Storm Chasers defeat Round Rock to earn second series win of homestand

Omaha earned its second series win of its homestand Monday to double its previous total this season.

The Storm Chasers edged Round Rock 3-2 at Werner Park, securing its series victory by picking up its third win through four contests in the five-game set. The teams meet again on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.

Omaha, which has gone 6-2 during its current homestand, also won its previous series against New Orleans. Prior to this past week, the Chasers had posted only two series victories the entire season.

Josh Staumont gave up a home run to Scott Heineman on his second pitch of the game, then retired 10 Express hitters in row before walking Juan Centeno with one out in the fourth. In a spot start, his first for Omaha this season, the hard-throwing reliever was effective, striking out three batters in four innings.

Staumont left with a 2-1 lead after Humberto Arteaga, named the PCL’s player of the week prior to the game, extended his hitting streak to eight games with an RBI single in the fourth to put the Chasers up.

Round Rock tied the game with three consecutive two-out singles off reliever Jake Kalish in the sixth. But Omaha reclaimed the lead, 3-2, when Arteaga singled again to drive in Paulo Orlando in the bottom half.

Chasers newcomer Jake Kalish allowed a run on five hits in four relief innings for his second career Triple-A win. Kevin Lenik pitched the ninth for Omaha to pick up the save. Tyler Wagner took the loss.

Orlando extended his hitting streak to five games with a four-hit day that included three doubles.

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