Chasers Roll in Round Rock, 9-0

Dziedzic strong, Torres homers in road trip opener

By Omaha Storm Chasers | August 9, 2018 10:50 PM

ROUND ROCK, TX (August 9) - Jon Dziedzic kept Round Rock off the board, Ramon Torres homered, and the Storm Chasers cruised to a 9-0 victory over the Express on Thursday night at Dell Diamond.

Omaha took advantage of Round Rock wildness to score 5 times in the top of the 3rd. Ramon Torres and Paulo Orlando walked, prompting the end of the night for Round Rock starter Chris Tillman. Austin Bibens-Dirkx entered, and issued further walks to Frank Schwindel and Cam Gallagher , forcing home a run. Elier Hernandez made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly, Donnie DeWees singled home Schwindel, and after Humberto Arteaga singled to re-load the bases, Jack Lopez doubled in two more runs to give Omaha a 5-0 lead.

Tillman (L, 0-1) was charged with 2 runs, 2 hits, and 4 walks in 2.1 innings. He struck out 1.

Ramon Torres made it 6-0 with a solo homer in the top of the 6th; it was his 6th of the year.

Jon Dziedzic (W, 6-8) was excellent for Omaha, tossing 6 scoreless frames. He scattered 5 hits, struck out 2, and walked 1.

The Chasers extended the lead to 8-0 in the 7th. Elier Hernandez and Donnie DeWees singled, and they were wild-pitched to 2nd and 3rd. Jack Lopez drove in Hernandez with a sacrifice fly, and Nicky Lopez knocked in DeWees.

Jack Lopez collected his 4th RBI of the night in the top of the 9th, singling home Terrance Gore . Gore had singled and advanced to 2nd on a hit by Donnie DeWees.

Josh Staumont threw two scoreless frames of relief, and Richard Lovelady closed the game in the 9th.

The Storm Chasers (53-62) will continue the series at Dell Diamond tomorrow at 7:05. RHP Arnaldo Hernandez (2-1, 5.33) will face Round Rock's RHP Chris Rowley (0-2, 8.38).

Single-game tickets are available for all remaining 2018 Storm Chasers home contests, and may be purchased online at, or through the Werner Park Ticket Office during open hours from noon until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday either in-person or by calling (402) 738-5100.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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