Frank Schwindel goes deep twice, but Storm Chasers fall to Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Omaha scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning Friday, but the comeback attempt fell short in an 8-7 loss to Oklahoma City.

Frank Schwindel’s second home run of the night cut the Storm Chasers’ deficit to 8-7, but Dodgers reliever Joe Broussard came on to get the final two outs and end the comeback attempt.

The Chasers (23-31) led 2-0 after the first inning, but the Dodgers (32-19) scored three runs in the second to take the lead.

Paulo Orlando drove in Cam Gallagher with a triple in the third to tie the game at 3-3, but Oklahoma City scored two in the fourth to regain the lead.

Kyle Garlick put the Dodgers ahead 6-3 with a solo homer in the fifth, and Oklahoma City tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 8-3.

Schwindel got a run back for Omaha in the top of the seventh, hitting his eighth home run of the season to make it 8-4.

Schwindel finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Chasers. Jack Lopez scored twice for Omaha.

Omaha and Oklahoma City will face off again at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

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