Class AAA Omaha broke a tie by scoring six runs on just two hits in the eighth inning Saturday and beat Round Rock 9-3.
The Storm Chasers drew six walks in the inning. Willy Taveras had a two-run double and Paulo Orlando delivered a bases-loaded single that scored all three runs when Round Rock committed two errors after the hit.
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The sixth run scored on a wild pitch.
It’s not like Omaha didn’t hit. The Storm Chasers collected 15 hits and every starter had at least one. They scored three in the top of the second when Brett Hayes opened the inning with a solo homer. Later, Orlando hit a two-out, two-run shot.
Starter Everett Teaford gave up three runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings. Brian Sanches, 4-2, allowed just one hit in four scoreless innings of relief.
Class A-Advanced Wilmington
Jared Schlehuber stayed hot with two hits and two RBIs and helped the Blue Rocks knock off Potomac 8-3.
In his last 10 games, Schlehuber is batting .359 with three doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs.
Alex McClure had three hits and scored twice, while center fielder Lane Adams, designated hitter Jack Lopez and left fielder Ethan Chapman all had two hits. Adams’ hits were both doubles, and he is batting .350 over his last 10 games.
Starter Kyle Smith, 5-4, gave up two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Sam Bates hit a two-run homer and Chad Johnson clubbed a three-run homer in a nine-run fifth inning as the Royals beat Princeton 14-7.
Burlington trailed 6-3 heading to the bottom of the fifth, but the Royals collected eight hits and turned the game around.
Bates finished with three RBIs and scored three runs, while Bobby Fisher-Brown had three hits and three RBIs. Mauricio Ramos also had three hits, scored three times and knocked in two runs.
Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado, Ramon Torres and Bates each had two hits. Every Burlington player had at least one hit and got starter Cesar Ogando off the hook. He allowed six runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings with three walks and two strikeouts.
Kevin McCarthy, 2-0, allowed one hit in 4 1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls
Cody Stubbs had a triple, home run and three RBIs as the Chukars beat Grand Junction 8-4.
Zane Evans had three hits, including two doubles, and knocked in two runs. Alexis Rivera also had two hits in addition to two walks.
Starter Jonathan Dziedzic allowed one run on seven hits in four innings. Yender Caramo, 1-1, gave up three unearned runs on six hits in three innings.
Class AA Northwest Arkansas
Three Natural errors led to four unearned runs as Northwest Arkansas lost 6-1 to Frisco.
Starter Sugar Ray Marimon, 5-9, pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed five runs, but just one was earned. He struck out two and walked one.
Two bright spots: struggling pitcher Noel Arguelles retired all four batters he faced to finish the game, while catcher Mitch Canham went three for three and scored the Naturals’ lone run.