Yamaico Navarro’s three-run home run in the ninth inning lifted Omaha to an improbable 4-2 come-from-behind win over Tacoma Wednesday night in the second of a four-game set at Cheney Stadium. The Storm Chasers improved to 69-55 and lengthened their lead to five games over Memphis in the American Conference North Division.
Trailing 2-1 after Tacoma had scored in the home eighth, the Chasers got back-to-back singles from Irving Falu and Lorenzo Cain to begin the decisive frame. Rainiers reliever Scott Patterson battled back to strike out Clint Robinson and Kila Ka’aihue and was one strike away from doing the same to Navarro before the shortstop drilled a line drive that cleared left field wall to dramatically alter the contest with his first three runs driven in wearing an Omaha uniform.
After giving up a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth, Kelvin Herrera struck out the next three hitters to preserve the victory, the fourth in six games for the Storm Chasers on their eight-game road trip.