Oklahoma City's Streak Snapped Thanks to Omaha Bats

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 7, 2011 10:25 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

OMAHA, Nebraska -- The Oklahoma City RedHawks saw a five-game win streak end Saturday 3-1 at the hands of Omaha, thanks to Storm Chaser home runs.

Omaha (17-12) went yard twice in the contest, a two-run shot from Lance Zawadzki in the bottom of the second and a two-out, solo shot from Mike Moustakas in the bottom of the seventh.

The RedHawks’ (13-16) only run came from a pair of doubles in the bottom of the eighth. With two outs on the board, Drew Locke doubled to right field, followed by a Brandon Barnes double to the same spot to score their only run of the game.

However, the Storm Chasers retired four of the next five Oklahoma City batters to end the game.

Kevin Pucetas (3-0) remained undefeated for the season, after giving up just two hits without a earned run in his 5.2 innings of service. Overall, the Omaha pitching staff combined for just four hits and struck out nine Oklahoma City batters.

Douglass Arguello (2-2) was credited with a loss for his five-inning outing, giving up two earned runs on two hits in the game.

Oklahoma City will continue its four-game road series at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, before closing it out in a morning game Monday.