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Oklahoma City Baseball Club

April 20, 2024 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)
News item from the Oklahoma City Baseball Club

The Oklahoma City Baseball Club was held to one run in a 3-1 loss to the Sacramento River Cats at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday night. Sacramento scored the first run of the game in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Brett Wisely. The River Cats (14-6) then added two more runs in the sixth inning on RBI doubles from Marco Luciano and Casey Schmitt for a 3-0 lead. Oklahoma City (11-9) ended the shutout in the seventh inning. With two outs, four Oklahoma City batters reached base in order, including an RBI single by Trey Sweeney, which cut Sacramento’s lead to 3-1.

Of interest:

-Oklahoma City has lost three straight games for the first time this season and Sacramento leads the six-game series between the teams 4-1.

-Oklahoma City held Sacramento to three runs for the third time in this series and OKC has now held its opponents to three or fewer runs 10 times this season. However, OKC already has as many defeats by three or fewer points this season (7-3) as the team did last season (49-3).

-Four of the first five games of the series have now been decided by two runs or fewer, as have 14 of OKC’s first 20 games overall this season. OKC is now 7-7 in those close games.

-Kody Hoese went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He went 10-for-24 during the period and also hit safely in 12 of his first 13 Triple-A games, going 17-for-45 with five multi-hit games.

-Trey Sweeney went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and has now reached base safely in each of his first 19 Triple-A games for the longest on-base streak in the PCL to start the season.

-Jonathan Araúz extended his hitting streak to 10 games and is 11-for-40 throughout.

-Five of Sacramento’s six total hits were doubles, which is the most doubles by an opponent in a game this season (including April 7 vs. Albuquerque).

Next: The Oklahoma City-Sacramento series concludes with a 2:05 p.m. game on City Celebration Sunday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Players and coaches will wear commemorative city-themed jerseys and 405 area code caps. Select OKC players will be available to sign autographs for fans prior to the first pitch, and kids can run the bases after the game.

Single-game tickets for OKC games through June are available now at okcbaseball.com/tickets. Live radio coverage of every OKC Baseball Club game begins 15 minutes before the first pitch on AM 1340 “The Game”, 1340thegame.com and via the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All Sunday home games this season will be broadcast live on KOCB-TV in Oklahoma City – Channel 34 via digital antennas and DirecTV and on Channel 11 via Cox cable.

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