Ronny Torreyes’ bases-loaded, two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh that helped the RedHawks open an eight-game homestand with a 6-1 win over the Nashville Sounds Thursday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Domingo Santana had three hits, and Mike Foltynewicz and Rudy Owens combined on a six-hitter.
In the seventh, Jonathan Meyer drew a one-out walk, Andy Simunic singled and Robbie Grossman walked to load the bases for Torryes. After Torryes made it 4-1, Gregorio Petit’s RBI single and Jon Singleton’s RBI ground out tacked on two more insurance runs.
SINGLETON LEADS PCL
Singleton leads the Pacific Coast League with 26 RBIs and eight home runs. Hitting .316, Singleton also leads the PCL in total bases (57).
A TON OF HOME GAMES
The RedHawks played 16 of their first 20 games on the road but began a stretch they will play 16 of their next 20 games at home.
After hosting Nashville for four games, the RedHawks host Round Rock, the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A team, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Oklahoma City will play a brief four-game road trip in Omaha and then host another eight-game homestand, hosting Memphis (May 6-9) and Colorado Springs (May 10-13).
In the second game of a four-game series, the RedHawks will start Jose Cisnero (0-0, 2.45 ERA) with Jake Buchanan (1-1, 4.82) as his piggybank partner. Nashville will start right-hander Mike Fiers (3-0, 0.87).
Grossman was 0-for-2 but drew two walks. Reassigned to Oklahoma City when the Astros called up George Springer, Grossman is hitting .409 with a .519 on-base percentage in six games with the RedHawks... The RedHawks (13-8) lead the American Northern Division and own the second-best record in the 16-tam PCL.