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Home Runs plague the Columbus Clippers, again, in a 7-4 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

In another upset the Columbus Clippers, who went by the name Veleros and wore some really nice uniforms, lost to the Omaha Storm Chasers 7-4 Thursday night in Columbus. The Clippers starting pitcher Heath Fillmyer (1-6) lost his 4th consecutive start. Heath allowed 6 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks through his 5 innings. Omaha hit 3 home runs which helped the Storm Chasers build a 7-0 lead over the Clippers by the 7th inning.

The Storm Chasers Ryan McBroom and Nick Dini each hit a two-run homer and Kyle Isbel hit a two-run single in the fifth inning putting the Storm Chasers up 6-0. Nick Pratto then added a solo homer in the seventh making it 7-0. The Clippers are now the worst in the league at home runs allowed, having allowed 120 homers this season.

The Clippers only managed two hits through the first six innings of the game. They scored their 4 runs in the last two innings. 2 runs in the seventh and 2 runs ninth. Richie Palacios had a great game adding 2 RBI's, one in the 7th and one in the 9th. Oscar Gonzalez also drove in Gabriel Arias for a run with a triple in the 9th. That gave Gonzalez his 10th RBI in his last 10 games. He has 14 RBI's in the last 25 games and Gonzalez is batting .367 (11 for 30) with runners in scoring position.

The Chasers and Clippers will meet again Friday the 6th at 7:05 p.m. at Huntington Park. To purchase tickets to the game Call 1.614.462.5250 or go to

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