Mike Hessman continued his torrid pace at the plate, and Oklahoma City capped its 12-game homestand with a 12-9 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Sunday in front of 4,974 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Hessman homered twice, both two-run shots in the first and fourth innings, bringing his season total to 17.
The RedHawks (38-25) went 10-2 on the homestand.
AT THE PLATE
Jimmy Paredes had four hits and scored four times.
Scott Moore also had a three-run homer in the second and finished with four RBIs.
Nick Green and Chase Lambin homered for New Orleans, which cut multiple OKC six-run leads to three.
ON THE MOUND
Mickey Storey (4-2) earned the win in relief of Brian Bass with 1 2/3 innings. He struck out three.
Fernando Abad picked up the save a day after the RedHawks failed to close the game in the ninth inning.
New Orleans starter Wade LeBlanc lasted just 3 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs and 11 hits.
The RedHawks hit the road for 11 games over 12 days and begin with a three-game set in New Orleans on Monday at 7 p.m. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on KGHM-AM 1340.
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