OKC RedHawks beat New Orleans

From Staff Reports Published: June 18, 2013
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RedHawks 3, New Orleans 1

The Oklahoma City RedHawks took advantage of two errors in the seventh inning to beat the New Orleans Zephyrs 3-1 on Tuesday night in New Orleans

A throwing error by Zephyrs catcher Kyle Skipworth allowed Brandon Laird to score OKC's first run after he had reached on an error earlier in the inning. After Che-Hsuan Lin singled in a run, Jose Martinez grounded into a double play to score Carlos Perez and give the RedHawks a 3-0 lead.

At the plate

Lin and Jake Elmore had two hits apiece for the RedHawks

Nick Green drove in a run for New Orleans.

On the mound

OKC starter Brad Peacock (2-2) allowed six hits and no runs in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win. He struck out five.

Josh Zeid allowed three hits and a run in the ninth inning but held on to record his fourth save of the season.

Hinckley back on mound

Former major league pitcher Mike Hinckley, currently the head coach at Capitol Hill, found himself back on the mound at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark earlier this week.

Hinckley, who played for the RedHawks in 2009, threw batting practice before the team's Monday series finale against Round Rock.

The team needed a left-hander to throw part of BP so Hinckley was asked to help out.

Hinckley last played in 2011, when he split time between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Moore native pitched in 28 games for the Nationals in 2008 and 2009.

Up next

The RedHawks and Zephyrs play Game 2 of their four-game series at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Philip Humber (0-2, 7.41 ERA) takes the mound for OKC, opposed by New Orleans' Duane Below (3-2., 2.31).