to tie the game at 6-6.

The Blue Rocks bailed out starter Sam Selman, who gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. His ERA jumped to 5.57. Andrew Triggs picked up the win after tossing three scoreless innings. He gave up three walks and struck out five.

To reach Pete Grathoff, send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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