Omaha wins fifth straight with 4-2 win over Indy

    Omaha Storm Chasers

June 1, 2024 – International League (IL)
Omaha Storm Chasers news story

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The Omaha Storm Chasers won their fifth straight game against the Indianapolis Indians 4-2 at Victory Field on Saturday.

With two batters in the bottom of the first inning, Indians drove in the first run of the game with a solo home run by Henry Davis for a 1-0 lead. After the home run, Omaha starting pitcher Jonathan Bowlan did not allow another run as he held Indianapolis to three hits in 6.0 innings of work, with no walks and eight strikeouts for his third quality start of the year.

The Chasers answered back in the third inning, using three home runs to take a 4-1 lead. John Rave singled to open the third inning, then CJ Alexander hit his team-leading eighth homer of the year, a two-run shot to right field for a 2-1 Omaha lead.

Cam Devanney added a solo home run in the fourth and Rave opened the top of the fifth with a solo home run of his own, giving Omaha a 4-1 lead after five innings.

Bowlan fired a trio of 1-2-3 innings, including perfect frames in the fifth and sixth, to retire his final seven batters of the start before Steven Cruz took over for the seventh. Cruz worked a perfect seventh inning, but two singles plated a run in the eighth inning, cutting Omaha’s lead to 4-2.

Carlos Hernandez inherited two runners from Cruz with two outs in the eighth and stranded both, with a strikeout that sent the game to the ninth. Hernandez earned his second save of the year when he pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to retire all four of his batters and end the game.

The Storm Chasers conclude this week’s series against Indianapolis on Sunday, June 2 with a 12:35 PM CT. first pitch at Victory Field.

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