RedHawks Snap Losing Skid
OKLAHOMA CITY - The slump is finally over. The Oklahoma City RedHawks have won a game.
The RedHawks 10-game losing skid looked to be well on its way to No. 11 before OKC stormed back to take a 4-3 victory against Fresno on Tuesday night in Bricktown.
Oklahoma City fell behind 2-0 in the third inning after Fresno got on the board with Francisco Peguero and Xavier Nady RBI singles but came back strong with a three-run fifth inning.
The RedHawk's Brad Snyder got the inning started with a solo home run over the center field wall and OKC tied the game on a Jimmy Paredes RBI ground-rule double to score J.B. Shuck.
Oklahoma City took the lead for good when Jose Martinez hit a sacrifice fly into center field to score Paredes.
The Redhawks tacked on their final run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Matt Downs smacked a solo shot over the left field wall to increase the lead to 4-2.
Fresno tacked on a late run in the top of the ninth inning but the RedHawks were able to close the game out and mark a victory into the win column for the first time since Aug. 2.
Oklahoma City starting pitcher Fernando Abad picked up the win after pitching five innings and allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out three.
The two teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday in Bricktown.