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New Orleans snaps OKC RedHawks' winning streak

by Michael Baldwin Published: April 11, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma City's Gregorio Petit (13) and New Orlean's Brian Bogusevic collide at second during the Oklahoma City Redhawks game agains the New Orleans Zephyrs at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ball Park. Friday, April 11, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Gregorio Petit (13) and New Orlean's Brian Bogusevic collide at second during the Oklahoma City Redhawks game agains the New Orleans Zephyrs at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ball Park. Friday, April 11, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

New Orleans second baseman Josh Rodriguez was 4-for-4 to highlight a 13-hit attack, leading the Zephyrs to an 8-4 win over the RedHawks in front of a crowd of 10,055 Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The RedHawks took a 3-2 lead on Jon Singleton’s solo home run in the fifth, his third homer of the season, but New Orleans scored two runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to end Oklahoma City’s five-game winning streak.

OKC designated hitter Japhet Amador drove in three runs. Singleton had two hits and scored two runs.

FOLTYNEWICZ STRUGGLES

RedHawks right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, a right-hander who hit 100 mph more often than any minor league pitcher last season, has struggled early in Triple-A.

Pitching out of the bullpen Friday night in the RedHawks’ eight-man rotation piggyback system, Foltynewicz (0-1) was roughed up for six runs on five hits. In his first three Triple-A outings, Foltynewicz has surrendered 11 hits and 10 runs in seven innings and has an 11.57 ERA.

WILD HOME OPENER

The two teams combined for nine wild pitches Friday night. Eight pitchers also combined for eight walks, a hit batter and a balk.

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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