OMAHA STORM CHASERS 5, LAS VEGAS 51S 4

■ WINNING/LOSING PITCHER: Storm Chasers, Justin Marks (1-2); 51s, D.J. Mitchell (1-1)

■ HIGHLIGHTS: At Omaha, Neb., the 51s (18-20) scored a run and loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out swinging to end the game. Las Vegas trailed 5-3 entering the inning before Andrew Brown led off with a triple, then scored on a groundout. … The 51s left 15 runners on base. In addition to the ninth, they also left the bases full in the second when Nieuwenhuis, who went 1-for-6, grounded out. … Brown, who went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, has hit in 13 consecutive games. … This was the first of a four-game series against Omaha (20-18). The 51s then will stay in the Midwest to play a four-game set at Des Moines, Iowa.

■ NEXT: 51s (RHP Matt Fox 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Storm Chasers (LHP Will Smith, 3-1, 1.85), 5:05 p.m. today, KBAD-AM (920)

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