Redbirds Drop Day Game to Tucson

Tucson slipped by Memphis Wednesday afternoon at AutoZone Park with a 3-2 win over the Redbirds.

Augie Ojeda led off the top of the ninth with a single to center field and later scored on a wild pitch by reliever Brian Falkenborg. Ojeda's run in the top of the ninth held up with Randy Choate and Mike Schultz combining for the final three outs. Schultz earned his first save by recording the last out of the game. The Sidewinders jumped to an early lead with five hits in the second inning. Ojeda drove in a run with a double and later scored on Matt Morgan's single.

Memphis tied the game in the fifth inning when Skip Schumaker belted a two-run homer to left field. The home run was Schumaker's third of the season. Rico Washington and Rick Ankiel both contributed two hits in a losing effort.

Casey Daigle picked up the win for the Sidewinders with one inning of work. Falkenborg took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the ninth.

The Redbirds will host Tucson Thursday night with Mike Parisi getting the nod for the home team. D.J. Carrasco will be on the hill for the Sidewinders in a game slated for 7:10 p.m.