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OKC RedHawks: New Orleans beats RedHawks to split four-game series

Rob Brantly was 5 for 5, scored twice and drove in five runs for New Orleans. Kyle Jensen and Mark Canha added two hits apiece for the Zephyrs, who charged to a 4-0 lead after a half inning.
From Staff Reports Published: April 14, 2014
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New Orleans collected six extra base hits, including five doubles, in its 14-8 victory over Oklahoma City in Pacific Coast League baseball Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Rob Brantly was 5 for 5, scored twice and drove in five runs for New Orleans, which salvaged a split in the four-game series. Kyle Jensen and Mark Canha added two hits apiece for the Zephyrs (3-9), who charged to a 4-0 lead after a half inning.

A crowd of 2,865 sat through the 3-hour, 18-minute game on a cold night. The RedHawks (8-4) provided plenty of offensive fireworks, including the second home run of the season by slugger George Springer.

Jon Singleton, who was named PCL Player of the Week earlier in the day, added a hit and scored twice.

But Oklahoma City pitching struggled. David Martinez started the season 2-0, but he was hammered for five runs on six hits through four innings. Co-starter Bobby Doran did not fare any better — he was bopped for six runs on six hits in 31/3 innings.

The RedHawks begin an eight-game road trip at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado Springs, the affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 11.57) and Rudy Owens (1-0, 4.85) are the scheduled piggyback starters for Oklahoma City. Christian Friedrich (0-1, 7.00) is the starter for Colorado Springs.