Storm Chasers Blast Memphis 8-2

By: Mark Schneider Email
By: Mark Schneider Email

Omaha knocked six home runs in an 8-2 win at Memphis Sunday afternoon. Six of the Storm Chasers' eight hits left the ballpark. All 10 runs in the game were driven in by the long ball.

Matt Fields got the barrage started in the second inning with a homer. Thomas Pham answered with a two-run shot in the home second to put the Redbirds up 2-1, but it didn't last long.

The Storm Chasers scored four times in the third to take a 5-2 lead. Brett Eibner started it off with a walk. After Christian Colon lined out to center and Jimmy Paredes forced out Eibner at second, Brian Fletcher walked. Paulo Orlando then knocked a three-run homer and Fields followed with his second of the day and fifth of the year.

Francisco Pena led off the fourth with a home run to make it 6-2. In the ninth, Jason Donald and Paredes each went yard.

Aaron Brooks (3-1) was the beneficiary of the power surge, giving up two runs on four hits in six innings, striking out two and walking one. Tim Cooney (4-3) took the loss, giving up six runs on five hits (four of them home runs) in four innings, striking out two and walking five.

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