John Rocker pitches for Oklahoma City Triple A

Sunday, May 26th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- John Rocker made his first appearance with Triple A Oklahoma Saturday night, allowing one hit and striking out two in one inning.

The RedHawks won the game, beating the Sacramento River Cats 4-to-3 in 11 innings.

Rocker was demoted by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. He had also been sent down in April, but didn't report and instead worked with a private instructor until he was recalled a week later.

Travis Hafner's two-run homer in the ninth tied the game for the RedHawks, who won it in the 11th on Danny Ardoin's RBI single.