Walk-off single places Storm Chasers on wrong end of doubleheader sweep

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dustin Garneau’s single in the bottom of the seventh gave Nashville a 1-0 win and completed a doubleheader sweep of Omaha on Sunday.

Nashville won 14-7 in the opener, a game that had been suspended Saturday because of rain.

In the second game, a walk, a double by Slade Heathcott and an intentional walk loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh and final inning against reliever Richard Lovelady. Garneau then lined a single to left to bring home Nick Martini for the walk-off win.

The Storm Chasers (2-8) missed scoring opportunities early. They had hits to lead off three of the first four innings, but in each, Omaha stranded a runner in scoring position.

The Chasers have been shut out three times this season and are averaging a PCL-worst 2.3 runs per game.

In the completion of the suspended game, the Sounds scored four times in the sixth and eighth innings after leading 6-2 in the fourth when play was suspended. Omaha closed to 6-4 in the sixth on Terrance Gore’s RBI groundout before Nashville regained control, scoring four times on five singles in the bottom of the inning.

The Chasers responded with two runs in the seventh on Frank Schwindel’s RBI double and Tyler Collins’ sacrifice fly. In the eighth, Omaha made it 10-7 on Jack Lopez’s RBI single.

But Omaha relievers issued six walks in the bottom of the eighth, leading to four runs.

Schwindel had two doubles and three RBIs in the opener.

The teams conclude the four-game series at 12:05 p.m. Monday. Omaha’s Trevor Oaks (0-2, 5.23) will face fellow right-hander Frankie Montas (0-1, 54.00).

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