Oklahoma City scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night and beat Omaha 2-1 in a Pacific Coast League baseball game before 9,811 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The RedHawks (30-26) avoided a series sweep when Gregorio Petit blazed down the third base line and scored on Carlos Perez’s one-out bunt. Enrique Hernandez, who opened the inning with a walk and then advanced to second on Petit’s single, scored Oklahoma City’s first run on a throwing error by shortstop Christian Colon.
Petit advanced to third to set up the winning play.
Omaha (27-27) led 1-0 since the fourth inning when Johnny Giavotella scored on Mike Moustakas’ single. Otherwise, RedHawks starting pitcher Michael Foltynewicz was superb. He allowed six hits and no walks while striking out 10 in 72/3 innings.
Storm Chaser pitchers were just as tough. Oklahoma City managed just four hits for the game, three against starter John Lamb, who would still blank the Hawks on a walk and two strikeouts in 62/3 innings.
Oklahoma City continues its homestand at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the Memphis Redbirds at The Brick. Right-hander Jake Buchanan (4-4, 2.83) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Oklahoma City. Kurt Heyer (0-1, 7.45) will throw for Memphis.