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OKC Blanked by River Cats, 8-0

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

The Oklahoma City Baseball Club fell behind early and never recovered as they lost, 8-0, to the Sacramento River Cats Thursday night at Sutter Health Park. Sacramento (25-17) got out to an early lead with a RBI single from Major League rehabber Jorge Soler before Hunter Bishop swatted a two-run homer to make it 3-0 in the first inning. The River Cats added another run in the second inning, and Trenton Brooks hit a solo shot in the third inning to make it a 5-0 game. The River Cats scored twice more in the sixth inning and one final time in the seventh inning. Oklahoma City (23-19) got its best scoring chance in the eighth with runners on second and third with one out but couldn't capitalize.

Of Note: -Oklahoma City dropped to 3-6 on the team's current road trip, with losses in three straight and in five of the last six games. The offense has been held to a total of nine runs over the six losses.

-OKC was shut out for the third time this season. OKC has not scored for 17 consecutive innings and has scored just one run in the last 26 innings.

-Miguel Vargas reached base four times, collecting a single and three walks. Over his last seven games, Vargas is 9-for-22 (.409) with nine walks.

-Andre Lipcius went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games, going 10-for-26 (.385) during that time.

-Outside of Vargas and Lipcius, the OKC offense went 3-for-28 with one walk and 14 strikeouts.

Next Up: Oklahoma City will try and get their first win of the series when they face the River Cats Friday at Sutter Health Park beginning at 8:45 p.m. CT. 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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