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Oklahoma City RedHawks: OKC wins third straight, moves closer to first place

RedHawks pop Colorado Springs behind five-run fourth inning.
From Staff Reports Published: August 3, 2014

The Oklahoma City RedHawks continued their surge Monday night with a 5-3 Pacific Coast League baseball win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox before 3,531 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Oklahoma City moved back to .500 (59-59) and within three games of first-place Omaha in the American Conference’s Northern Division. The Hawks have won three straight — all against the Sox — with the final game of the series scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Colorado Springs (47-69) had a 1-0 lead after 31/2 innings, but the RedHawks scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the fourth. Preston Tucker had a two-run double, and Max Stassi added a two-run single. OKC’s other run came on Matt Duffy’s single.

The Sky Sox added two runs in the top of the seventh inning, but Oklahoma City’s bullpen was exceptional on a 92-degree night. Pat Urckfitz, Anthony Bass and Kevin Chapman blanked Colorado Springs on no hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

Chapman recorded his ninth save of the season.

Stassi, Duffy, Tucker, Ronald Torreyes and Jonathan Villar each had two hits.


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