OKC’s AAA franchise equals a club record with 13th straight home win at Bricktown Ballpark . Here’s the press release…
Oklahoma City, Okla. – With the Oklahoma City RedHawks’ 12-game home winning streak down to a final strike, Brad Snyder hit a three-run walk-off homer to send the RedHawks (36-23) to a 4-3 win over the Iowa Cubs (25-33) before 3,654 Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
With the win, the RedHawks tied the franchise record for most consecutive home wins in a single season with 13 and won their eighth straight overall.
Over the first eight innings, the RedHawks had been limited to one run on seven singles and had just one runner in scoring position all night.
Trailing 3-1, Brian Bixler and Jimmy Paredes led off the bottom of the ninth with singles to put the tying runners on base. Cubs reliever Rafael Dolis then struck out Matt Downs and Mike Hessman to put the RedHawks down to their final out.
Snyder—who had spent parts of the last three seasons with Iowa—swatted a 1-2 pitch from Dolis (0-1) over the center field fence for the game-winning three-run homer. The only other time the RedHawks played the bottom of the ninth during the current home winning streak was May 14 when Snyder hit a walk-off homer against the Tucson Padres for a 4-3 win.
Iowa took the lead in the second inning. Two batters following a Luis Valbuena leadoff double, Blake Lalli hit a sac fly to get the Cubs on the board.
The Cubs added two more in the third without collecting an RBI. Two throwing errors by the RedHawks allowed a pair of runs to score to extend Iowa’s lead to 3-0.
The RedHawks pitching staff held the Cubs without a hit over the final six innings and retired 19 of the final 21 batters. Enerio Del Rosario (2-1) earned his second win in three games after tossing a scoreless ninth.
The RedHawks were scoreless until the seventh. Snyder singled with two outs, stole second, and then scored on an RBI single by Brandon Barnes.
After a well-deserved day off Wednesday, the RedHawks will host the New Orleans Zephyrs on $1 beer night Thursday at 7:05 p.m.