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Chasers Fall Late in Tacoma, 5-3

June 14, 2018 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Omaha Storm Chasers News Release

TACOMA, WA - Jack Lopez hit a game-tying home run, but Tacoma rallied to untie the game in the bottom of the 8th, as the Rainiers defeated the Storm Chasers 5-3 on Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium.

Omaha opened the scoring with 2 runs in the top of the 4th. Adalberto Mondesi walked, Jorge Bonifacio singled, and they advanced to 2nd and 3rd on a groundout. Frank Schwindel drove in Mondesi with a sacrifice fly, and Cam Gallagher knocked in Bonifacio with a single, giving the Chasers a 2-0 lead.

Trevor Oaks pitched 5 scoreless innings for Omaha, allowing 5 hits and no walks. He struck out 3.

Tacoma rallied against Eric Stout in the bottom of the 6th. Chris Herrmann was hit by a pitch, John Andreoli walked, Mike Marjama singled (scoring Herrmann), and Andrew Aplin doubled (plating Andreoli). Wily Peralta was summoned to the mound, and Danny Muno drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly, making it 3-2 Rainiers.

Ross Detwiler worked 6 innings for Tacoma; he held the Chasers to 2 runs on 5 hits, with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.

Jack Lopez tied the game in the top of the 8th, taking Darrin Gillies (W, 1-0) deep for his 3rd home run of the season. But Tacoma regained the advantage in the bottom half against Peralta (L, 0-1), as Andrew Aplin walked, and Seth Mejias-Breen lined a base hit to right field. Jorge Bonifacio misplayed the ball, and it skipped under his glove and all the way to the wall, allowing Aplin to score, and sending Mejias-Breen to 3rd. Danny Muno followed with an RBI double, putting Tacoma ahead 5-3.

Ryan Garton (S, 2) pitched the 9th for the Rainiers, notching his 2nd save of the season.

The Storm Chasers (29-35) will continue the serise in Tacoma tomorrow night at 9:05 Central. RHP Heath Fillmyer (3-5, 5.87) will toss for Omaha, while Tacoma's starter is to be determined.

Single-game tickets are available for all remaining 2018 Storm Chasers home contests, and may be purchased online at, or through the Werner Park Ticket Office during open hours from noon until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday either in-person or by calling (402) 738-5100.

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