NASHVILLE — Oklahoma City was one out away from losing its fourth consecutive game, but Max Stassi and Joe Sclafani delivered run-scoring hits and the RedHawks went on to beat Nashville 6-5 on Sunday in Pacific Coast League baseball at Herschel Greer Stadium.
The RedHawks (54-56) have struggled offensively with the recent promotions of Marc Krauss and Gregorio Petit to the Houston Astros. It appeared the Hawks would lose again Sunday, but an anemic offense came alive in the ninth inning against Nashville reliever Rob Wooten.
Austin Wates led off with a single and stole second base, his league-leading 30th. Preston Tucker followed with a walk. Matt Duffy plated Wates with a single to cut Nashville’s lead to 5-3. Wooten looked like he might escape further trouble when he retired Domingo Santana and Carlos Perez, but Stassi followed with a run-scoring single to plate Oklahoma City’s fourth run. Sclafani drove home Duffy and Stassi with a double.
A crowd of 3,838 watched Nashville’s Shawn Zarraga lead off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double, but reliever Jason Stoffel retired the next three batters to notch his third win of the season.
Wates, Stassi and Jonathan Villar each had two hits for the RedHawks, who end a four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Nashville.