RedHawks to play host to Round Rock Express

From Staff Reports Published: April 25, 2012
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Round Rock Express at Oklahoma City RedHawks

When: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2:05 p.m. Sunday

Where: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Radio: KGHM-AM 1340

Tickets: Prices range between $5 and $17. Available at the ballpark box office (218-1000), at okcredhawks.com or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Scouting report: Henry Sosa (1-0, 1.69 ERA) will make the start for the RedHawks on Thursday. He pitched seven scoreless innings in his last start, Friday in Nashville. ... Jimmy Paredes has hit safely in the last six games, going 13 for 27 (.481) in that span. ... The series is the first of the season between the RedHawks and Round Rock, the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate. ... Four players remain from the RedHawks' time as a Rangers affiliate, including Thursday starter Michael Kirkman (0-0, 7.27 ERA). The others are relief pitcher Ben Snyder, who briefly appeared for the RedHawks in 2010, closer Tanner Scheppers and outfielder Julio Borbon, who played for the RedHawks in 2009. ... The Express are managed by longtime RedHawks and 89ers manager Bobby Jones. ... The start will be Kirkman's second of the season.