RENO, Nev. — The Oklahoma City RedHawks scored in all but three innings late Thursday night — yet still had to hold on to beat the Reno Aces 16-11 in a Pacific Coast League baseball game. RedHawks slugger Mike Hessman had his best performance of the season, going 5 for 5, which included two homers, two doubles, a walk and four RBIs. Hessman scored five runs, too.
Fernando Martinez and Landon Powell also homered for Oklahoma City, which played the Aces again late Friday night. Brian Bixler, Jimmy Paredes and Scott Moore added three hits apiece. The Hawks (23-17) finished with 22 hits against five pitchers. Reno starter Barry Enright gave up six runs on 10 hits in 52/3 innings — but he struck out a game-best six.
RedHawks starting pitcher Paul Clemens was battered for five runs on six hits in 51/3 innings. But he still improved to 4-3 this season.