REDHAWKS 5, SALT LAKE 2
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.
BEES CATCHER EJECTED
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.
Johnson came out to argue briefly with the third base umpire before having words for Loveless as he walked off the field and being quickly ejected.
After an animated argument with Loveless, Johnson blew a two-handed kiss Loveless' way as he walked off the field.
A batter later, as Drew Locke reached first on an infield single, Barnes was thrown out at home in a wild sequence.
After getting caught in a rundown, Barnes appeared to have an easy path to score after no one was at the plate to back-up catcher Kevin Richardson. But Locke fell about 15-feet up the line from the plate and was thrown out as first baseman Efren Navarro came down to back up the play.
INGLETT REJOINS REDHAWKS
Infielder Joe Inglett joined the RedHawks in time for Sunday's game after accepting a Triple-A assignment a day earlier.
Inglett and pitcher Nelson Figueroa were outrighted to the RedHawks on Thursday after clearing waivers as the Houston Astros made room for Jason Michaels.
Inglett hit .222 (6 for 27) in two stints with Houston this season, serving primarily as a pinch-hitter.
Figueroa will join the RedHawks rotation, taking the place of Henry Villar on Thursday in Sacramento.
He made his first appearance with the RedHawks on Sunday, throwing two scoreless innings in relief.
Salt Lake (RH Bear Bay, 1-2, 5.18) at RedHawks (LH Ryan Rowland-Smith, 2-2, 4.45), 7:05 Monday