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RedHawks snap skid, beat Salt Lake before 3,994

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, Published: May 15, 2011


The RedHawks scored four times in the fourth inning, all with two outs, to break a three-game losing streak in front of 3,994 fans at RedHawks Field at Bricktown on Sunday afternoon.

Salt Lake starter Brian Lawrence struck out the first two batters of the inning before the RedHawks got going on offense.

Tommy Manzella delivered the inning's big hit, a two-run double.

RedHawks starter Sergio Perez went six innings, allowing just a pair of runs on seven hits to improve to 2-3.


Salt Lake catcher Cole Armstrong was ejected quickly in the fourth inning after a play at the plate.

Home plate umpire Eric Loveless called Oswaldo Navarro safe at the plate on Manzella's double, sending Armstrong into a rage.

Armstrong spiked the ball and was immediately ejected by Loveless as Bees manager Keith Johnson sprinted to the plate to get between Armstrong and Loveless.

Armstrong made a circle around Loveless, with Johnson in the middle, waving wildly. During the argument, Manzella moved to third base as no time was called.


Johnson was ejected in the fifth inning after the Hawks' Brandon Barnes stole second.

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