Omaha Takes Big Lead

Because the PCL Championship Series opener on Tuesday was suspended in the second inning due to rain, we had what amounted to a doubleheader yesterday to start the series.

Omaha took full advantage of the twinbill, winning both games by one run to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

Today is a travel day. with the series resuming in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

Game One

Omaha 3, Salt Lake 2. Former Mariners first baseman Ben Broussard singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Omaha pulled off a come-from behind victory.

This was the completion of Tuesday’s suspended game, which was halted by rain in the second inning with the score tied, 1-1. Former Gonzaga Bulldog Clayton Mortensen picked up the pitching for Omaha and turned in a very good outing.

Game Two

Omaha 2, Salt Lake 1. Omaha’s Brian Fletcher snapped a 1-1 tie by leading off the bottom of the ninth inning with a game-winning home run, giving the Storm Chasers the sweep. This one was a great pitcher’s duel between Tommy Hanson and Yordano Ventura before Fletcher ended it.

Crazy fact: Omaha hit into seven double plays during the two games, yet emerged with two victories.

Omaha has won seven straight games at the most important time of the year: the final two regular-season games to stave off elimination, all three games against Oklahoma City in the American Conference playoffs, and now the first two games of the Championship Series. That’s quite a run!

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