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OKC RedHawks rally, blow lead in ninth

From Staff Reports Published: April 18, 2014
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— Catcher Jackson Williams delivered for the Sky Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off, bases-loaded single to give Colorado Springs a 10-9 victory against the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Friday.

After Oklahoma City (10-6) took a 9-8 lead into the top of the ninth, Colorado Springs (7-8) tied the game with a series of hits off David Martinez and Chia-Jen Lo before Williams drove in the game’s final run. The blown save was Lo’s first of the year.

Martinez was credited with his second loss of the season.

The RedHawks fell behind early, entering the sixth with a 8-1 deficit, but rallied to tie the game in the eighth.

They scored four runs in the sixth, with key hits coming from first baseman Jon Singleton and Domingo Santana. They scored two in the seventh and one in the eighth.

Singleton hit his sixth home run in the losing effort. Shortstop Gregorio Petit also homered. It was his third of the season.

The victory was the Sky Sox’s second walk-off victory in as many days, evening the four-game series at two games apiece.

The RedHawks continue their eight-game road trip Saturday against the Memphis Redbirds. The series opener is scheduled for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch.