OKC RedHawks: J.B. Shuck haunts Round Rock for second consecutive game, finishes with eight hits in 10 at bats

RedHawks score six runs in the fifth inning to rout the Express 9-4 at the Brick. Oklahoma City improved its first-place record to 16-8.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 29, 2012
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The Oklahoma City RedHawks continued to pummel the Texas Rangers' top farm team. Oklahoma City, in its second year as the Houston Astros affiliate — after the previous 28 with the Rangers — used another big inning Sunday afternoon to whip the Round Rock Express 9-4 before 3,879 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.


The first-place RedHawks (16-8) scored six runs in the fifth inning to take control of the Pacific Coast League game. It was the third time in the four-game series at the Brick that Oklahoma City scored six times in an inning. For the four-game series, the RedHawks throttled Round Rock's pitching staff for 34 runs on 51 hits.

AT THE PLATE

*The RedHawks' J.B. Shuck continued to show he was a capable replacement for previous leadoff hitter Brian Bixler, who was called up during the weekend by the Astros. Shuck was 3 for 5 with two RBIs on Sunday. For the last two games of the series, Shuck was 8 for 10.

*Twice on Sunday, Shuck and No. 2 batter Angel Sanchez had back-to-back RBI hits.

*Shuck, Sanchez, Scott Moore and Brad Snyder had two RBIs each. Moore is batting a team-best .407, and Snyder is not too far behind at .341.

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