OMAHA, Neb. - The Omaha Storm Chasers lost their third game in a row, this time a 7-6 defeat in ten innings to the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Reliever Jeremy Jeffress gave up the go-ahead solo shot in the top of the 10th inning.
Doug Davis started for Omaha (58-39) and worked through 6.0 innings and allowed five hits over nine runs. Clint Robinson provided the most punch offensively for the Chasers as he went 1-for-3 at the dish and knocked in a pair.
The Chasers grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first when a Tony Abreu single up the middle scored Johnny Giavotella. Oklahoma City (56-40) responded with single runs in the second and third to put Omaha in a 2-1 hole.
Abreu singled to start the fourth, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Anthony Seratelli, advanced to third on a wild pitch and tied the game when he scurried home on a Max Ramirez single to tie the contest at 2-2.
An RBI triple by Giavotella, a two-run homer to left field by Robinson and a run-scoring double by Seratelli extended Omaha's lead to 6-2.
OKC tallied three in the sixth to trim the home team's lead to one and scored one more in the seventh off of reliever Francisley Bueno, to tie the game at 6-6.
Both offenses stalled until the top of the 10th when Jeffress allowed the go-ahead home run to Fernando Martinez.
The Storm Chasers will lock horns with the RedHawks again on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday's game will feature an appearance by MLB legend Darryl Strawberry as well as the opportunity to enjoy an all you can eat buffet while you watch the game. For $10 for kids and $18 for adults, in addition to your game ticket, you can enjoy all the delicious ballpark food that you can eat. Call 402-738-5100 to reserve or visit the Werner Park Ticket Office the day of the game. 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 in action.