Oklahoma City RedHawks: RedHawks blister Omaha behind 17 hits

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.
by Jacob Unruh Published: June 29, 2014
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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.

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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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