Oklahoma City RedHawks: Round Rock Express beats OKC

Round Rock center fielder Jared Hoying scored two runs to help lead the Express to a 4-1 win over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Tuesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
by Michael Baldwin Published: July 22, 2014
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EXPRESS 4, REDHAWKS 1

Round Rock center fielder Jared Hoying scored two runs and broke a tie with a solo home run in the seventh to help lead the Express to a 4-1 win over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Tuesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The RedHawks scored their only run in the fourth when Preston Tucker singled, later scoring on Matt Duffy’s RBI single.

Round Rock tied it in the fifth when Hoying walked, stole second and scored on Brett Nicholas’ RBI single. The Express tacked on two insurance runs in the ninth on Michael Choice’s two-run double. Nicholas had three hits for the Express.

MAJOR LEAGUE SHOWDOWN

Both teams started pitchers who have spent the bulk of the season in the majors. Collin McHugh allowed only three hits and one run in five innings in an 80-pitch rehab start with the RedHawks, his first appearance in 16 days after having a fingernail issue his previous start.

Robbie Ross, who was 2-4 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 games with the Rangers, picked up the win. Ross allowed only one run on eight hits in six innings. Ross recorded six strikeouts and two walks.

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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