OKC RedHawks: Jarred Cosart helps RedHawks open homestand with a win

OKC downs Tacoma, the team with the best record in the Pacific Coast League
by Michael Baldwin Modified: May 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm •  Published: May 7, 2013

RedHawks 6, Rainiers 1

Jarred Cosart pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and Marc Krauss and Brett Wallace homered to lead the RedHawks to a 6-1 win over Tacoma on Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Krauss slammed his seventh homer, a solo shot in the fourth. Krauss is hitting .373 with 21 RBIs at home.

Jake Elmore collected three hits, needing only a home run to hit for the cycle. Elmore tripled in a run and scored in the RedHawks' three-run third. Elmore doubled in the fifth and singled and scored on Wallace's fifth homer since joining the RedHawks.

Tacoma owns the best record (21-12) in the Pacific Coast League. The Rainiers avoided a shutout when Carlos Peguero homered to lead off the ninth.


One of the Houston Astros' top pitching prospects, Cosart struck out 10 to improve to 4-0, lowering his ERA to 2.18.

Bolstered by a 97 mph fastball, Cosart has recorded 39 strikeouts in 33 innings.

Cosart was selected in the 38th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 out of League City, Texas. The Astros acquired Cosart and Jonathan Singleton, their top hitting prospect, in a trade for Hunter Pence two years ago.

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by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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