Dodger Bats Heating Up, OKC Wins Again

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 10:49 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City's Rob Segedin and Brandon Hicks each hit home runs and Jharel Cotton pitched a season-high seven solid innings in a 6-3 win Tuesday night against the Omaha Storm Chasers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in their series against the Storm Chasers with the win in front of a crowd of 4,579.

Segedin racked up three RBI, and Hicks went 3-for-4, to pace the Dodgers offense.

Dodgers starting pitcher Cotton (6-3) pitched a season-high 7.0 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) and three hits. He issued two walks and recorded seven strikeouts as he moved into a tie for the team lead with six wins on the season.

Omaha (27-36) took the game’s first lead in the second inning. Tony Cruz hit a two-out single, then stole second base. Travis Snider came up to bat next and hit a RBI single to give the Storm Chasers a 1-0 lead.

The Dodgers (33-30) took the lead in the bottom of the third inning, scoring four runs.

Brandon Hicks and Vinny DiFazio hit back-to-back singles to lead off for Oklahoma City. With one out, Charlie Culberson walked to load the bases. Zach Walters came up to bat next and tied the game with a sacrifice fly that scored Hicks.

Rob Segedin then stepped up and drilled a three-run home run that sailed over the LED board in left field and ricocheted off the parking garage to put the Dodgers ahead, 4-1. The home run was Segedin’s team-leading 10th homer of the season.

Jorge Bonifacio walked to lead off the top of the fourth inning. He advanced to third when Hunter Dozier reached on a Dodgers fielding error and scored on a RBI groundout by Cruz. Then with Dozier at third base, and Travis Snider batting, a wild pitch by Cotton allowed Dozier to score and cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 4-3.

A RBI double to right field by Daniel Fields boosted Oklahoma City to a 5-3 lead in the fourth inning.

The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning, but back-to-back strikeouts by Omaha’s Mark Peterson ended the inning.

Oklahoma City added to its lead in the eighth inning on a solo homer by Hicks, which pushed the Dodgers ahead, 6-3.

The victory allowed Oklahoma City to tally a second straight home victory for the first time since mid-May.

The Dodgers continue their series against the Omaha Storm Chasers at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.