Memphis 4, Oklahoma 1

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 5:24 pm
By: News On 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ The Memphis Redbirds score all their runs in the 6th inning as they beat the Oklahoma RedHawks 4-1 Sunday afternoon.

Five Memphis pitchers combined on a 4-hitter as the Redbirds won their third straight baseball game.

Oklahoma took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning, as Jason Botts reached on an error and eventually scored as Miguel Ojeda grounded into a fielder's choice.

The Redbirds jumped on Oklahoma starter Josh Rupe in the 6th.

John Rodriguez tied the game with a leadoff home run. With 1 out, Ryan Ludwick singled and Rick Ankiel doubled before Nick Stavinoha's 3-run home run gave Memphis the lead.

Memphis starter Matt Ginter allowed 3 hits and struck out 5 while walking none in 6 innings, while Brian Falkenborg struck out the side in the 9th inning to record his second save in as many days.

Two Oklahoma players, Freddy Guzman and Nate Gold, each had 2 hits, but the rest of the RedHawks' lineup went a combined 0-25.