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Storm Chasers announce first pitch times for 2022 home games

November 1, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – The Omaha Storm Chasers, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced scheduled first pitch times for all 72 home games at Werner Park in 2022 on Monday. The home opener, scheduled for April 12, 2022, is slated to begin at 6:35 p.m. For the month of April

Storm Chasers manager Brian Poldberg to retire from managing

Poldberg concludes managerial career with over 1,300 wins, including over 400 in seven seasons with Omaha
September 23, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – Storm Chasers manager Brian Poldberg announced his retirement from managing on Thursday. Poldberg, 64, has managed the Omaha Storm Chasers since 2014, winning 475 games over seven seasons (2014-pres.). Poldberg ranks second in Omaha franchise history in both wins (475) and seasons (7), trailing only Mike Jirschele

Bobby Witt Jr. earns Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year honors

Witt Jr. becomes third player in franchise history to receive award
October 4, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – Bobby Witt Jr. has been named Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year, the publication announced Monday. Witt Jr. is the third player to earn Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year during a season in which they played for Omaha, joining Tom Gordon (1988)

Storm Chasers to participate in “Homers That Help” charity campaign during Triple-A Final Stretch

Minor League Baseball to donate 50 dollars to local charity for each Omaha home run
September 21, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday a charitable component to the 10-game Triple-A Final Stretch that will benefit 501(c)3 charities in each Triple-A city. The Omaha Storm Chasers have partnered with B&B Sports Academy, a community-based athletic center in Omaha that builds body, mind, and character of young

Storm Chasers and Union Omaha Announce Hurricane Ida Relief Drive

September 9, 2021

The Omaha Storm Chasers and Union Omaha announced today the launch of the Hurricane Ida Relief Drive which will collect essential items to be distributed to those affected by Hurricane Ida. The drive is set to begin on Saturday, September 11 at the Union Omaha soccer match at Werner Park

Storm Chasers announce 2022 schedule

Omaha to play 72 games at Werner Park, including game on Fourth of July
August 18, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball and Triple-A East, announced the schedule for the 2022 season on Wednesday. The 2022 season—the 11th season of Storm Chasers baseball at Werner Park and the 53rd season of Triple-A baseball in the Omaha metro area—includes 72

Pratto named 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winner

Pratto earns fourth Rawlings Gold Glove Award® in franchise history
November 12, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- Storm Chasers first baseman Nick Pratto has been named the 2021 Minor League recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® at first base, Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced Friday. The announcement was made during Friday's MLB Network broadcast of the 2021 Defensive

Melendez voted Top Offensive Player in Minor League Baseball for 2021

Melendez led Minor League Baseball in homers, ranked second in RBIs and fourth in OPS
November 9, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – MJ Melendez has been voted the Top Offensive Player in Minor League Baseball, Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday. Melendez, who led Minor League Baseball with 41 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A to earn the Joe Bauman Award, was voted by fans as the Top Offensive Player

Seven Omaha alums earn 2021 World Series title with Atlanta

Soler named World Series MVP; Smith records final out
November 3, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- Seven Omaha alumni won the World Series as members of the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, including outfielder Jorge Soler, who was named World Series MVP. The Braves World Series roster included four players and two coaches that previously played for Omaha: Right-hander Jesse Chavez (2011), outfielder Terrance

Nine Omaha alumni to compete in 2021 World Series

Atlanta Braves claim six Omaha alums on World Series roster
October 26, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- Of the 19 Omaha alumni to compete in the 2021 postseason, nine—including six players—have advanced to the 2021 World Series along with the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros. The Braves claim six Omaha alums—four players and two coaches—on their roster, the most of any 2021 playoff team.

Eighteen Omaha alums participate in 2021 Major League Baseball postseason

Atlanta Braves lead postseason with six Omaha alums
October 8, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- There are 18 Omaha alums across the eight teams competing in the 2021 Major League Baseball postseason, including eight players and 10 coaches, with at least one alumnus on seven of the eight teams. The 2021 Atlanta Braves lead the way with six Omaha alums on their

Kowar, McBroom, Witt Jr. earn 2021 Triple-A East honors

Kowar named Triple-A East Pitcher of the Year
October 5, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – Right-hander Jackson Kowar, first baseman/outfielder Ryan McBroom, and infielder Bobby Witt Jr. earned Triple-A All-Star honors and league awards, Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday. Kowar was named Triple-A East Pitcher of the Year in addition to earned All-Star honors as the league’s top right-handed pitcher. McBroom earned

MJ Melendez earns 2021 Joe Bauman Award

Melendez becomes fourth player in franchise history to lead Minor League Baseball in home runs
October 4, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. – MJ Melendez has won the 2021 Joe Bauman Award, given to the player with the most home runs in Minor League Baseball, Minor League Baseball announced Monday. Melendez finished the season with 41 home runs, recording the 17th 40+ home run season in Minor League Baseball since

