July 28, 2014

Brett Eibner’s nine RBIs sets a record day at Werner Park for the Stormchasers

Brett Eibner set a Werner Park record with nine RBI, which included two, three-run homers and a bases-clearing double, as the Omaha Storm Chasers (4-3) set new records for hits and runs in a game at Werner Park in a 20-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds (4-3) Wednesday afternoon.

The nine RBI are a new park record for Omaha, passing the seven RBI Brett Hayes put up on April 14, 2013. It was also the most RBI in a game for Omaha since Mike Moustakas put up 11 RBI during the final homestand at Rosenblatt Stadium, which is the modern PCL record.

The Storm Chasers as a team racked up 29 hits, the most ever recorded by one team at Werner Park, with seven of the nine starters collecting three hits or more.

The 20 runs put up by Omaha were the second most in the history of the park, and the most by Omaha, as the New Orleans Zephyrs hold the record with 22 runs on June 2, 2011 during the Storm Chasers first season at Werner Park. The previous high for runs by Omaha at Werner Park was 18 on June 30, 2011 against Albuquerque. It was the most runs in a game for Omaha since they also had 20 runs on August 12, 2012 at Tucson and the most hits since they put up 33 hits in that same game.

Three run blast lifts Stormchasers past Round Rock (AUDIO)

Max Ramirez hit a lead off homer to start the seventh inning and Anthony Seratelli’s two run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Omaha Stormchasers a 6-3 win over Round Rock in the first of four games at Werner Park.

AUDIO Stormchasers recap from Josh Odson

The 29 year old second baseman is hoping to make a name for himself on the AAA level after having success in the Royals’ organization at AA ball. Seratellia was the Northwest Arkansas Player of the Year in 2011 after ranking second in the Texas League in walks, third in runs scored and stolen bases, fourth in on-base percentage and triples. He was also named MiLB.com’s Texas League Player of the Posteason in 2010 after going 10-for-22 with five homers during NW Arkansas’ championship run.

Ethan Hollingsworth picked up the win, despite giving up the tying run in the seventh on a homer by Express centerfielder, Leonys Martin. Hollingsworth pitched three innings of relief in place of starter Mike Montgomery who went 4.1 innings, giving up seven hits and three walks.

Omaha uses 9th inning rally to down Iowa

Omaha rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to complete an 8-6 come-from-behind win over Iowa Tuesday night in the last of a four-game set at Principal Park. The Storm Chasers earned a series split to improve to 33-26 on the season and maintain their 4 1/2 game lead on Memphis in the American Conference North Division. The Cubs ended the series right where they started, six games out, heading into another meeting with the division pace-setters next week in Omaha.

Trailing 6-5 going into the ninth inning, the Storm Chasers received a leadoff double from Jarrod Dyson, who advanced to third on a base hit by Johnny Giavotella that chased Marcos Mateo from the hill. Left-hander Scott Maine took over and struck out David Lough before Mike Moustakas doubled to knock in the tying run. Clint Robinson was intentionally passed to load the bases for Kila Ka’aihue, who walked to force in Giavotella with the go-ahead run. Maine then walked Joaquin Arias to push across another run and was removed from the game after issuing the last of seven free passes by four different relievers.

Blake Johnson (3-1) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win in relief after Robinson Tejeda threw 1 1/3 shutout frames behind starter Kevin Pucetas.

Stormchasers, Sound split doubleheader

The Omaha Storm Chasers and Nashville Sounds split an afternoon doubleheader at Werner Park Sunday. The Chasers took the first game 4-1 behind pitching phenom Mike Montgomery, while the Sounds got even on the day with a 5-3 win in the second.

In the first game of the day, the lefthanded Montgomery (1-1) picked up the first win by a Storm Chasers’ starting pitcher in 10 tries this season. He went six innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, and struck out six Sounds hitters. He also walked five, but was able to pitch around the trouble.

Second baseman Johnny Giavotella lined a two-run single with two out in the fourth inning, giving the Storm Chasers a 2-1 lead in the contest. Two innings later, Mike Moustakas and Clint Robinson added some insurance with RBI base-hits of their own, providing enough cushion for reliever Greg Holland to earn his first save of the 2011 season.

After mustering just two hits in game one, Nashville’s bats collected 12 hits in the second game Sunday. Taylor Green, a 24-year-old infielder from British Columbia, Canada, ripped a pair of home runs to right field, the first two longballs ever to leave the confines of Werner Park.

Storm Chasers regular first baseman Eric Hosmer, who served as the designated hitter in game two, went 3-for-3 in the ballgame with a walk and two runs batted in. The lefty has seven hits in the first three games of the series, boosting his batting average to an eye-popping .409 through 11 games this season.

Omaha and Nashville will conclude their four-game set Monday at 11:05 a.m. at Werner Park.

Werner Park debut set for Saturday’s Stormchasers game

Due to inclement weather, the Omaha Storm Chasers are rescheduling their home opener at Werner Park for Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.

Fans holding tickets for tonight’s game can exchange them for tomorrow night or any future game (excluding July 3 and July 15) by taking their tickets to the Werner Park ticket office. Ticket office hours will be extended today until 8 p.m. to accommodate ticket holders and will open tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

Events planned for Friday will be combined with the special events scheduled for Saturday. A news conference will be held today at 3 p.m. at Werner Park at which time the Storm Chasers management will provide media with a detailed schedule of Saturday’s events.

The Storm Chasers and Sounds will make up Friday’s game as a doubleheader on Sunday, April 17, 2011 beginning at 2:05 p.m., the regularly scheduled time.