Oklahoma City's offensive onslaught continued Wednesday night, outslugging Iowa during a 10-8 win in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. It came a night after Oklahoma City put up 15 runs in another home win over the Cubs.
The game was decided in the middle innings, when Oklahoma City turned an early three-run deficit into a comfortable four-run lead. And during that seven-run outburst, nearly every RedHawk starter contributed, with eight players producing either a hit, run or both. Despite a 10-4 lead heading into the ninth inning, the Hawks had to hold off a Cubs rally.
IT WAS OVER WHEN…
OKC starter Brett Oberholtzer settled down. After giving up three runs in the first two innings, Oberholtzer seemed destined to be the triggerman for another RedHawk pitching disaster. In the previous six games, OKC's rotation was giving up an abysmal 10.8 runs per game. Wednesday's eight wasn't that much better, but the slight improvement provided enough insurance for a red-hot offense.
OKC STAR OF THE GAME – CHRIS WALLACE
Drafted in 2010, Chris Wallace climbed Houston's organizational ladder pretty quickly. And last week, with the RedHawks needing some depth, the young catcher was called up to Triple-A for the first time. On Wednesday night, he delivered his best OKC game to date, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. He's hitting .300 since his promotion.