Triple-A Omaha walked off against Round Rock, 8-7 to win the four game series. The Storm Chasers scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth.
With two outs and the bases loaded, Balbino Fuenmayor delivered his second double of the game, this time driving in three runs to set off the celebration (3-for-5). Travis Snider went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Jose Martinez drove in two runs.
Scott Alexander earned the win in relief, as he allowed a run on four hits and a walk over two innings. Starter Luke Farrell took the no decision, despite only allowing a run on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out five.
Omaha now heads out on the road for eight games, beginning with four in New Orleans.
Double-A NW Arkansas lost their opener in Frisco, 7-3. The Rough Riders scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Naturals starter Matt Strahm was cruising heading into the sixth, as he only allowed four base runners to that point (one hit by a pitch was picked off and another was thrown out trying to steal second base). The 6th inning started with two singles and a two-run double. After allowing a one out RBI single, Strahm was relieved by lefty Sam Selman, who allowed a two-run home run (Selman allowed another homer in the seventh).
Benino Pruneda struck out the side for the Naturals in the eighth.
On offense for the Naturals, Raul Mondesi went 2-for-3 with a walk (though he was picked off). Mauricio Ramos hit a two-run home run in the ninth.
High-A Wilmington beat Potomac, 6-2 to start their four game road series (after losing three straight last weekend to the P-Nats).
Pedro Fernandez seems to have figured out High-A, after being overmatched after his promotion last summer. He became the first Blue Rocks starter to complete six innings in picking up the win. Fernandez allowed a run on three hits and two walks while striking out four. He threw just 66 pitches, 42 for strikes.
Brennan Henry, who has struggled so far this season, allowed a hit and walked one over two scoreless innings of relief.
The Blue Rocks collected ten hits, four for extra bases (Ryan O’Hearn was the lone Blue Rock without a hit). Elier Hernandez hit the team’s first home run, a two-run shot in the ninth. Hernandez also picked up an outfield assist. Humberto Arteaga went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Low-A Lexington lost their opener at West Virginia, 5-0. The Legends committed three errors, two by shortstop Marten Gasparini to give him six already on the season.
The Legends collected just four hits, two by leadoff hitter DJ Burt. He also stole a base, his fourth of the season.
Corey Ray took the loss, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out three. Yunior Marte followed and allowed a run on two hits and a walk over the final four innings. He struck out two.