OMAHA, Neb. – The Oklahoma City RedHawks broke a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers Thursday.
The RedHawks (25-35) took the lead in the third inning with a suicide squeeze, but their big blow came in the following frame. Drew Locke stepped to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the fourth, and delivered a bases clearing double. That turned out to be the game-winning hit.
The Storm Chasers (34-26) could not get on the board until the sixth inning, but made things interesting down the stretch. Clint Robinson hit a two-run home run in the sixth, and Omaha added another run in the eighth to cut the lead to one.
David Carpenter entered the game on mound in the ninth for Oklahoma City and retired the first three batters he faced to seal the victory and earn his fourth save of the season.
Nelson Figueroa (3-2) came away with a win after holding Omaha to two runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings. Mike Montgomery (2-3) gave up four runs on five hits in seven innings, but finished with a loss.
The victory ended a woeful stretch for Oklahoma City, which had lost five in a row and six of its last seven games. It also marked just the second win for the RedHawks in the month of June.
The teams will continue their four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Friday.