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Brad Snyder hits walkoff home run in RedHawks' win

by Ed Godfrey Published: June 5, 2012
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RedHawks 4, Iowa 3

The RedHawks won their eighth straight game and 13th straight home game in dramatic fashion Tuesday night with a three-run walk-off homer by outfielder Brad Snyder.

Snyder lined a two-out, 2-2 pitch over the left-center field wall off of former Chicago Cubs closer Rafael Dolis in the bottom of the ninth. Snyder was mobbed by teammates at home plate as the RedHawks swept the four-game series against the Cubs.

Oklahoma City is now 36-23 and 13 games above .500 for the first time this season. The 13th straight home win ties a franchise record, and the RedHawks are now 8-0 on the current homestand.

AT THE PLATE

The only offense the RedHawks could muster until the ninth inning was Brandon Barnes' RBI single that scored Snyder in the seventh inning.

The RedHawks, trailing 3-1, opened the ninth against Dolis with singles by Brian Bixler and Jimmy Paredes. But Dolis rallied to fan Matt Downs and Mike Hessman before Snyder's three-run blast, his ninth homer of the season.

The RedHawks came from behind to win every game against the Cubs.

Hessman, who belted five home runs in the last two games against the Cubs, was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday night.

ON THE MOUND

Enerio Del Rosario (2-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Wes Musick, who was victimized by two RedHawk errors in third that allowed two Iowa runs to score.

UP NEXT

The RedHawks are idle Wednesday, but resume play Thursday night when they open a four-game series against New Orleans at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Paul Clemens (6-4, 6.00) is the scheduled starter for Oklahoma City and will be opposed by J.D. Martin (3-4, 5.95).

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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