OKC RedHawks: Brandon Barnes homers, RedHawks hang on to beat Round Rock

Oklahoma City improves first-place record to 40-27, scores in double digits for 12{+t}{+h} time this season
From Staff Reports Published: June 14, 2012
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ROUND ROCK, Texas — Oklahoma City scored a bunch of runs — and needed every one of them — Thursday night to outlast Round Rock 10-6 in Pacific Coast League baseball at The Dell Diamond. A crowd of 7,974 watched its last-place team trail 8-1 after 6½ innings, but Oklahoma City's bullpen once again struggled to maintain a comfortable advantage.

Round Rock (29-39) scored five times on three hits in just 11/3 innings against Jonnathan Aristil, drawing within 8-6 after eight innings. Oklahoma City (40-27) added two runs of insurance during the top of the ninth inning; Brad Snyder scored on a passed ball, and Angel Sanchez scored when Neal Cotts whipped a wild pitch past catcher Dusty Brown.

Scott Moore had four hits and two RBIs for Oklahoma City, which scored in double digits for the 12th time this season. Brandon Barnes, who had a 12-game hit streak snapped during Wednesday's loss at New Orleans, fell a triple shy of the cycle Thursday. Barnes hit his first homer of the season, a two-run job in the second inning that helped give the RedHawks a 4-0 lead.

The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday. Brian Bass (1-0, 3.18) will be the starting pitcher for OKC. Martin Perez (3-5, 5.40) will get the start for Round Rock.


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