RedHawks' Walkoff Tops Iowa At Home


Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 11:41 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- After erasing a three-run deficit in the seventh, eighth and ninth inning, a walkoff single lifted the Oklahoma City RedHawks to a 7-6 win over the Iowa Cubs Tuesday, their second consecutive win of the seven-game home stand.

A solo home run from Scott Moore gave the Cubs (41-45) a 6-4 advantage in the top of the sixth inning, but the RedHawks (36-50) weren't out of the game for long.

J.B. Shuck led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk, and three batters later, Oswaldo Navarro singled to second base to bring him home from second to cut the deficit to one run. A two-out single from Luis Durango in the bottom of the eighth from Luis Durango brought Anderson Hernandez home from third and tied the game.

In the bottom of the ninth, Shuck lead off with a line-drive double to left field to put the winning run on base with no outs on the board. Two at-bats later, a passed ball brought him to third base and Robinson Cancel singled to right field to bring him home and win the game for Oklahoma City.

Sammy Gervacio (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, not allowing a hit in his two innings of relief for the RedHawks. Justin Berg (3-1) picked up his first loss and blown save of the season, allowing three hits and one earned run in his one inning pitched.

The series will conclude at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, before Oklahoma City will start a four-game series with the Omaha Storm Chasers Thursday.