OKC RedHawks: Six-run seventh inning sparks RedHawks to win

Brett Oberholtzer pitched one of his best games of the season. Jimmy Paredes and Carlos Corporan have two hits each.
From Staff Reports Published: August 15, 2012
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The Oklahoma City RedHawks are winning again, but whether it's too late to catch South Division leader Albuquerque remains to be seen. The Hawks won a second consecutive game Wednesday, routing the Fresno Grizzlies 7-1 in Pacific Coast League baseball at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. A day after snapping a 10-game losing streak, Oklahoma City bounced Fresno behind a six-run seventh inning.

AT THE PLATE

The RedHawks finished with 11 hits, seven of which came consecutively in the seventh inning. Everyone but starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer and reliever Mark Hamburger had a hit in the game. Jimmy Paredes and Carlos Corporan, recently sent back by the Houston Astros, had two hits each. Angel Sanchez had a double and three RBIs for Oklahoma City.

ON THE MOUND

Oberholtzer pitched one of his best games of the season. The lefty improved to 5-5, limiting Fresno to a run, five hits and a walk in seven innings. He struck out five. Hamburger blanked the Grizzlies on two hits and no walks over the final two innings. ... Fresno's second reliever, Scott Munter, played briefly at Oklahoma before transferring to Butler County Community College in Kansas. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder was a first baseman with the Sooners before he started pitching at Butler.

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