You know by now the Thunder took care of business at home in game three against the Spurs. You also may know the OU Softball squad won their first game at the Women’s College World Series at Hall of Fame Stadium (they play again Friday night). And the baseball team begins play in their regional tomorrow afternoon. Oh, by the way, the local Triple-A baseball team – top affiliate of the Houston Astros – continues to roll as well. Here’s today’s Redhawks press release below:
Wes Musick went six strong innings for his first Triple-A win and Brett Wallace homered for the second straight night as the Oklahoma City RedHawks (31-23) triumphed over the Nashville Sounds (20-33) 4-1 before 3,547 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Thursday night.
The win was the eighth straight at home for the RedHawks as well as their eighth straight over Nashville. The Albuquerque Isotopes also lost to New Orleans, putting the RedHawks in sole possession of first place in the American Southern Division.
The Sounds scored early in the first on an RBI groundout by Sean Halton, but it would be the only time they got on the board.
The RedHawks tied the game in their first at-bat via an RBI triple from Fernando Martinez.
Three more runs followed in the third. A wild pitch by Mark Rogers scored Scott Moore to break the tie.
With a runner on and two out, Wallace homered into the RedHawks bullpen for the second straight night to put the RedHawks ahead 4-1.
Neither team really even threatened to score for the rest of the game. Each team put a runner in scoring just twice for the remainder of the night.
Pitching in his first home game since joining the RedHawks, Musick (1-1) allowed just one run over six strong innings. The lefty scattered seven hits and added four strikeouts without issuing a walk. He held the Sounds to an 0-for-5 mark with runners in scoring position. Of his 85 pitches, 60 were strikes.
Rogers (1-3) lost for the second time this season against the RedHawks after allowing four runs and six hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two.
The RedHawks will look for a sweep of the Sounds in the series finale Friday night at 7:05 p.m. Join the RedHawks as they honor Carletta Miller as part of the INTEGRIS Health Home Run For Life series after the third inning. There will also be post-game fireworks presented by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.