ROUND ROCK, Texas — Ronny Torreyes had a big day at the plate, and piggyback pitchers David Martinez and Bobby Doran combined for eight scoreless innings, leading the Oklahoma City RedHawks past Round Rock 9-1 Sunday in Pacific Coast League baseball at Dell Diamond.
The RedHawks and Express split the four-game, season-opening series.
Torreyes had three hits, including a double and two RBIs. Austin Wates, Japhet Amador and Jonathan Meyer added two hits apiece. Jon Singleton had three RBIs, and Gregorio Petit socked his first homer of the season for the RedHawks.
Martinez, the first of two starters for Oklahoma City in its unique “piggyback” system, retired all 15 batters he faced. Doran took over in the sixth inning and blanked Round Rock on two hits, a walk and two strikeouts.
The Express scored its only run in the ninth inning off closer Raul Valdes. Round Rock finished with three hits and two walks. Martinez, Doran and Valdes combined for 10 strikeouts.
Oklahoma City continues its eight-game road trip at 7 p.m. Monday at New Orleans.
Mike Foltynewicz (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will pitch first for the RedHawks, and then Rudy Owens (0-0, 11.25) is scheduled to take over after five innings. Jay Rogers (0-0, 0.00) is the scheduled starter for New Orleans.