Mike Olt crushed a two-run homer to lead the Iowa Cubs to a 10-2 win over the RedHawks on Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Olt’s homer, his third in two games, capped a four-run first inning. The Cubs tacked on five insurance runs in the eighth on five hits and two walks off three OKC relievers.
The RedHawks averaged eight runs in the first seven games on the current homestand, but the only two runs Sunday night were produced by Preston Tucker’s RBI single in the fourth and Max Stassi’s RBI single in the seventh inning.
Splitting the first four games of a five-game series, the RedHawks trail the Cubs by three games in the PCL American Northern Division with 21 games left in the Pacific Coast League regular season.
WOJCIECHOWSKI HAS ROCKY START
Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski, who was 2-0 in his three previous three starts, surrendered four runs in the first but allowed only one run on three hits over the next five innings. Wojciechowski, who missed most of the first half of the season, is 2-4 with a 6.22 ERA.
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
In a game that started 1-hour and 26 minutes late due to heavy rain showers downtown, the RedHawks rallied for a 9-6 win Saturday night when Joe Sclafani crushed a walk-off grand-slam in the ninth.
OKC trailed 6-4 entering the ninth but scored five runs off Iowa’s Marcus Hatley, who failed to record an out.
Matt Duffy, Carlos Perez and Ruben Sosa singled to load the bases. Jonathan Villar drew a bases loaded walk to draw OKC to within 6-5. Sclafani followed with his first RedHawks homer.
In the finale of a five-game series Monday at 7:05 p.m., RedHawks right-hander Alex White (2-4, 7.28 ERA) will face Dan Straily (6-6, 4.31), one of the key players the Cubs acquired when they trade Jeff Samardzija to the Oakland A’s.