After a 2 hour and 18 minute rain delay, the Omaha Storm Chasers wasted little time, jumping to a 3-0 lead in the first inning then adding a pair of runs later for a 5-1 win. Omaha hd eight hits off of four Zephyrs pitchers, including five off of starter Adam Conley (0-1). Moises Sierra got things started with a 2-run double following a pair of walks in the first inning. Sierra scored on a sacrifice fly by Chelsor Cuthbert. Brett Eibner added a solo home run in the third. Cuthbert doubled and scored on a single by Jose Martinez in the ninth. The Zephyrs got seven hits off of four Omaha pitchers, but left 10 men stranded. They got their lone run in the third when Jordany Valdespin walked, advanced on a walk to Cole Gillespie and scored on a single by Brady Shoemaker. Gillespie and Vinny Rottino both went 2-for-4. Omaha’s Joe Paterson (1-0) got the win.
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In conjunction with today’s annual Bark In The Park at Zephyr Field, crews will be on hand to film an episode of the Animal Planet show “Pit Bulls and Parolees” with the Villalobos Rescue Center. Show personalities Mariah and Tania are scheduled to appear along with several dogs from the show that are up for adoption.
Fifty percent of each ticket sold will be donated to the Villalobos Rescue Center to help fund repairs for ongoing flooding problems. Tickets can be purchased online at zephyrsbaseball.com or Ticketmaster using the passcode vrctix, or fans can mention Villalobos Rescue Center when purchasing tickets through the Zephyr Field box office. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Frisbee courtesy of Raising Cane’s. Festivities include a pre-game dog parade.
There was quite a difference Friday night between the top of the Zephyrs’ order and the bottom. The team’s top five hitters produced nine hits. The bottom four hitters got two hits, one walk and struck out three times. … The Zephyrs turned three double plays. … Friday’s announced attendance was 6,321…. Fans will receive magnet schedules on Saturday.