DES MOINES, Iowa -- Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. stole second base in the top of the third inning to record his 30th stolen base of the season and post a season with 30+ home runs (33), 30+ doubles (35) and 30+ stolen bases (30). Shortly after Witt Jr.'s steal and
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. stole second base in the top of the third inning to record his 30th stolen base of the season and post a season with 30+ home runs (33), 30+ doubles (35) and 30+ stolen bases (30). Shortly after Witt Jr.'s steal and the end of the top of the third inning, the Omaha Storm Chasers and Iowa Cubs entered a rain delay before the game was suspended due to rain prior to the beginning of the bottom of the third.
UPDATE: Thursday's game between Omaha and Iowa has been canceled and will not be made up. Therefore, all statistics accrued, including Witt Jr.'s 30th stolen base, will not be counted.
The game entered a rain delay with Omaha leading, 2-0, after scoring two runs in the top of the third inning. Left fielder Erick Mejia single to start the inning before scoring on a single from second baseman Lucius Fox. Fox stole second to record his 20th stolen base of the season, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a throwing error by right-hander Matt Swarmer.
Witt Jr. stole second on the first pitch after Fox scored to record his 30th steal. He is the third player to record a 30-30-30 season since 1990, joining Luis Robert (2019) and Grant Desme (2009). He is the ninth player in Minor League Baseball to record a 30+ home run and 30+ steal season since 2000.
Right-hander Brandon Barker recorded three strikeouts in two scoreless innings before the game entered a rain delay.
The Storm Chasers have hit 14 home runs during the Triple-A Final Stretch, amounting to a $700 donation from Minor League Baseball to B&B Sports Academy. Whichever Triple-A team finishes the Triple-A Final Stretch with the most home runs earns an additional $5000 donation to their selected charity.
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