Triple-A Omaha won their third straight, beating visiting Round Rock, 6-3.
Eric Skoglund made his first Triple-A start and picked up the victory. He allowed three hits over five scoreless innings. Skoglund struck out four and picked off a base runner. It didn’t hurt that his offense put up a four-spot in the bottom of the second.
Ryan O’Hearn led off the 2nd inning with a home run and Jorge Bonifacio followed with one of his own. After a ground out, three straight singles and a bases loaded walk forced in a run before Corey Toups singled in a run.
In the 7th inning, O’Hearn doubled in two more runs.
After Yender Caramo allowed three runs on five hits over two innings of relief, Eric Stout and Malcom Culver combined for five strikeouts over the final two innings (both were scoreless).
*In the 2nd inning, Whit Merrifield was hit by a pitch, which had the home plate umpire eject both the starting pitcher and manager from Round Rock. Merrifield was pinch-hit for in the fourth (his next at-bat). I hope he is okay.
Double-A NW Arkansas had off today and arrived in San Antonio tonight to begin their series tomorrow.
High-A Wilmington lost their series finale to Carolina. You can click HERE to read about the game. The Blue Rocks begin a road trip in Potomac (and then Salem) tomorrow night.
Low-A Lexington lost their series in Greenville, losing the finale 4-1. The Legends will play their home opener tomorrow night.
The Legends led off the game with back-to-back singles but could not capitalize. They did score their lone run in the third on two hits and a walk. They collected just one hit from there and that came in the fourth when Manny Olloque doubled to lead off.
Gabriel Cancel went 2-for-3, but committed an error (they had three of them).
Jace Vines took the loss (his second) in his first start of the season. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five. Garrett Davila followed and allowed two runs on one hit and four walks over three innings. He struck out two.