Storm Chasers 19, Zephyrs 1
Papillion, Neb. — Jimmy Paredes hit for the cycle and drove home eight runs as the Omaha Storm Chasers defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs 19-1 on Monday at Werner Park.
Omaha scored a run in the first inning on a two-out single by Carlos Peguero. The score was 1-0 in the fourth inning when Paredes batted with two outs and the bases loaded, he drilled a grand slam over the right field wall to give Omaha a 5-0 lead.
Paredes had two-run triple in the sixth inning, a RBI double in the seventh inning, and completed the cycle with a RBI single in the eighth inning.
Aaron Brooks pitched six shutout innings and earned the win. Matt Montgomery took the loss for the Zephyrs pitching 3.1 innings allowing four runs.
Relief pitcher Dan Jennings was promoted to the Miami Marlins and the Z’s added Grant Dayton from Class AA Jackosnville. Dayton was 0-1 with three saves and a 1.10 ERA in 11 games. The Zephyrs allowed a season-high 19 runs on 20 hits. The 18-run defeat is also the largest of the season.
The Zephyrs conclude a four-game series against Omaha at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday morning. The Zephyrs will start RH Elih Villanueva (3-1, 2.08 ERA) against Omaha RH Brett Tomko (1-3, 5.81). Radio: WMTI-FM, 106.1.