Chasers Leave Las Vegas with Sweep after 8-4 Win

Terrance Gore, Luke Farrell key Omaha's 4th straight victory

By Omaha Storm Chasers | May 14, 2017 6:03 PM ET

LAS VEGAS - Luke Farrell turned in another strong start, Terrance Gore had 3 hits and 2 runs scored, and the Chasers completed a 4-game sweep with an 8-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field.

The Chasers wasted no time in opening the scoring in the top of the 1stCorey Toups led off the game with a single, stole 2nd, took 3rd on a single by Ramon Torres , and scored on a flare hit by Ryan O'Hearn .

Raul Mondesi extended the lead to 2-0 in the 3rd, as he laced his 2nd Omaha home run to left-center field against Vegas starter Ricky Knapp.

Vegas rallied to tie the game in the last of the 3rdLuke Farrell issued a walk to L.J. Mazilli, and with 1 out, Gavin Cecchini doubled to right, scoring Mazilli from 1st. Amed Rosario drove Cecchini home with a 2-out single, making it 2-2.

Terrance Gore put Omaha back in front in the top of the 4th, as he led off with a single, stole 2nd, went to 3rd on a flyout, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Corey Toups .

The Chasers scored 3 more in the top of the 5th with a rousing 2-out rally. Dean Anna Garin Cecchini , and Terrance Gore  each singled to plate a run, and Parker Morin knocked in 2 more with a double to right field, giving Omaha a 6-2 lead.

Those runs chased 51s starter Ricky Knapp (L, 1-4), who was roughed up for 6 runs on 14 hits over 4.2 frames. Bizarrely, all 27 batters that he faced put the ball in play; he issued no walks, and had no strikeouts.

Luke Farrell (W, 4-1) pitched 6 solid innings for Omaha, yielding 2 runs, 4 hits, and 4 walks, with 5 strikeouts.

Vegas plated 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th against Mark Peterson on 2 walks, a single by Gavin Cecchini, and a double by Dominic Smith. Onelki Garcia was brought in with 2 out, and retired Josh Rodriguez on a ground ball to strand the tying runs in scoring position and keep Omaha ahead, 6-4.

Yender Caramo tossed a clutch 1-2-3 8th inning for Omaha, and the Chasers added a run in the top of the 9thBubba Starling and Dean Anna  singled to put runners at the corners, and Garin Cecchini  safety-squeezed Starling home with a bunt, making it 7-4. Terrance Gore singled again, loading the bases, and Parker Morin  beat out a would-be double play ball at 1st, driving in another run for an 8-4 lead.

Malcom Culver recorded the final 3 outs for Omaha, nailing down their clean sweep in Las Vegas.

The win moved Omaha back above .500 (18-17).

After an off-day tomorrow, the Chasers return to Werner Park to open a 7-game homestand on Tuesday against the Tacoma Rainiers. Both team's starters are to be determined. First pitch will be at 6:35.

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