OMAHA, Nebraska — Round Rock Express third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit a two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning Friday to give his team a 4-2 lead over the Omaha Storm Chasers at Werner Park.
Keone Kela and Preston Claiborne held down the lead to improve the Express’ record to 4-5 and prevent the Storm Chasers from sweeping Round Rock.
Middlebrooks’ scoring hit was his only one of the evening as he went 1-of-4 from the plate with no strikeouts. On the season, Middlebrooks now has a .289 batting average with 11 hits, tied for second-most on the team. He leads the Express with three doubles, three home runs, and 23 RBI. He is also tied for the second-most strikeouts on the team with 10.
The Express are in action Saturday night with a 5:08 p.m. first pitch at the Iowa Cubs.