The Omaha Royals finished their season with a loss after the Round Rock Express came from behind with a pair of runs in the eighth inning to beat Omaha 3-2. It was the 28th time this season Omaha lost a game by one run.
Omaha had taken a 2-1 lead on J.R House’s RBI single in the seventh, but as it has happened 19 times this season, the opposing team won in their final at bat. Matt Kata drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Royals finished with a three game losing streak losing the last two games 3-2 to finish the season 64-80. Omaha finished 13 games behind Memphis who won the division and the Royals certainly won their share of one run ball games, but 28 one run losses is tough to swallow. Omaha was 16-28 in one run games. Omaha also pitched a league high 17 shutouts.
The Royals were close all season. In fact, if they would have just flipped their one run record to 28-16, they would have finished just one game behind Memphis. So, as bad as the record may seem, this club was more competitive than what the wins and losses would lead you to believe.