The Omaha Storm Chasers jumped on Memphis early and snapped a three-game losing skid. The Chasers scored a run in the bottom of the first and added five more runs in the second inning in an 8-4 victory.
“We had two outs and nobody on and ended up getting five runs”, said Omaha manager Brian Poldberg. “When you are scoring runs with two outs that was a big inning to get the confidence going again. After the last three nights that was a good one to win.”
Storm Chasers pitcher John Lannan earned his third victory of the year, yielding three runs, two of which were earned, while scattering nine hits in six innings work and had to overcome some shaky play on defense.
A Dusty Coleman two-run homer was the 46th roundtripper hit at Werner Park this season, the highest total of any minor league ballpark in 2016. Omaha and their opponents have split those 46 long balls even at 23 each.