NASHVILLE - Hunter Dozier singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Storm Chasers won their 3rd consecutive game by a 4-3 count on Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Nashville scored first, grabbing the lead in the bottom of the 2nd. Chris Carter walked, advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by Beau Taylor.
The Chasers came right back in the top of the 3rd. Corey Toups singled and stole 2nd, and Luis Villegas singled him home to tie the game. Billy Burns and Dean Anna followed with singles, loading the bases. Ramon Torres hit a sacrifice fly to drive home Villegas, and Frank Schwindel scored Burns with an RBI single, giving Omaha a 3-1 lead.
Arnaldo Hernandez pitched well in his Triple-A debut. He worked 4.2 innings, allowing just 1 run, 4 hits, and 3 walks. He struck out 2.
Mark Peterson tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, but Nashville rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th. Peterson issued walks to Melvin Mercedes and Jaff Decker, and Peterson was subsequently lifted for Seth Maness . Maness struck out the first batter he faced, but then yielded an RBI single to Franklin Barreto, scoring Mercedes and sending Decker to 3rd. Renato Nunez followed with a sacrifice fly to center, bringing Decker to the plate for a 3-3 tie.
Sounds starter Zach Neal went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits, with 2 strikeouts and no walks.
Seth Maness (W, 2-2) kept Nashville off the board from the 8th through the 10th, throwing 4 scoreless innings in total. Sam Moll and Felix Doubront combined to hold Omaha scoreless in those same innings as well, as the Chasers went to extra frames for a league-leading 15th time.
The Chasers regained the advantage in the top of the 11th against Lou Trivino (L, 1-2). Ramon Torres singled, stole 2nd, wen to 3rd on a wild pitch, and scored on a 2-out flare single by Hunter Dozier , making it 4-3 Omaha.
Sam Selman (S, 3) nailed down the game (and the save) with a scoreless bottom of the 11th, securing Omaha's 3rd consecutive victory, and 5th triumph in their last 6 games.
The Chasers conclude the series with Nashville (and their 2017 road schedule) tomorrow night. Omaha will send RHP Ryan Kalish (1-0, 0.90) to the mound, while Nashville will start RHP Chris Jensen (5-1, 5.66). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.
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