OKC RedHawks: Brett Wallace hits ninth homer as Hawks come back to beat Nashville

Pitcher Wes Musick, a recent promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi, has successful Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark debut. Series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: May 31, 2012
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RedHawks 4, Nashville 1

The RedHawks won their eighth straight at home Thursday night, their longest home winning streak since winning eight consecutive games in June 2010.

On the mound

Nashville's leadoff hitter, Logan Schafer, started the game with a single and later scored, but no other Sound crossed the plate. RedHawks' starter Wes Musick, making his home debut for Oklahoma City since being promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi, pitched six innings and allowed one earned run on seven hits. He struck out four Nashville hitters. Closer Jose Valdez picked up his 11th save for the RedHawks by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

At the plate

Brett Wallace blasted his ninth home run of the season with a two-run shot over the left-center field wall to highlight a three-run third inning for the RedHawks. Fernando Martinez had an RBI triple in the first inning to tie the game after Nashville took a 1-0 lead. Martinez leads the RedHawks with 38 RBIs this season.

Over their last 19 games, the RedHawks have scored 127 runs with 206 hits, including 31 home runs. Oklahoma City is 13-6 during the stretch.

Up next

Paul Clemens (5-4, 6.66) takes the mound for Oklahoma City on Friday night against the Sounds' Wily Peralta (1-6, 6.52) in the finale of the four-game series. Game time is 7:05 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.