Neil Ramirez quieted the league’s highest-scoring offense with six scoreless innings as Round Rock claimed the opener of a four-game series with a 4-2 win over Omaha Tuesday night at the Dell Diamond. The Storm Chasers lost to the Express for the first time in five meetings and fell to 9-4 on the season.
Nate Adcock made his third start for Omaha and was finally touched for his first run of the season in the second inning when Matt Kata walked, stole second base and came home on a two-out single by Tommy Mendonca. The Express tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth.
Ramirez gave four singles, struck out four, did not walk a batter and did not allow a runner to advance past second base to win for the first time this season. Omaha got a run across in the eighth against Aaron Heilman when Jarrod Dyson singled, moved to third on an errant pickoff attempt and scored on a Johnny Giavotella ground out.
The Express got the run right back in the bottom of the frame on a Joey Butler solo home run off Brandon Sisk.