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Oklahoma City RedHawks: Gregorio Petit's 12th-inning home run lifts OKC over Las Vegas 51s

It took longer than any game all season, but the Oklahoma City RedHawks won 6-5 over the Las Vegas 51s on a walk-off home run by shortstop Gregorio Petit with two outs in the 12th inning late Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
by Jacob Unruh Published: June 13, 2014
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It took longer than any game all season, but the Oklahoma City RedHawks won 6-5 over the Las Vegas 51s on a walk-off home run by shortstop Gregorio Petit with two outs in the 12th inning late Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Petit hit the first pitch he saw from Zack Thornton into the RedHawks bullpen in left field, setting off a celebration at home plate to end the 4-hour, 16-minute marathon.

It was officially the longest game of the season for the RedHawks.

Oklahoma City (37-32) had the bases loaded in the 10th inning with one out, but Ronny Torreyes hit into an inning-ending double play to end the threat. Torreyes had homered earlier in the game, a go-ahead solo shot in the fifth inning.

Las Vegas (39-29) also had the go-ahead run on second in the 12th inning before Jorge De Leon worked out of the jam to earn the victory.

OBERHOLTZER’S RESULTS MIXED

Oklahoma City starter Brett Oberholtzer’s bid to recover from a poor start in Omaha had mixed results.

He tied a season high with nine strikeouts over six innings of work, but still allowed two home runs.

Oberholtzer has now allowed seven homers in 22 innings for Oklahoma City after allowing five in 51 innings for the Astros this season.

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by Jacob Unruh
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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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