26-20, 1.5 GU
The RedHawks took a day off to allow the Big 12 Tournament to play at Bricktown Ballpark. They return to action on Thursday morning.
W – Garr (1-0)
HR – Ramirez (10)
30-15, 6.0 GU
Thomas Diamond was a bit shaky in his return from Tommy John surgery, giving up six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Diamond allowed three runs in both the first and fifth innings, but threw up zeros in the second, third, and fourth frames. The right-hander allowed four hits, walked four, and struck out five.
DH Max Ramirez (.391/.460/.689) was 4-for-5 with a double, a monster home run, and four RBI.
First baseman Chris Davis also knocked in four runs. He was 3-for-5 with a double.
Elvis Andrus singled twice while Craig Gentry singled, walked, was hit by two pitches, and scored four runs.
Kendy Batista fanned two in two innings of work. He allowed one unearned run.
Brian Gordon finished off the game with a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 0.56. The Round Rock native has not allowed an earned run in 14 innings with the ‘Riders.
L – Bannister (1-4)
HR – Vallejo (6)
27-19, 3.0 GB
Jose Vallejo (.307/.359/.460) went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. The second baseman also stole his 18th base of the season.
Starting pitcher John Bannister surrendered four runs on 10 hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon singled and walked in four trips to the plate.
W – Beavan (3-1)
HR – Greene (6)
31-11, 5.0 GU
Blake Beavan (3.60 ERA/.237 BAA) may have been a bit upset after allowing five earned runs in three innings on May 16.
Beavan came out on Wednesday and retired the first 14 batters he faced, meaning he was perfect through 4.2 innings. He then allowed a single to Steven Singleton. Singleton was promptly caught stealing to end the inning.
The former first round pick finished his night at five innings, giving up no runs on one hit. He struck out three without walking a batter.
In 25 innings this season, Beavan has issued only one free pass.
First baseman Ian Gac (.366/.472/.769) ended a two game hitless sterak by going 4-for-4 with three doubles.
Third baseman Jonathan Greene got his average all the way up to .288 with a triple, a homer, a walk, and three runs batted in. Greene has a 1.186 OPS in 19 May contests.
Catcher Justin Pickett (3/4, 2B) doubled once while Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice.
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