Bees Pull off Ninth-Inning Comeback to Top RedHawks

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 16, 2011 10:48 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY -- After overcoming an early-game deficit, Oklahoma City blew a two-run advantage in the top of the ninth to drop the third of a four-game series against the Salt Lake City Bees Monday 5-4.

Salt Lake City (19-20) took the game’s first lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to a two-run double from Paul McAnulty to bring Tyson Auer and Andrew Romine home to take a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the third, Brandon Barnes hit a solo home run for Oklahoma City (17-21) to cut the lead in half. Four innings later in the second at-bat of the seventh, Barnes singled to center field to bring Jose Vallejo home to tie the game.

Tommy Manzella homered to left field in the next at-bat to score two runners to take a 4-2 advantage.

Ross Wolf (0-2) came in to close the game out, but was unable to keep the Bees from scoring. With one out on the board and runners on first and second, Efren Navarro doubled to right field to bring Jeremy Moore and Chris Pettit home and tie the game 4-4.

Two at-bats later, Auer doubled to right field to bring Navarro across the plate and take a 5-4 lead.

Wolf was pulled, but still received a loss for the outing, giving up four hits and three earned runs in his outing. Bobby Cassevah (1-1) received his first win of the season, pitching just one inning for Salt Lake City.

The four-game series will conclude at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, before taking a day off to head to Sacramento River Cats.