Looking to regain some consistency, Oklahoma City might have found it Sunday night.
The RedHawks pounded out 17 hits, and Nick Tropeano delivered another quality start in a 10-3 rout of the Omaha Storm Chasers in front of 5,697 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Oklahoma City (44-40) is now one game behind Omaha (44-38) in the American Northern standings after splitting the four-game set.
The RedHawks fell behind 3-1 in the third before scoring nine unanswered runs against five different Storm Chaser pitchers.
TROPEANO RECOVERS FROM SLOW START
Tropeano got off to a shaky start, allowing three runs in the first three innings on four hits.
But the final five innings were masterful.
The right-hander allowed just two hits the rest of the way, both singles by Whit Merrifield. Tropeano finished with nine strikeouts and no walks on 100 pitches — 71 of which were strikes.
Tropeano is now 6-4 on the season and has quality starts in seven of his last nine starts.
TUCKER PICKING UP STEAM
After hitting his first home run since being called up from Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday, Preston Tucker followed up with his best day at the plate in Triple-A.
He went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and a run scored, raising his average to .241 after beginning the day at .189.