NASHVILLE — Oklahoma City pitching surrendered just two hits Wednesday night, and the RedHawks shaved Nashville 3-1 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 2,015 fans at Herschel Greer Stadium.
Jarred Cosart, Wes Musick and Jose Valdez allowed just four walks and struck out 11. Cosart was particularly solid, blanking the Sounds on one hit, three walks and seven strikeouts. The only blemish was Dayton Buller's home run in the eighth inning, off Musick, who would walk one and strikeout four. Valdez notched his second save of the season by pitching an easy ninth inning.
Oklahoma City (5-2) scored once in the third inning, and then added two more in the fourth inning on Jimmy Paredes' first homer of the season. Jake Elmore continued his hot start. A double helped raise his batting average to a team-best .444.
Nashville (3-4) and Oklahoma City end the series with a 7:05 p.m. game Thursday. The RedHawks then open the home portion of their season at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.