Storm Chasers complete season with comeback win for series sweep of I-Cubs

Omaha finishes the season 73-56 in 129 games
October 3, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Omaha Storm Chasers came from behind to defeat the Iowa Cubs, 6-3, on Sunday at Principal Park, completing a series sweep to end the 2021 season. Omaha (73-56, 7-2) finishes the year with a .566 winning percentage, the eight-best mark in franchise history. Brian Poldberg

Storm Chasers win third straight game behind pair of three-run homers

Omaha records 10+ runs on 10+ hits for fifth straight game
October 2, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Omaha Storm Chasers scored double-digit runs on double-digit hits for the fifth straight game and defeated the Iowa Cubs, 10-6, on Saturday at Principal Park. With the win, Omaha (72-56, 6-2) clinched a series win over Iowa (51-76, 1-7). The Storm Chasers took the lead

Storm Chasers tie modern franchise record with seven home runs in blowout win over I-Cubs

Omaha scores season-best 22 runs and records season-high 10 extra-base hits
October 1, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Omaha Storm Chasers scored a season-high 22 runs on 18 hits—including seven home runs to tie a modern franchise record—to trounce the Iowa Cubs, 22-4, on Friday at Principal Park. Omaha (71-56, 5-2) began its home run barrage one batter into the game, when second

Witt Jr. joins 30-30-30 club before game canceled due to rain

Omaha and Iowa to resume game at time to be determine
September 30, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. stole second base in the top of the third inning to record his 30th stolen base of the season and post a season with 30+ home runs (33), 30+ doubles (35) and 30+ stolen bases (30). Shortly after Witt Jr.'s steal and

Fox and Melendez lead Chasers to series-opening win over I-Cubs

Omaha clinches season series with Iowa
September 29, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Centerfielder Lucius Fox and catcher MJ Melendez each finished one hit shy of hitting for the cycle, combining to drive in four of the Omaha Storm Chasers 10 runs in a 10-5 win over the Iowa Cubs on Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park. With the win,

Melendez smacks homers No. 40 and 41 in Sunday loss to Indianapolis

Omaha records 37-28 record at Werner Park in 2021
September 26, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- Catcher MJ Melendez hit two home runs—his 40th and 41st of the season—but the Omaha Storm Chasers fell to the Indianapolis Indians, 17-12, on Sunday at Werner Park. Omaha (69-56, 3-2) finishes the 2021 season with a 37-28 record at Werner Park. Indianapolis (59-65, 2-3) jumped out

Six-run second inning propels Omaha to Saturday win over Indianapolis

Castellano blasts third grand slam of the season as part of team's three-homer game
September 25, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers scored six runs on six hits—including a grand slam from second baseman Angelo Castellano—in the bottom of the second inning en route to defeating the Indianapolis Indians, 12-3, on Saturday at Werner Park. Third baseman Emmanuel Rivera began the second inning with a

Storm Chasers announce annual team awards for 2021

McBroom, Kowar, Witt Jr. earn Omaha honors
September 25, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers announced the recipients of the team's annual awards on Saturday. 1B/OF Ryan McBroom was named Omaha Hitter of the Year, RHP Jackson Kowar was named Omaha Pitcher of the Year, and INF Bobby Witt Jr. earned Steve Pivovar Prospect of the Year and

Chasers comeback falls short in slugfest loss to Indians

Pratto records first multi-homer game in Triple-A
September 24, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers hit four home runs, including two from first baseman Nick Pratto, but fell to the Indianapolis Indians, 9-8, on Friday at Werner Park. Omaha (68-55, 2-1) fell behind early when Indianapolis (58-64, 1-2) scored five runs on five hits in the first inning

Barker keeps Indianapolis bats at bay to lead Chasers to second straight win

Melendez smacks 39th home run of the season
September 23, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- Right-hander Brandon Barker threw 5.0 innings of one-run ball to help the Omaha Storm Chasers defeat the Indianapolis Indians, 5-2, on Thursday at Werner Park. Omaha (a second straight win over Indianapolis (57-63, 0-2) and a fourth straight win overall. The Indians scored first, taking an early

Poldberg earns 1,350th career win in series opener against Indianapolis

Chasers come from behind to beat Indians to begin Triple-A Final Stretch
September 22, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- The Omaha Storm Chasers came from behind to defeat the Indianapolis Indians, 4-3, on Wednesday at Werner Park, giving manager Brian Poldberg his 1,350th career win and his 475th win in seven seasons as Omaha's manager. Poldberg ranks sixth among active minor league managers with 1,350 wins.

Jones hammers two homers in regular season finale win

Chasers beat I-Cubs to clinch first winning season since 2015
September 19, 2021

PAPILLION, Neb. -- First baseman Travis Jones hit two home runs—his first two home runs at the Triple-A level—to help the Omaha Storm Chasers defeat the Iowa Cubs, 10-3, on Sunday at Werner Park to complete the 120-game regular season. Omaha (66-54) finished the regular season 12 games over .500