Triple-A Omaha won their series opener at Colorado Springs, 5-2.
Back-to-back doubles to start the sixth broke the 1-1 tie for the Storm Chasers. In the 7th inning, Orlando Calixte tripled in a run and Irving Falu followed with an RBI single.
That made a winner of lefty Jonathan Dziedzic, who pitched into the 7th inning. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two. Fellow lefty Joe Beimel allowed an inherited run in the seventh.
Andrew Edwards worked around two hits in the eighth, but was pulled in the ninth after a one out walk. In came Kevin McCarthy to make his Triple-A debut. McCarthy got a fly out and a strikeout to end the game and earn the save (his 12th overall on the season).
The Storm Chasers collected 13 hits, two each by Falu, Ramon Torres, Jorge Bonifacio, Hunter Dozier, Balbino Fuenmayor, and Calixte.
Double-A NW Arkansas lost to Springfield, 2-0. The Naturals had two on and one out in the ninth, but back-to-back strikeouts ended the game. They have lost seven of their last eight.
Matt Strahm took the loss, as he allowed both runs on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out eight. Eric Stout allowed one hit over three scoreless innings. He struck out four.
The Naturals collected five hits (all singles), two from Frank Schwindel. They struck out 11 times.
*In roster news, reliever Mark Peterson returned to the Naturals.
High-A Wilmington lost in Carolina, 3-0. The Blue Rocks committed four errors and had just six hits.
The Blue Rocks had chances to score. In the fourth, Cody Jones led off with their first hit, stole second base, and was sacrificed to third base. In the sixth with one out, Jones walked and Humberto Arteaga followed with a single. In the seventh, Chad Johnson walked with one out and Austin Bailey followed with a single (2-for-4). The Blue Rocks started the ninth with back-to-back singles.
Matt Tenuta was the hard luck loser, as he allowed one run on six hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out six. Lefty Brennan Henry allowed a two-run home run in the eighth.
Low-A Lexington lost their sixth straight and 13th in their last 14 games with a 6-5 loss at Augusta. The Legends out-hit the GreenJackets, 13-10, but hit into two double plays.
The Legends committed three errors (two by second baseman DJ Burt to give him 15 on the season). Those errors cost them three runs.
All-Star Emilio Ogando took the loss, as he allowed five runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over four innings. Torey Deshazier followed and allowed an unearned run on three walks over three innings.
Leadoff hitter Roman Collins went 4-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored. Burt went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Anderson Miller and Marten Gasparini each had two hits in the loss.