Omaha 7, RedHawks 1
Omaha starter Luis Mendoza took a no-hitter into the eighth inning as the Storm Chasers won at RedHawks Field at Bricktown on Saturday night.
Anderson Hernandez singled to break up the no-hit bid. J.R. Towles, who reached with a leadoff walk before the single, scored on an errant throw from center fielder Jarrod Dyson on an Oswaldo Navarro fly out to center field for the RedHawks' lone run.
Mendoza (6-3) was charged with an unearned run and one hit over seven-plus innings to pick up the win.
RedHawks starter Gustavo Chacin (3-6) allowed seven runs, five earned, on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Towles reported to the RedHawks on Saturday. The catcher was 0 for 2 with two walks in his Oklahoma City debut. He was optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday.
Catcher Brian Esposito was placed on the disabled list. Right-hander Wesley Wright was activated before the game as well.
Durango does it again
The RedHawks' Luis Durango stole his 18th base of the season, taking second base in the first inning.
He has seven stolen bases in the homestand's first six games (at least one in every game) and has stolen eight bases in his first nine games with the RedHawks since joining the team after being claimed off waivers from the San Diego organization.
Omaha (RH Vin Mazzaro, 4-0, 4.97) at RedHawks (RH Nelson Figueroa, 5-4, 5.73), 4:05 p.m. Sunday
From Staff Reports