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Homers Power OKC Baseball Club to Series-Evening Win

April 17, 2024 - Pacific Coast League (PCL)
Oklahoma City Baseball Club News Release

The Oklahoma City Baseball Club scored all four of its runs via three home runs in a 4-3 win against the Sacramento River Cats Wednesday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Sacramento (11-6) took the first lead of the day on a solo home run by Chase Pinder in the second inning out to left field. Oklahoma City (11-6) tied the score in its next at-bat when Jonathan Araúz led off the bottom of the second inning with a solo home run out to left field. In the third inning, Kody Hoese hit a two-run homer out to the Oklahoma City bullpen in left-center field for a 3-1 lead. A solo home run by Chris Owings in the fourth inning out to left field then put OKC in front, 4-1. Sacramento scored two runs on two RBI singles in the eighth inning to cut Oklahoma City's lead to one run.

Of Note:

-Oklahoma City homered in three straight innings, accounting for all four of the team's runs. Oklahoma City now has hit 12 homers over the last five games...Jonathan Araúz, Kody Hoese and Chris Owings all hit their first homers of the season.

-Kody Hoese hit his first Triple-A home run, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. He has now hit safely in nine of his first 10 Triple-A games, going 13-for-35 (.371) with four multi-hit outings.

-Jonathan Araúz hit his first home run of the season and extended his hitting streak to eight games. He is 9-for-32 during the stretch with four doubles, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored.

-Drew Avans extended his team-leading hitting streak to nine games - the longest hitting streak of the season for an Oklahoma City player and the longest current active streak in the PCL. During the streak, Avans is 15-for-39 with four doubles, two triples and 12 runs scored. With his hit, he moved into a tie for seventh place on Oklahoma City's all-time career list during the Bricktown era (since 1998), tying Jeff Pickler with 336 career hits.

-Wednesday was the ninth time this season Oklahoma City pitchers have held their opponent to three runs or less. It was also the second straight game and fifth time in the last six games that an OKC opponent scored three runs or less.

-The first two games of the current series have each been decided by one run and eight of OKC's first 17 games of 2024 have been decided by one run. OKC is now 3-5 in those games...Seven of OKC's first eight home games have been decided by one or two runs and OKC is now 6-2 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

-Trey Sweeney picked up a hit and has now reached base safely in each of his first 16 career Triple-A games.

-Wednesday marked OKC's first win in a field trip game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark since 2022 as the team had lost each of its last four field trip home games.

Next Up: Oklahoma City continues its home series against Sacramento at 7:05 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on 89ers Night. During the Par-Tea Hour on Thursdays, guests age 21 and older can enjoy half-off Twisted Tea at the Twisted Tea Par-Tea Pad from when gates open to 30 minutes after first pitch and again during the Par-Tea Inning during the sixth inning of Thursday night games.

Single-game tickets for OKC games through June are available now at Live radio coverage of each OKC Baseball Club game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps.

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