RedHawks return to win column; Thursday game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BY TARIQ LEE, Staff Writer, tlee@opubco.com Modified: July 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm •  Published: July 27, 2011
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No comebacks were necessary Wednesday night for Oklahoma City in its 6-3 victory over Nashville at RedHawks Field in Bricktown.

“We had a four-game winning streak until last night's loss,” RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco said. “It was a tough loss. We've been playing good, we've won four of our last five.”

Oklahoma City had 11 total hits while the RedHawks pitching staff kept Nashville under wraps for a majority of the game. The Sounds scored three runs in the ninth inning to make it respectable.

Lucas Harrell (2-0, 1.00 ERA) earned the win in his third start with the RedHawks since being claimed off waivers.

Oklahoma City hitting coach Keith Bodie was ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Mark Ripperger in the bottom of fourth inning for arguing. It is the first time this season Bodie has been tossed.

“I voiced my disagreement with a particular call,” Bodie said. “He didn't agree with my assessment of it, so I guess he didn't want to see me in the dugout anymore.”

Hawks catcher J.R. Towles went 1 for 2 with two RBIs. Outfielder Collin DeLome and first baseman Koby Clemens added one RBI each.

BOGUSEVIC HITTING WELL

Brian Bogusevic is 7-for-19 since he was optioned to Oklahoma City from Houston on Saturday. He has five RBIs in five games since returning to Triple-A.

He has drawn four walks and stolen one base.

“He got sent down and was disappointed,” DeFrancesco said. “But if we wants to get sent back up, he has to play the game right and pick up some big hits.”

EXTRAS

The RedHawks are 17-16 through the second-half portion of the season. …Oklahoma City is now 8-7 against Nashville this season.

UP NEXT

RedHawks (RH Nelson Figueroa, 6-5, 5.55 ERA) vs. Nashville (RH Frankie De La Cruz, 4-6, 4.17 ERA), 7:05 p.m., Thursday, at RedHawks Field at Bricktown