OMAHA, Neb. - Max Ramirez' three-run home run in the bottom of the 12th gave the Omaha Storm Chasers an exciting, come-from-behind, extra-innings victory on Monday night. Omaha, who was held to just two hits for the game's first eight innings, pushed their overall record to 54-31 with Monday's win.
Brandon Sisk (3-1) was credited with the win after working a scoreless 12th inning. Jake Odorizzi started the contest for the Chasers and departed after five innings of one-run ball. Ramon Colon, Francisley Bueno and Blaine Hardy combined to work six innings and the lone earned run between the three was charged to Colon.
Albuquerque (47-38) dented the run column first in the fifth on an Ivan De Jesus Jr. RBI single. The Isotopes extended their lead to 2-0 in the seventh when Trent Oeltjen added an RBI single of his own.
Down 2-0 entering the ninth, the Storm Chasers refused to back down and staged a two-run, two-out rally to tie the ball game. Wil Myers singled with two away to kick off the rally while Clint Robinson advanced Myers to second on a single of his own. Kurt Mertins was then inserted as a pinch-runner for Robinson and Tony Abreu then walked to load the bases. David Lough then singled to score Myers and following a throwing error by the 'Topes shortstop Joe Becker, Mertins dashed home to score the tying run.
The game remained knotted at 2-2 until the bottom of the 12th when Lough singled to center and Derrick Robinson reached base on a bunt to set up Ramirez up for his walk-off dinger.
Omaha and Albuquerque will face off in the finale of their four-game series on Tuesday with a first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday's game will feature the biggest fireworks celebration of the entire season as we celebrate America with the First National Bank Independence Fireworks thanks to First National Bank. Be sure to tune in locally on 1180 The Zone 2 - The Deuce and online at omahastormchasers.com to listen to your Omaha Storm Chasers do battle against the Isotopes.