Chasers Bomb Birds in Record-Setting Game

Brett Eibner set a Werner Park record with 9 RBI, which included the first multi-homer game for an Omaha player this season, as the Omaha Storm Chasers set new records for hits and runs in a game at Werner in a 20-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds Wednesday afternoon.

The 9 RBI are a new park record for Omaha, passing the 7 RBI Brett Hayes put up on April 14, 2013. It was also the most RBI in a game for Omaha since Mike Moustakas put up 11 RBI during the final homestand at Rosenblatt Stadium, which is the modern PCL record. The Storm Chasers got the bats going early as they scored eight runs in the first frame, capped by a three-run shot by Eibner for his first long ball of the day. Eibner came up big in a six-run sixth inning for Omaha, with his second three-run homer part of back-to-back jacks by him and Christian Colon, and finished his offensive day with a three-run double in the seventh.

The Storm Chasers as a team racked up 29 hits, the most ever recorded by one team at Werner Park, with seven of the nine starters collecting three hits or more. Eibner posted his first career five-hit game while fellow Triple-A newcomer Matt Fields added his second professional five-hit game (Omaha had only one five-hit game from a player all of last season). Paulo Orlando was one of two Storm Chasers starters with four hits, and has ten hits in his last three games. The 1-through-4 hitters went a combined 14-for-23 with 14 RBI, while the 6-7-8 hitters went a combined 13-for-18.

The 20 runs put up by Omaha were the second most in the history of the park, and the most by Omaha, as the New Orleans Zephyrs hold the record with 22 runs on June 2, 2011 during the Storm Chasers first season at Werner Park. The previous high for runs by Omaha at Werner Park was 18 on June 30, 2011 against Albuquerque. It was the most runs in a game for Omaha since they also had 20 runs on August 12, 2012 at Tucson and the most hits since they put up 33 hits in that same game.

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