For eight innings, Omaha’s Heath Phillips and Las Vegas’ Fabio Castro matched zeroes on the board as each pitched eight scoreless innings, but the 51s scored two runs in the 11th to win 2-0. Randy Ruiz, the former Bellevue University star, drove in one of those runs. He has a minor-league best 102 RBI.
Victor Marte pitched two scoreless innings, but in the 11th, Carlos Rosa came on and struck out the side. The problem, Rosa gave up four straight singles after one out. Omaha only managed seven hits on the night, but had a great chance to win it in the 10th. JR House singled Luis Hernandez over the third and an intentional walk loaded the bases with two outs, but Jordan Parraz, who has the third best batting average in all of the minors, grounded out to third to end the threat.