W - McCarthy (1-0)
HR - Tracy (8), Boggs (7), German (1)
29-24, 1.5 GU
Entering the bottom of the sixth inning, Oklahoma City faced a 9-0 deficit.
All the RedHawks did was score 10 runs in their final four at-bats to win the game.
The club fell in a hole early when starter Michael Kirkman yielded seven runs [six earned] on 10 hits in 4.2 innings. He walked one and struck out eight.
When Kirkman had struggled in previous starts this season, it was because he was walking hitters, but he was never hit around much. It was the opposite on Thursday.
Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (3/4, HR, BB) and left fielder Chad Tracy (2/4, HR, BB) both hit two-run homers in the midst of the comeback.
Gregorio Petit (2/4, 2 2B, BB), Ryan Garko (2/4, 2B) and Hernan Iribarren (2/5) all had two hits apiece.
Leadoff hitter and third baseman Esteban German dealt the biggest blow of the game with a walkoff three-run homer to complete the comeback. He also singled twice and swiped his 20th base of the season.
Right-hander Brandon McCarthy returned from the disabled list and made his first relief appearance with the RedHawks, hurling a scoreless inning on nine pitches.
W - Madrigal (1-0)
31-21, 4.0 GU
On Wednesday night, the RoughRiders were blown away by Northwest Arkansas. In game two on Thursday, they banged out 12 runs on 17 hits.
Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon had a big night, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, and three runs batted in.
Wes Bankston (1/4, 2B, BB), James Tomlin (1/4, 2B, BB) and Renny Osuna (3/5, 2B) all doubled once.
Right fielder Joey Butler singled twice and drove home three runs, giving him 24 RBI on the season.
Middle infielders Matt Lawson and Guilder Rodriguez also singled twice.
Backstop Taylor Teagarden had a productive night, getting a single, a walk, a HBP, and a sacrifice fly in five plate appearances.
Ben Snyder got the spot start and allowed two runs in 3.1 innings.
Scuffling left-hander Martin Perez had his rotation spot skipped in order to give him extra work on the side before he makes his next start.
The relief trio of Warner Madrigal [2.1 IP], Beau Jones [1.1 IP] and Evan Reed [2 IP] tossed 5.2 total innings of shutout ball, walking zero and striking out eight.
Jones was particularly impressive retiring all four batters he faced, fanning three of them. In 11.1 innings this season, the southpaw has 17 walks versus only one strikeout.
W - Nam (1-0)
SV - Hamburger (5)
HR - Mendonca (2)
25-27, 7.0 GB
Bakersfield got into an early hole when Wilfredo Boscan had troubles early, but the offense was able to pull the club to a 7-6 victory.
Boscan yielded four runs on 11 hits over 5.1 innings, walking two and striking out four. He has given up 40 total hits over his last four starts.
Centerfielder Engel Beltre continued his surge, going 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Beltre's two-bagger was his eighth of the season, and he is now hitting .308.
Third baseman Tom Mendonca was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his second round-tripper of the year.
David Paisano (1/3, BB), Chris Gradoville (1/3, BB) and Andres James (2/3, BB) all reached base multiple times.
Paisano stole a pair of bases, giving him nine.
Lefty Yoon-Hee Nam picked up his first victory of the season after he gave up one run in 2.2 innings. The South Korea native walked zero and punched out three.
L - Thompson (4-3)
33-22, 2.0 GU
Matt Thompson's mini-slump continued on Wednesday with his toughest start of the year, as he surrendered five runs [three earned] on seven hits in three innings. He walked two and struck out only one.
The Crawdads scored two runs on just five hits in the game.
Designated hitter Cristian Santana led the way, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in.
First baseman Ed Koncel was 0-for-1, but he walked three times.
Left-hander Chad Bell allowed one run in three innings of work, giving up three hits, walking two, and striking out two.
Relievers Tyler Tufts and Trevor Hurley combined to retire all six batters they faced, striking out one apiece. Tufts was sent to Hickory from Bakersfield on Tuesday.
2-1, 0.5 GB
The DSL Rangers had a scheduled day off on Thursday, but every game on the island was rained out anyway.
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