METAIRIE, La. — Oklahoma City pitching was strong a second consecutive day, and the RedHawks routed New Orleans 6-1 before 1,888 fans Wednesday afternoon at Zephyrs Field.
After dropping the first game of the Pacific Coast League baseball series on Monday, the RedHawks have dominated from the batting order to the pitching mound. Oklahoma City has outscored the Zephyrs 18-1 over the last two days.
On Wednesday, the RedHawks’ Asher Wojciechowski made his first start of the season after recovering from a strained lat muscle. He allowed one run on four hits in four innings. Wojciechowski walked one and struck out five, before Bobby Doran, Paul Clemens, Chia-Jen Lo and Kevin Chapman combined to blank the Zephyrs on three hits and six strikeouts the rest of the way.
New Orleans (20-26) was 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
Oklahoma City (26-21) scored all of its runs over the third, fourth and fifth innings. Jonathan Meyer had two hits and an RBI. Enrique Hernandez had a hit and scored twice.
The four-game series closes with a 7 p.m. contest Thursday.
Right-hander Nick Tropeano (2-3, 2.95) is the scheduled starter for the RedHawks. Lefty Andrew Heaney (0-0, 0.00) — a former Oklahoma State and Putnam City standout — is scheduled to throw for New Orleans.
The Florida Marlins promoted Heaney to New Orleans this week, and he will make his Triple-A debut on Thursday. He is ranked as the top left-handed pitching prospect by MLB.com.