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Storm Chasers rain home runs in win over Express

Four home runs by Omaha helped the Storm Chasers defeat the Round Rock Express 5-4 in a matinee contest at Dell Diamond Wednesday.

Parker Morin’s home run in the seventh inning proved to be the game-winner as Round Rock’s comeback attempt fell short.

Corey Toups, Dean Anna and Ryan O’Hearn each homered in the game for Omaha (7-6). Anna was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. O’Hearn was 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Travis Snider led Round Rock (7-7) by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs while Ronald Guzman was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx (0-1) took the loss as he gave up three of the four home runs. He allowed four runs on six hits through six inings while striking out three.

Jake Junis (1-0) earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits through five innings.

Malcom Culver picked up his third save of the season, though he gave up two runs on two hits in two innings.

Trailing, 5-2 entering the bottom of the eighth, Guzman drove in a run on an RBI single. Preston Beck then grounded into a double play which allowed Brett Hayes to score to pull the Express to within a run.

Express 5, Storm Chasers 4, late Tuesday: Beck scored the winning run on a wild pitch with one out in the 11th inning, as Round Rock beat Omaha 5-4.

The Storm Chasers tied the game 4-4 when Ramon Torres hit an RBI single, scoring Toups in the eighth.

Reliever Preston Claiborne (1-0) picked up the win after he struck out one and walked one over two scoreless innings. Yender Caramo (0-1) went 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run and two hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out one and walked one.

Drew Robinson singled twice, also stealing a base in the win. Jared Hoying was 1 for 5 with three RBIs.

The Storm Chasers failed to capitalize on some good scoring chances, leaving 13 runners on base in the loss. For the Storm Chasers, Toups singled three times, also stealing a base. Peter O’Brien homered and doubled, scoring two runs.

Cam Gallagher gave the Storm Chasers the lead in the top of the fourth on a single to right field, scoring Peter O’Brien.

The Express responded an inning later when Robinson singled to tie the game, driving Cesar Puello home.

Hoying’s two-run double gave the Express the lead in the seventh.

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