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Gorski homers again, but Storm Chasers best Indians in Sunday’s final, 8-5

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June 2, 2024 – International League (IL)
Indianapolis Indians News Report

INDIANAPOLIS – Matt Gorski launched a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, but a three-run first inning and an early 6-0 lead led the Omaha Storm Chasers past the Indianapolis Indians 8-5 in the matinee of Sunday at Victory Field.

The Storm Chasers (39-16) immediately opened the scoring, scoring three runs on a sacrifice fly, a wild pitch thrown by Drake Fellows (L, 0-1), which led to a Jason Delay throwing error that scored Devin Mann from the second place. base, and Nick Pratto RBI single that plated CJ Alexander.

Between the third and fourth inning, Omaha scored three runs thanks to an RBI double by Logan Porter and a fielding error by Jack Suwinski in the next at bat. In the fourth inning, Alexander increased the lead with an RBI single.

Gorski, May’s Player of the Month in Indianapolis, continued his hot streak as he led the Indians’ comeback efforts (24-31) with a two-run blast in the fifth. Liover Peguero then hit an RBI single in the sixth to bring the Indians within three, but Omaha responded in the next two frames on a solo home run by Porter and a run-scoring groundout by John Rave.

Peguero had his second hit of the game with a two-run double in the eighth to limit Indy’s score.

Walter Pennington (W, 3-2) pitched 1.2 innings while striking out a pair in relief. Starter Anthony Veneziano struckout two and gave up the minimum in 4.0 perfect innings.

The Indians are off Monday and begin a six-game series against the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, on Tuesday. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Neither team has announced their likely starting pitchers for the series.

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