Bobby Korecky began the 11th on the mound for the 51s and gave up a one-out double to Adam Moore, who then scored the decisive run when Falu followed with a two-base hit to left field that put Omaha in the lead for the first time since the third inning. Roman Colon retired the side in order in the bottom of the frame to finish off a third scoreless inning in relief, as the bullpen blanked the hosts for seven innings behind starter Chris Dwyer.
David Carpenter opened the ninth inning on the hill for Las Vegas with a seemingly comfortable four-run cushion and promptly walked Wil Myers, who moved to third on a Clint Robinson single and scored on a base hit by Max Ramirez to trim the deficit to 6-3. Derrick Robinson followed with a double to chase home pinch-runner Mitch Maier to make it a two-run game and send Ramirez to third base. Moore, called on as a pinch-hitter, knocked in Ramirez with a ground out before Robinson came home with the tying run when third baseman Chris Woodward could not field a Falu ground ball.
The Storm Chasers struck first, as they have in all seven games on the trip, when Anthony Seratelli doubled with two outs in the third to drive in Derrick Robinson. The 51s answered in the home half with a pair of runs, one coming in on a Clint Robinson fielding error and the other delivered on a Brian Bocock base hit.
Las Vegas expanded the lead with four runs in the fourth, as Kevin Howard, Luke Hughes, Ricardo Nanita and Bocock provided run-scoring hits against Dwyer, who allowed those six runs, five earned, on 11 hits over four frames. Blaine Hardy took over and tossed two scoreless innings and gave way to Tommy Hottovy and Juan Gutierrez, who each worked a shutout frame.
The visitors got one run back in the fifth on a two-out RBI hit by Falu but that was all they could muster against Jesse Chavez, who yielded two runs on six hits over six innings against his former team. Clint Everts and Jerry Gil each threw a scoreless inning in relief behind Chavez, who saved 16 games for Omaha last season.
The series wraps up Friday night with Omaha southpaw Doug Davis taking the mound against Las Vegas, and former Omaha, right-hander Sean O'Sullivan. Coverage of the game gets underway at 8:45 pm and can be heard locally on 1180 Zone Two, The Deuce and online at omahastormchasers.com.