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OKC RedHawks: Pitching powers RedHawks past Nashville

Starting pitcher Wes Musick and relievers Eric Berger and Jason Stoffel combined for six strikeouts and limited the Sounds to three total hits.
From Staff Reports Modified: May 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm •  Published: May 1, 2013
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Pitching was the name of the game Wednesday night for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, who whipped the Nashville Sounds 6-2 before 2,926 fans at chilly Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

ON THE MOUND

Starting pitcher Wes Musick and relievers Eric Berger and Jason Stoffel combined for six strikeouts and limited Nashville to three total hits. Musick (2-0) was solid other than giving up solo home run in the fourth inning to Stephen Parker. ... Oklahoma City ripped Sounds starter Tyler Thornburg — the Milwaukee Brewers' No. 1 pitching prospect — for four runs on eight hits in four innings. Thornburg (0-3) walked two and struck out four.

AT THE PLATE

Trevor Crow, Jake Elmore, Brett Wallace and Andrew Simunic all had two hits for the RedHawks. ... The Hawks had a season-high five doubles. ... Wallace added two RBIs. ... The RedHawks, who lead the Pacific Coast League in stolen bases, added three more Wednesday night. Four would-be base stealers were thrown out, however.

EXTRAS

First-place Oklahoma City improved to 16-10; Nashville fell 10 games below .500 at 7-17. ... Berger, the middle reliever for OKC, threw 18 pitches, 14 going for strikes. ... Everyone in the OKC batting order, except for Elmore and Jimmy Paredes, struck out once.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma City closes the homestand with a 7:05 p.m. game Thursday against Nashville. The RedHawks will then go to Des Moines, Iowa, for a four-game series against the Cubs. ... Tickets for Thursday night's game are available at the Brick's box office.