After a slow start to the season, Zach Lutz’ bat has come alive. With his 2 for 4 effort Thursday in Omaha, Lutz extended his season long hit streak to seven games, a stretch that’s seen him bat .444 (12 for 27), with two doubles, three homeruns and seven runs batted in.
Eric Campbell also stayed hot at the dish with a perfect 3 for 3 night and two rbi, his second three hit game of the campaign. In the last two games, Campbell is 5 for 8 and his season average is up to .318.
Las Vegas led 3-1 after three innings but starter D.J. Mitchell allowed a single run in the 4th and two more in the 5th giving Omaha a lead they would not surrender. Trailing 5-3 heading to the 9th, the 51s plated one run and loaded the bases with two outs. However, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was struk out by lefty Donnie Joseph ending the ballgame.
With the loss, the 51s are 18-20 on the season and 10-8 on the road. They will play three more games in Omaha before heading to Iowa to start a four game series Monday.