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Storm Chasers win final game of season over Express | KTIC Radio

Storm Chasers win final game of season over Express

Storm Chasers win final game of season over Express

Omaha second baseman Jimmy Govern and shortstop Taylor Featherston combined for five hits, including back-to-back home runs, and drove in four runs, while five Storm Chasers pitches combined for a four-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory in their 2019 season finale on Monday afternoon at Werner Park.

Omaha LF Rudy Martin mashed a solo big fly to lead off the order in the last of the first, with RF Erick Mejiaadding an RBI double to grab an early 2-0 advantage. After adding a single tally in the third, Featherston and Govern hit back-to-back jacks to extend the margin to six.

Govern (3-4, R, HR, RBI) recorded a game-high three hits, with Featherston (2-4, R, HR, 3 RBI) and CFJecksson Flores (2-3, R, 2 BB) adding multi-hit efforts. Govern’s roundtripper was his second in as many games for Omaha, and in six games with the Storm Chasers hit .333 (7-21) with three runs, one double, two homers and five RBI.

Omaha starter Ofreidy Gomez (5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, K) fired the first four frames of the shutout win, with relievers Jonathan Dziedzic (2.0 IP, H), Richard Lovelady (1.0 IP, K), Yunior Marte (1.0 IP, H, 2 K) and AndresMachado (1.0 IP) combining to yield two hits over the final five innings. Dziedzic earned the victory, while Round Rock righty Brendan McCurry (1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, K) suffered the defeat.

The Storm Chasers are scheduled to begin their 2020 campaign on the road on Thursday, April 9 at Memphis. Following that five-game set, Omaha is slated to start the tenth season at Werner Park on Tuesday, April 14 with a seven-game homestand featuring the Round Rock Express and San Antonio Missions.

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