December 29, 2014

Storm Chasers bounce back to gain a split with first place Iowa Cubs

The Omaha Storm Chasers (11-15) erased a 6-2 deficit in an 8-6 win over the Iowa Cubs (15-10), their largest comeback win of the season, snapping their six-game losing streak in Game 2 of the Doubleheader at Principal Park. Omaha also snapped their eight-game road losing streak, which was tied for the longest in their Pacific Coast League history.

After tying the game at 2-2 in the third, Omaha starter P.J. Walters let in four runs with two outs to build a 6-2 I-Cubs lead. The Storm Chasers responded in the next half inning with three runs in the fourth including a RBI single by Christian Colon, tying him with Brett Eibner for the team lead at 13 RBI. The Chasers took the lead two innings later on back-to-back run-scoring hits in the sixth by Colon and Johnny Giavotella, giving each a team-leading eighth multi-hit game on the season.

Omaha (10-15) dropped the first game of the doubleheader with the Iowa Cubs (15-9) by a score of 1-0, the third time they have been shutout this season. It was their eighth straight road game loss, tying a team record during their time in the Pacific Coast League. The Storm Chasers had the tying run at second base when the final out was recorded.