Zephyrs 16, Express 9

Round Rock, Texas — Jake Marisnick drilled a three-run homer to lead the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 16-9 victory over the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond. The win is the Zephyrs fourth consecutive and seventh in their last eight games.

Josh Rodriguez opened the game with a home run to left field. The Z’s bats continued to hit the long-ball. New Orleans matched a season high with five home runs. The Z’s got home runs from Mark Canha, Justin Bour and Juan Diaz. The Zephyrs jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the sixth inning.

Alex Sanabia (2-0) worked 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits to earn the win.

The Express bats came alive in the sixth inning scoring three runs. Round Rock added four in the seventh and a run in the final two innings. The Zephyrs scored a season-high 16 runs and had multi-hit performances from five different hitters.

Express starting pitcher Chris Schwinden (1-2) took the loss pitching two innings allowing seven runs.

Game notes

The Z’s are back to .500 for the first time since April 5. ... Jake Marisnick extended his hitting streak to eleven games. It’s the second longest hit streak of the season for New Orleans, Justin Bour opened the season with a 14-game streak.

On deck

The Zephyrs conclude the trip in Round Rock, Texas at 7:05 p.m. on Friday. The Z’s lead the series 3-0 and look for their first series sweep of the season and first ever sweep at Round Rock.

The Zephyrs will start RH Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 2.25) against Round Rock RH Miles Mikolas (2-0, 2.25). Radio: WMTI-FM, 106.1.