RedHawks Blast Nashville to Win Second Straight

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

Originally Published: May 3, 2011 10:48 PM CDT

Gerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thanks to their bats, the Oklahoma City RedHawks won their second consecutive game over the Nashville Sounds 12-4.

Oklahoma City (10-15) came out of the gates hot, hanging five runs on the board.

With two outs, Drew Locke was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Oswald Navarro stole home in the next at-bat to score the first run of the game. Tommy Manzella drew a walk in the next at-bat to reload the bases, and Collin DeLome went yard to right field to give the RedHawks a 5-0 advantage.

Nashville (9-15) answered in the next half inning, thanks to a one-out single from George Kottaras to bring Jeremy Reed home from third. Two at-bats later, Chase Wright singled to right field to bring Brett Carroll home and cut the deficit to 5-2.

In the next half-inning, the RedHawks put retook the five-run lead in thanks to a two-run double by Carlos Coporan.

The Sounds tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth, with an RBI double by Eric Ferris and a ground out to bring him home two at-bats later. However, Oklahoma City was intent to keep the space between them.

In the bottom of the fifth with runners on first and third, Anderson Hernandez reached on a throwing error, allowing Locke to score and advance DeLome to third. Justin James threw back-to-back walks two at-bats later to bring in DeLome and Hernandez to make it 10-4.

A wild pitch and an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth made it an eight-run lead, the final lead of the game.

Henry Villar (2-0) was credited with a win, giving up five hits and four earned runs in five innings of service for Oklahoma City. Chase Wright (0-2) remained winless on the season, giving up seven earned runs on four hits and walked five in his five innings of service.

The four-game series continues Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.