PAPILLION, Neb. — Mike Foltynewicz and Paul Clemens combined for on a one-hitter Monday afternoon, helping the Oklahoma City RedHawks to a 5-1 Pacific Coast League baseball victory over Omaha before 3,624 fans at Werner Park.
Foltynewicz (3-1) struck out a career-high 12 while holding the Storm Chasers (13-17) to a run on one hit in six innings. The only run he surrendered was Melky Mesa’s third-inning home run. Clemens blanked the defending national Triple-A champs the rest of the way on no walks and a strikeout.
The previously struggling RedHawks batting order scored more than three runs in a game for the first time since April 29. Ronald Torreyes, Enrique Hernandez and Andy Simunic had two hits apiece; Hernandez and Simunic had RBI hits in Oklahoma City’s three-run third inning.
Oklahoma City (17-15) begins an eight-game homestand at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday against the Memphis Redbirds at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Redbirds will be in for four games, and then Colorado Springs will be at the Brick for four.