If you aren’t watching the OU women at in the softball World Series, you might head over to Bricktown Ballpark as the Redhawks go for an OKC record for consecutive home wins.
Here’s their press release:
When the Oklahoma City RedHawks face the Iowa Cubs at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the 2012 RedHawks have a chance to become part of team history. After last night’s 6-5 win, the RedHawks have won 12 straight home games. The franchise record for most consecutive home wins in a single season is 13, meaning the RedHawks can match that mark tonight. In 1999, the RedHawks won their final 13 home games and then won the first two home games of 2000.
The RedHawks are also on their first seven-game winning streak since April 7-13, 2008.
In addition, yesterday first baseman Mike Hessman became just the third player in Pacific Coast League history to hit five home runs over two consecutive games. He hit three homers Sunday and another two Monday, coming within the span of six at-bats and seven plate appearances.
He joins Bert Ellison (San Francisco, 1925) and Matt Williams (Phoenix, 1988) among those who have gone deep five times in two straight games in the PCL. Hessman also became the fifth player in franchise history with three home runs in a game on Sunday.