Oklahoma City RedHawks: Reno shocks OKC, scores four runs in ninth inning

The Aces needed just 10 pitches in the ninth inning to make the comeback against reliever Andrew Robinson.
From Staff Reports Published: June 19, 2014
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RENO, Nev. — Reno scored four times in the bottom of the ninth inning late Wednesday night to cap a 7-6 Pacific Coast League baseball victory over Oklahoma City before 4,155 fans at Aces Ballpark. Reno (41-32) ended the RedHawks’ (40-34) three-game winning streak.

The Aces needed just 10 pitches in the ninth to make the comeback.

Andy Marte and Danny Dorn had back-to-back singles, and OKC pitcher Andrew Robinson loaded the bases by hitting Blake Lalli. Tyler Bortnick then tied the game with a bases-clearing double — and he advanced to third base on a throwing error by Hawks right fielder Preston Tucker.

Bortnick scored the winning run on Michael Freeman’s single.

Oklahoma City had three hits from Domingo Santana and two hits each from Austin Wates, Enrique Hernandez. L.J. Hoes, Matt Duffy and Gregorio Petit. The RedHawks came back from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the fifth inning and another tally in the sixth.

Petit had three RBIs. He extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Petit has three homers, 11 RBIs; and scored five runs during the streak.

Pitcher Asher Wojciechowski struggled in his second start of the season for Oklahoma City, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks. Usual starter David Martinez took over in the fourth inning and blanked the Aces on one hit, no walks and six strikeouts.

The Hawks and Aces played the third game of the series late Thursday night.