Foster Griffin and Michael Ynoa combined on a four-hitter to lead the Omaha Storm Chasers to a 6-2 win over Iowa on Friday night at Werner Park.
Griffin, a first-round draft pick in 2014 by the Kansas City Royals, worked a season-high seven innings as he allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine. Griffin, who improved to 5-1, has allowed three or fewer earned runs in all nine of his starts for the Chasers this season.
Griffin surrendered solo homers in the first two innings, but the Chasers took the lead for good in the third. Bubba Starling had a run-scoring single to tie it, and two batters later Jecksson Flores’ double to center made it 3-2.
Omaha outhit Iowa 16-4 as seven Chaser starters had multihit games. Erick Mejia went 3 for 5 with three runs scored, raising his average to .311. Cheslor Cuthbert has seven multihit games in the last 12 games.
Omaha, which snapped a four-game losing streak, begins a home series against Oklahoma City at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
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Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins throws pitches during batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey. The Omaha Storm Chasers played the Memphis Redbirds at Werner Park.
Players for the Omaha Storm Chasers chat in the outfield during batting practice while wearing their Omaha Potholes jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia fields balls in his Omaha Potholes jersey during batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins watches batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Elier Hernandez walks to the dugout in his Omaha Potholes jersey after finishing with batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Cheslor Cuthbert walks back to the dugout at the end of the second inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' catcher Nick Dini catches a pop fly for an out in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia connects for a single that drives in a run in the ninth inning.
The Omaha Storm Chasers sold Omaha Potholes T-shirts. The team played as the Omaha Potholes and took batting practice in Omaha Pothole jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Nicky Lopez, top, tags out Memphis Redbirds' Johan Mieses as he attempts to steal second base in the third inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Zach Lovvorn throws a pitch in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Kelvin Gutierrez, right, steals second base as Memphis Redbirds' Max Schrock is late with the tag in the third inning.
Heidi Foland and her dog, Breesy, attend the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game. Foland sported her Omaha Potholes shirt during the game. The team played one night as the Omaha Potholes. Foland's dog is named after NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Kayla Thege, left, and Mark Batt hangout with their dog, Maia, during the Storm Chasers baseball game.