Chasers Shut Down in 10-3 Defeat in OKC

Dodgers take first 2 of series

By Omaha Storm Chasers | June 14, 2017 2:16 PM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY - Raul Mondesi broke up a shutout in the 9th inning, but Oklahoma City cruised to a 10-2 win over the Storm Chasers on Wednesday afternoon at Bricktown Ballpark.

The Dodgers enjoyed a fast start in the bottom of the 1st against Luke Farrell , as Drew Maggi reached on a fielding error, O'Koyea Dickson walked, and Max Muncy doubled in both runners for a 2-0 lead.

Farrell retired the next 10 batters, but the Dodgers added to their lead in the 5th. Mike Freeman singled, went to 2nd and 3rd on successive groundouts, and scored on a single by Maggi.

Farrell (L, 5-3) pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned), 3 hits, and 2 walks. He struck out 5.

Oklahoma City pulled away in the 6th inning against Seth Maness and Brian Flynn . Max Muncy and Trayce Thompson singled, Brett Eibner walked, and with 2 out, Bobby Wilson singled to left field, scoring 2 runs. Maness was then lifted for Flynn, who was greeted by a 3-run homer by Alex Verdugo. Suddenly, it was 8-0 Dodgers.

Wilmer Font, meanwhile, kept Omaha thoroughly in check over 6 innings. He allowed only 3 hits, struck out 7, and walked only 1. He also set down the last 10 hitters he faced.

Brett Eibner extended the score to 9-0 with an RBI double in the 7th, knocking home O'Koyea Dickson. Kyle Farmer then singled Eibner home for a 10-0 lead, with the final 8 runs all scoring with 2 outs in innings.

Raul Mondesi ended the Dodgers' bid for a combined shutout with a solo homer in the 9th. It was his 6th of the season, and it was followed later in the inning by a Bubba Starling single and a Ryan O'Hearn double to make it 10-2. Cam Gallagher then singled home O'Hearn, bringing the score to 10-3. But the late rally couldn't prevent Omaha's record from dropping to 32-31.

The Chasers continue the series with the Dodgers tomorrow night. Omaha's starter is to be determined, while RHP Fabio Castillo (3-3, 3.46) will throw for OKC. First pitch will be at 7:05.

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