Joe hits two homers as Dodgers down Omaha
Connor Joe hit two home runs to lead the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 10-5 win Monday afternoon over the Omaha Storm Chasers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Joe hit a solo homer to lead off the first inning then added a two-run shot in the fourth as the Dodgers won the five-game series against the Storm Chasers, 3-2, for Oklahoma City's first series win of the season.
The Dodgers (15-27) racked up a season-high 17 hits in the game, scoring five times in the fourth with the game tied 2-2. Cameron Perkins belted a two-run homer for the Dodgers in the frame for a 7-2 Oklahoma City lead.
Omaha's Erick Mejia hit a three-run homer in the top of the fifth to cut the Dodgers' lead to 7-5. Edwin Rios increased Oklahoma City's lead to 8-5 in the sixth with a two-out RBI single.
Zach Reks added an RBI single for the Dodgers in the seventh. A fielder's choice and throwing error by Omaha in the eighth produced Oklahoma City's final run.
Oklahoma City starting pitcher Rob Zastryzny (1-2) retired the first nine Omaha batters he faced before Humberto Arteaga singled to lead off the fourth inning. Zastryzny picked up the win, allowing five runs and four hits over six innings. He walked three and fanned six.
Reliever JT Chargois retired the three Omaha batters he faced in the top of the ninth to close out the game. Omaha was held to just four hits in the game.
Omaha’s Kalish (2-3) was charged with the loss, allowing seven runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts.
The Dodgers now head out on their longest road trip of the season as they play 14 road games in three cities — at New Orleans, Omaha and Memphis — while the Big 12 Baseball Championship moves into Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Dodgers return home on June 4 to open a seven-game homestand.