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 www.omahastormchasers.com/tickets, 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.
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