A pair of wins at the upper levels with three losses at the lower levels Wednesday.
HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier (15), Ryan O’Hearn (12)
BP KC Hitter of the Day Hunter Dozier 3-6 HR, 2b, 2R, 2 RBI
BP KC Pitcher of the Day Brooks Pounders 3.2 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 7 K 1-3 GO-FO 48p/31k
Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Oklahoma City Dodgers 5 F/12
Heading into Wednesday’s game the Chasers had lost 17 of their last 19 games and their last 10 in a row on the road. Thankfully the squad mustered enough offense and combined it with a late Dodgers error to snap that losing streak. Hunter Dozier continued his assault on the road in the PCL collecting three hits in six at bats while driving in a pair of runs and scoring the difference making run on an error in the top of the 12th with two outs. Dozier connected on his 15th home run of the season in the 7th inning, giving him seven since joining the Chasers. Omaha which was forced into a bullpen staff day with a lack of starting pitchers on the squad received quality pitching from their final two pitchers of the day in Scott Alexander and Brooks Pounders. The two arms combined for 11 strikeouts in the last 5.2 innings with Pounders earning the win.
Jorge Bonifacio 1-6 3 K
Ramon Torres 3-5 2R, BB, RBI, SB (12)
Scott Alexander 2 IP 3 H 0 R 0 BB 4 K
NW Arkansas Naturals 12 Springfield Cardinals 6
Kris Medlen had a solid first rehab start for the Double-A Naturals Wednesday, striking out five in 2 innings before giving way to Ashton Goudeau and several others who kept the strikeouts going. While the pitchers were making the Cardinals hitters whiff the offense had the bats working with 18 hits and an 8 run explosion in the 4th inning. Every hitter in the lineup had at least on hit during the game while Cam Gallagher had a pair of doubles, Ryan O’Hearn hit his third home run in the last six games and catcher Allan de San Miguel tacked on four singles. The Cards would get their bats rolling later to collect 15 hits of their own but the Naturals put the game safely away with a three run seventh and a single tally in the 8th.
Kris Medlen 2 Ip 3 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 5 K 43p/28k
Ryan O’Hearn 2-4 HR 3 RBI, BB
Cam Gallagher 2-4 R, 2-2b, BB
Winston-Salem Dash 4 Wilmington Blue Rocks 3
The Rocks attempting to closeout a sweep of the Dash gave starter Zach Lovvorn his usual lack of run support in dropping Wednesday nights series finale. Lovvorn’s teammates have averaged 1 run per game in Lovvorn appearances this season and gave him zero while he was in the game during this one. With the lack of run support Lovvorn got tagged with another loss (0-7) despite a quality start that saw the starter navigate around 8 hits to allow two runs (1 ER) in his seven innings. Reliever Kyle Kubat would give up another pair of runs in the ninth which prevented the Rocks three run inning from giving them a win.
Zach Lovvorn 7 IP 8 H 2 R 1 ER 9-3 GO-FO 96p/62k
Cody Jones 2-3 2-2b, 2BB, RBI
Brandon Downes 1-4 2b
West Virginia Power 12 Lexington Legends 4
The Power roughed up the Legends to finish the three game sweep in Lexington. Nine walks by Lexington pitching combined with 13 West Virginia hits allowed them to cash in 12 runs on the day. Starter Julio Pinto was the first to struggle with the zone, walking three while letting four come across in just one and one-third innings from the struggling Latin righthander. Yunior Marte settled things for a bit with 5.2 innings of one run ball while the offense trimmed a 5-1 Power lead to 5-3 with single runs in the 4th and 6th. When Marte exited the West Virginia offense powered back up with a seven run 8th inning to put the game well out of reach.
Anderson Miller 3-3 R, 2-2b, RBI
Yunior Marte 5.2 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 BB 3 K 5-7 GO-FO 85p/54k
DJ Burt 1-4 R, BB
DSL A’s 9 DSL Royals 7
Five errors by the DSL Royals did them in on Wednesday.
Angel Median 2-3 2b, BB, 2 RBI
Rubendy Jaquez 2-2 2R, 2BB
Seuly Matias 1-4 R, BB, 2 RBI