Phil Hawke and Pat Trettel hit back-to-back opposite field home runs in a five-run second as the Saltdogs cruised to a 7-1 victory over the El Paso Diablos in front of 3,352 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.
Blake Gailen stroked a two-run triple to right center two batters before the home runs in the bottom of the second.
(7-5) pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits to earn the victory. Jordan Stern tossed three innings of one-hit ball to finish the game and book his first professional save.
(1-7) allowed six runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.
For the second time this home stand, the Saltdogs launched consecutive opposite-field homers. Gavin Dickey and Hawke accomplished the feat in the 10th inning Saturday night.
went 2-for-5 with an RBI double. Joe Ramos had three hits and a stolen base.
The Saltdogs go for their first series sweep of the season Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. Jino Gonzalez (1-0, 0.87) will take the bump for Lincoln.