OKC RedHawks: Hawks rally in sixth, come back to beat Round Rock

Oklahoma City reduced its magic number to four for clinching the Pacific Coast League's American Conference Southern Division championship.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 23, 2013
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Oklahoma City reduced its magic number to four for clinching the Pacific Coast League's American Conference Southern Division championship. The RedHawks came back from a two-run deficit Friday night and beat Round Rock 4-2 before 10,125 fans at Dell Diamond. Oklahoma City (77-57) moved seven games in front of the second-place Express (70-64), which hosts the RedHawks at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

ON THE MOUND

Asher Wojciechowski threw a solid game for Oklahoma City. He allowed both Round Rock runs on seven hits. But he walked just one and struck out six. The bullpen trio of Wade LeBlanc, Jason Stoffel and Jorge De Leon shut out the Express on one hit and no walks the final 21/3 innings. ... Round Rock starter Josh Lindblom walked none and struck out nine. But he also surrendered two homers in the RedHawks' decisive sixth-inning. ... Bobby Doran (2-0, 3.86) will pitch Saturday night for OKC. Fellow right-hander Evan Meek (6-7, 3.74) will throw for Round Rock.

AT THE PLATE

Oklahoma City had two home runs in the sixth inning. Trevor Crowe had a solo shot, his third overall of the season. George Springer added a two-run homer, his team-best 18th. ... The RedHawks added an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning. Marc Krauss' two-out single scored Jon Singleton, who walked, stole second and went to third on a throwing error. ... Jimmy Paredes had a team-best two hits, including a double, for the RedHawks.