Omaha Storm Chasers (30-19)
Omaha 2, New Orleans 1 (12 innings)
WP: Roman Colon (3-1)
HR: Anthony Seratelli (7), Wil Myers (3)
Anthony Seratelli and Wil Myers hit clutch home runs as Omaha opened with a win in the Big Easy. Seratelli tied the game on Wade LeBlanc's first pitch in the eighth. Myers put the Storm Chasers ahead in the 12th with his third homer in four games. Vin Mazzaro (6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 SO) held New Orleans scoreless until the seventh. Jeremy Jeffress scattered two hits and a walk over 2.1 IP. Roman Colon allowed a lone hit over the final 3.0 innings to earn his third win.
NW Arkansas Naturals (25-22)
NW Arkansas 10, Midland 3
WP: Elisaul Pimentel (2-2)
SV: Michael Mariot (1)
HR: Yem Prades (3), John Whittleman (8), Carlo Testa (6)
The Naturals scored three in the first and never looked back as they stopped a five-game skid. Yem Prades started the scoring with a leadoff home run. John Whittleman and Carlo Testa added solo blasts in the seventh. Whittleman finished with three RBI while Eric Duncan added three hits, two RBI and two runs. Elisaul Pimentel limited Midland to a run and seven hits over 5.2 IP.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (22-24)
Myrtle Beach 10, Wilmington 2
LP: Jason Adam (1-7)
Wilmington's four-game winning streak was snapped in the opener at Myrtle Beach. A pair of pitchers from the Kansas City area matched up for the second time in a week. Blue Valley Northwest grad Jason Adam (5.1 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) allowed four runs in the sixth as the Pelicans built a 7-0 lead. Blue Springs High product Nick Tepesch held Wilmington to two runs over 6.2 IP. Tepesch tossed 7.1 innings in last Saturday's combined no-hitter over the Blue Rocks.
Kane County Cougars (26-22)
Kane County 7, Burlington 3
WP: Brooks Pounders (3-1)
The Cougars scored all seven runs in the third as they completed a three-game sweep. Danny Mateo tripled home a pair to knot the score at 2-2. Jorge Bonifacio's single scored Mateo for the go-ahead run. Brooks Pounders tossed 6.0 innings, limiting the Bees to four hits and two unearned runs.