Catcher Adam Moores three-run homer punctuated the Storm Chasers six-run sixth inning Sunday as they routed Oklahoma City 7-0.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Omaha had just five hits in the game, but it took advantage of seven RedHawks walks.
The Storm Chasers led 1-0 in the sixth when Jarrod Dyson, Christian Colon and Johnny Giavotella all walked to open the inning. Chad Tracy hit a sacrifice fly that scored two runs thanks to an error. Anthony Seratelli singled home a run, and Chase Lambin followed with another single.
After an out, Moore clubbed his three-run homer.
Dyson, who is on a rehab assignment (high ankle sprain) is zero for 11 at Omaha, although he had a single wiped out Saturday night when that game was stopped because of rain.
Louis Coleman, 3-1, got the win after allowing two hits in 2 1/3 innings as his ERA dropped to 1.23. Everett Teaford started and gave up two hits and walked three with four strikeouts in four innings. His ERA is now 2.10.
Will Smith struck out two in 1 2/3 innings of relief and Michael Mariot allowed just a single in the ninth.
Class AA Northwest Arkansas
The Naturals gave up three in the top of the first, but rallied for a 7-5 victory over Arkansas.
Northwest Arkansas trailed 5-3 after five innings, but tied it with a two-run sixth, and won it with two in the seventh.
Brian Fletcher opened the sixth with a homer for the Naturals, and after an out, Yem Prades singled. Rey Navarro grounded into a fielders choice, but took second on a wild pitch. Manny Pina reached on an error that scored Navarro and tied the game 5-5.
Alex McClure opened the seventh with a double and took third on a flyout. After a strikeout, Brian Fletcher was intentionally walked. Fletcher then stole second, and Matt Fields was intentionally walked to load the bases. Prades then singled home McClure and Fletcher to provide the winning margin.
The rally took starter Brooks Pounders off the hook for a loss. He gave up three runs on four hits in one inning of work. Sam Runion got the win after pitching 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. He allowed two hits, walked a batter and struck out three.
Left-hander Zach Jackson, in his fifth game with the Naturals, pitched a perfect ninth with one stirkeout for his second save. He hasnt allowed a run in five one-inning appearances.
Starter Kyle Smith allowed six runs on six hits in five innings as the Blue Rocks lost 6-1 at Winston-Salem.
Smith, 4-2, struck out four and walked just once as his ERA climbed to 2.59.
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