Redhawks Can’t Overcome 1st Inning Storm

From press release:

The Omaha Storm Chasers (18-12) scored five runs in the first inning in support of starter Danny Duffy in a 10-2 win over the Oklahoma City RedHawks (13-17) before 5,035 Sunday afternoon at Werner Park.

Astros outfielder Jason Michaels was hitless in four at-bats in the second game of a rehabilitation assignment.

Duffy (3-0) allowed two runs and five hits over six innings in a winning decision while moving back into the PCL strikeout lead with eight strikeouts. Henry Villar (2-1) allowed seven runs, five earned, with seven hits over five innings for the losing decision.

Omaha opened the scoring with a five-run first against Villar. Mike Moustakas singled in a run for a 1-0 score. Later in the inning Lorenzo Cain sent in three runs with a double for a 4-0 score. Lance Zawadski next doubled in Cain for a 5-0 score. All nine hitters came to the plate with four hits and three walks in the inning.

The RedHawks rebounded in the second when Koby Clemens walked and Brian Dopirak hit a two-run home run into left field, cutting the Omaha lead to 5-2.

Omaha plated two unearned runs in the fifth inning. David Lough scored on a fielding error by first baseman Brian Dopirak for a 6-2 lead before a throwing error by shortstop Anderson Hernandez threw wild later in the inning to bring home Giavotella for a 7-2 game.

In the top of the sixth inning, RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco was ejected from the game. DeFrancesco was arguing the ruling that Drew Locke was out for the final out of the inning for abandoning first base.

The Storm Chasers added three runs off reliever Gustavo Chacin in the sixth inning on a Moustakas RBI single and a Clint Robinson two-run base hit for a 10-2 score.

RedHawks RH Jordan Lyles will face Storm Chasers LH Mike Montgomery in game four of the series Monday at 11:05 a.m. Live radio coverage is available on AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com and through the IHeartRadio application on mobile devices.

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