LAS VEGAS — Eric Campbell drilled an eighth-inning, two-out double to break a 3-3 tie and give the Las Vegas 51’s a 4-3 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs at Cashman Field.
The game started off as pitchers’ duel as neither team scored in the first five innings. The 51’s starting pitcher Jake deGrom broke the scoreless tie drilling a lead-off home run in the sixth inning. Z’s starter Robert Morey pitched into the sixth allowing two runs on three hits in his first Triple-A start.
The Z’s answered with a three runs in the top of the seventh. Kyle Jensen hammered a solo home run and Joe Mahoney and Alex Burg each picked up an RBI.
The 51’s tied the game in the bottom of the seventh. Las Vegas open the inning had three consecutive singles and scored on a one-out sacrifice fly.
In the eighth inning, the 51’s got a one-out hit from Francisco Pena. He advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Campbell’s double. The Z’s went down 1-2-3 in the ninth inning with Rob Carson earning the save.
John Church (2-0) picked up the win in relief and Zach Phillips (4-2) took the loss. The series is even at one. New Orleans falls to 61-63 on the season.