From Press Release
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Douglas Arguello allowed one run and two hits over six innings and drove in the eventual game-winning run with a fourth inning sacrifice fly, leading the Oklahoma City RedHawks (9-15) to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds (9-14) before 4,712 Monday night at RedHawks Field at Bricktown.
Arguello (2-1) picked up the victory while dealing six innings with one run, two hits, five walks and five strikeouts in his third start of the season. Nashville starter Josh Butler (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits over four innings in a losing decision. Jose Valdez (3), optioned from the Houston Astros on Sunday, saved the game with a perfect ninth inning.
The RedHawks opened the scoring in the first inning against Butler. After loading the bases on an infield single and a pair of walks, Koby Clemens next brought in a run on a double play ground ball to open a 1-0 score.
Nashville tied the game in the second inning against Arguello. The Sounds loaded the bases on a Mike Rivera walk, Caleb Gindl single and Brett Carroll base on balls. After a force-out at home recorded the first out of the inning, Butler next grounded out to third to bring in a run for a 1-1 score.
Oklahoma City took the lead for good in the fourth inning. Two walks and a single loaded the bases for Arguello, who hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in Tommy Manzella for a 2-1 score. The RBI was the first in Arguello’s career.
RedHawks RH Henry Villar will face Sounds LH Chase Wright in game two of the series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at RedHawks Field at Bricktown. Tickets are available through the RedHawks box office at 405-218-1000 or by visiting okcredhawks.com.