Salt Lake led 2-1 in the seventh when, with two outs and the bases empty, Rey Navarro extended the inning with a single to center. Manny Pina followed with a double into the left field corner to bring home Navarro with the tying run. Irving Falu opened up the eighth with a single to left and advanced to second on a sacrifice. After Anthony Seratelli walked, Ben Broussard lined a 1-1 pitch from Dustin Richardson to center to score Falu with the eventual winning run. The Bees went three-up three-down in the top of the ninth to close out the game.
“Obviously our guys battled but we just came up a little short,” said Bees manager Keith Johnson. “They (Omaha) found some holes there late, and pushed across one run in each of those last two innings. We just weren’t able to overcome it.”
After rain suspended play after one and one-half innings on Tuesday night with the game tied 1-1, Luis Rodriguez gave the Bees a 2-1 lead when he led off the fourth inning by lifting a 3-1 pitch from Clayton Mortensen over the right field fence for his first home run of this postseason. Salt Lake connected on five hits in the game, but all would come before Rodriguez’ home run. Rusty Ryal drove in the first Bees run with an infield single in the second inning that tied the game at 1-1.
Barry Enright went four and one-third innings and allowed no runs on five hits while the Bees infield turned four 6-4-3 double plays.