June 14, 2008 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - New Orleans Baby Cakes
Mike Nickeas hammered a grand slam in the fourth inning to break a two - two tie to deliver the Zephyrs a 8-3 win in Oklahoma City on Saturday night. The win pulls the Zephyrs within two games of the first place Redhawks. The Z's scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning on a Valentino Pascucci two run single. The Redhawks responded with a pair of runs and tied the game. Michel Abreu doubled to start the fourth and Redhawk starter Kameron Loe walked the next two hitters. The bases were loaded and Nickeas blasted a shot to left. Loe left the game and took the loss. Brandon Knight worked six and third innings for New Orleans and earned the win. Knight retired 11 in a row and struck out 8 in the game. Pascucci added a solo home run in the eighth inning. The Z's and Redhawks split the day-night doubleheader on Saturday with Oklahoma winning earlier 11-9. Game Notes: Brandon Knight made his first start of the season for the Z's, he is the ninth different starting pitcher this season for New Orleans. Knight made his first start for an affiliated team since 2002. The Z's added Abraham Nunez to the roster after the first game of the day. To make room Victor Mendez was sent to Class A St. Lucie.
Coming Up: The Zephyrs and Redhawks will meet in fourth game of the five
game set on Sunday night. A 7:05 start will have RH Ruddy Logo matching up
against RH Luis Mendoza. Radio: AM 690 WIST.