Oklahoma City RedHawks: Former RedHawk Jimmy Paredes continues to hit well at The Brick

Now with the Omaha Storm Chasers, the versatile switch hitter entered the four-game series hitting .305 at the ballpark during his career. He’s been equally as impressive as a visitor.
by Jacob Unruh Published: June 29, 2014

Jimmy Paredes has fond memories of Bricktown.

There are the hours he spent wandering around the canal when he lived in Oklahoma City for the better part of two years.

There are the memories with his former Oklahoma City RedHawks teammates.

Then there are the fondest memories of all: hitting in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

After spending the better part of the past two seasons with Oklahoma City, Paredes returned this weekend for the first time with the Omaha Storm Chasers.

It was like he never left.

“It’s good for hitting,” Paredes said about The Brick. “I feel like I can see the ball very good.”

The versatile switch hitter entered the four-game series hitting .305 at the ballpark during his career, and he’s been equally as impressive as a visitor.

He entered Sunday’s finale 5 for 12 with a triple, two walks and four RBIs as the Storm Chasers won two of the first three games. It continues a hot streak for Paredes, who has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games to bring his average to .319 on the season.

“Every time you look up, he’s getting one or two hits,” Omaha manager Brian Poldberg said. “He can run, he can hit for power, he can hit for average, so he’s been a big part.”

The question in the offseason was where Paredes would be a big part.

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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