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OKC RedHawks beat Round Rock, but miss playoffs

With the 9-6 victory Sunday night, the RedHawks did their part to remain in the playoff hunt. Albuquerque, though, rallied to beat Omaha and keep OKC from the playoffs.
BY MIKE BALDWIN Published: September 2, 2012
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The Oklahoma City RedHawks did their part Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Brian Bixler and Angel Sanchez rapped out three hits each to highlight a 14-hit attack and Brad Snyder and Mike Hessman slammed home runs in a 9-6 win over Round Rock that briefly kept the RedHawks’ playoff hopes alive.

The RedHawks needed to win their final two games and have Albuquerque lose its final two games to advance to the playoffs. Albuquerque, though, rallied in the eighth inning against Omaha for a 6-5 victory to end OKC’s season. Former Oklahoma State standout Josh Fields drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.

Snyder’s 20th homer in the first inning gave OKC a 2-1 lead. Hessman added a two-run shot, his 35th, in a three-run fifth that put the RedHawks on top to stay.

The RedHawks close out the regular season Monday at 11:05 a.m. against Round Rock.