RedHawks Rally To Overcome Redbirds

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 11:56 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City RedHawks used a late-game rally to come back and take a 7-4 win against Memphis on Saturday.

The Redbirds got on the board first in the second inning, with Nick Stavinoha coming home on a bases-loaded walk.

Memphis went up 2-0 in the fifth on a double from Allen Craig.

But Oklahoma City responded with authority after struggling to drive in runs through the first five innings.

Oswaldo Navarro started things off for OKC with a two-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth.

The Redbirds repaid OKC for the walked-in run earlier, balking to bring home RedHawks runner J.R. Towles, and Brian Bogusevic drove in a run as well for a 4-2 lead.

Bogusevic, Navarro and J.B. Shuck all drove in runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a commanding 7-2 lead and held on for the victory.

Navarro racked up three RBIs in the win. Nelson Figueroa got the victory on the mound for OKC, throwing six innings and allowing two runs on four hits.