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Triple A: Francisco Pena Hits Three Home Runs In Victory

catching prospect earning a promotion to the bigs.

 

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Kansas City Royals catching prospect Francisco Pena hit three home runs in Tuesdays 6-4 Omaha Storm Chasers victory over the Iowa Cubs.

Pena, who is currently batting .276, with eight home runs and 22 RBI, hit his first home run of the game in the bottom of the second to put the Storm Chasers up early 1-0.

The Cubs scored a run in the top of the third to tie the game and two in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead.  But Pena hit his second home run of the game, a two run shot over the left field wall to tie the game at 3-3.

In the seventh, the Cubs took a 4-3 lead, but Omaha answered right back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame on Pena’s third home run of the game.

In the bottom of the ninth, Casey Kotchman hit a walk-off two run home run to keep the Storm Chasers a game over .500 at 33-32.

Top Performers

Storm Chasers
Francisco Pena – 3 for 3, 4 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI
Casey Kotchman – 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI

Cubs
Matt Szczur – 2 for 4, Double, 2 RBI
John Andreoli – 3 for 3, R, Double

 

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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