Storm Chasers give up lead on error in eighth inning in loss to Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. — Andrew Aplin scored the tiebreaking run on an error by Omaha right fielder Jorge Bonifacio, and the Tacoma Rainiers scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Storm Chasers 5-3 on Wednesday night.

After Jack Lopez tied the game at 3-3 with a solo home run to lead off the eighth, Seth Mejias-Brean singled to Bonifacio, whose error allowed Aplin to score and Mejias-Brean to advance to third base.

Mejias-Brean then scored on a double by Danny Muno, and Ryan Garton recorded the save with a perfect ninth.

Omaha struck first with two runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Frank Schwindel and an RBI single by Cam Gallagher.

Chasers starter Trevor Oaks kept the Rainiers scoreless through five innings, allowing five hits and no walks with three strikeouts, but Eric Stout gave up the lead after entering in the sixth.

Stout hit the first batter he faced, and Tacoma followed with a walk, a single and a double to tie it.

Muno then drove in a run to give the Rainiers the lead.

Omaha and Tacoma continue their series at 9:05 p.m. Thursday.

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