Royce Lewis is trying to force his way back to Minneapolis. The Saints lose their tenth straight. Matt Wallner is the hero for Wichita.
OMAHA 11, ST. PAUL 2 IN OMAHA
The Storm Chasers scored three in each of the first two innings to take a 6-1 lead.
Royce Lewis was 3-for-3 with a home run, his fourth.
Starter Jordan Balazovic pitched four innings, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out four.
The Saints are 15-22, in ninth place in the International League West, three games behind eighth-place Gwinnett, 10.5 games behind first-place Nashville. They have lost ten consecutive games.
WICHITA 6, SPRINGFIELD 5 IN WICHITA
Matt Wallner homered in the bottom of the eighth to break a 5-5 tie.
Michael Helman was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Spencer Steer was 2-for-4 with a home run (his eighth) and two RBIs.
Wallner was 2-for-4 with a home run, his seventh.
Trevor Larnach was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer.
Simeon Woods-Richardson pitched five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and one walk and striking out four.
Bryan Sammons struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
Evan Sisk retired all four men he faced, striking out two.
The Wind Surge is 22-15, in first place in the Texas League North, 1.5 games ahead of Tulsa.
CEDAR RAPIDS 11, LAKE COUNTY 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
The Kernels scored five in the second to take a 7-0 lead.
Seth Gray was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (his second) and two runs.
Jeferson Morales was 2-for-4 with a home run (his third), a double, and two runs.
Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 2-for-4 with two triples.
Aaron Sabato was 2-for-4.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer (his sixth), a walk, and two runs.
Kyler Fedco was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer (his second) and a walk.
Wander Javier was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his fourth.
Cade Povich pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out five.
Tyler Palm pitched a perfect inning.
Denny Bentley pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk and striking out one.
The Kernels are 25-11, in first place in the Midwest League West, two games ahead of Wisconsin.
FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS
No game scheduled. They played Clearwater Wednesday, both teams had the day off today, and they play a doubleheader with Clearwater today. I have no idea why they scheduled it that way, but I assume there must be a reason.