OMAHA, Neb. - Nate Adcock pitched well but the Storm Chasers' offense was muted as Omaha fell to the Reno Aces, 3-0, in Game Three of the Pacific Coast League Championship Series on Friday night. All three of the runs given up by Adcock came in the third inning. Anthony Seratelli paced the offense with his 2-for-3 performance at the plate while Wil Myers chipped in with a double.
Reno's Ryan Budde singled off of Adcock (1-1) to start the third while the next batter, Keon Broxton, lined out. A.J. Pollock then connected for a two-run home run on a 3-1 offering to put the Aces (2-1) ahead 2-0. Tyler Kuhn then followed up Pollock's homer with one of his own to extend the lead to 3-0.
Adock would settle in and hold Reno off of the scoreboard for the next five innings and finish with a line of four hits, three runs, two walks and eight punch outs. The Aces' Joe Martinez (1-0) matched Adcock pitch-for-pitch and shutout the powerful Chasers offense over his seven innings while scattering five hits.
Left-hander Tommy Hottovy started the ninth in relief of Adcock and recorded an out while Michael Mariot was summoned from the bullpen and struck out the final two batters in the ninth.
Reno relievers Sam Demel, Joe Paterson and Jonathan Albaladejo combined to work the eighth and ninth innings while holding Omaha, who had not recorded a hit since the fifth inning, hitless through the last two frames.
The Storm Chasers will attempt to bounce back and even the series against the Aces on Saturday at Werner Park at 7:05 p.m. Fans who come out for the game will be treated to a special "Thirsty Saturday" and will be able to purchase select $2 cans of beer from various Budweiser products prior to the sixth inning and a 44oz Pepsi product for the price of a 32oz drink all night. Don't forget your blue Storm Chasers gear as fans are asked to help "Blue Out Werner Park" throughout the playoffs. Visit the Storm Front Gift Shop for the largest selection of blue Storm Chasers merchandise. Thirsty Saturday is presented with our partners at WOWT and KAT 103.7. Friday's game can be heard locally on 1180 The Zone 2 - The Deuce and online at omahastormchasers.com.
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