Sky Sox Scrimmage

With the season opening game just two days away, the Sky Sox suited up for their first action of the season as the squad took the field against Colorado State University – Pueblo in a scrimmage at Security Service Field on Tuesday afternoon. Even though the Sky Sox Opening Day roster has not be finalized yet several players saw significant time today. The game started off with both teams putting up a few early runs but the Sox pulled away in the middle and late innings to top CSU Pueblo by the final tally of 17-2.

Here is skipper Tom Runnells’ starting lineup from today’s matchup:

1. Mike McCoy – 2B

2. Carlos Gonzalez – CF

3. Matt Miller – LF

4. Dan Ortmeier – 1B

5. Matt Murton – RF

6. Christian Colonel – 3B

7. Kenny Perez – DH

8. Edwin Bellorin – C

9. Jonathan Herrera – SS

10. Josh Fogg – SP


Sky Sox On the Mound: Fogg started the game and threw one inning while giving up the two CSU tallies on three hits. Right-hander Alan Johnson entered the game in the second and tossed five shutout innings to pick up the win. Johson surrendered just two hits, walked none and struck out three in his first appearance in a Sox uniform. He retired the final nine straight batters he faced before giving way to relievers Scott Munter, Matt Daley and Franklin Nunez who all worked a scoreless frame each.

Sky Sox at the Plate: Overall, the Sox bats cranked out 19 hits and drew seven walks en route to their 15 run victory. Several players turned in solid outings:

Chris Frey: 2-for-4, homer, double, walk, four RBIs

Kenny Perez: 3-for-5, homer, three RBIs

Chrisitan Colonel: 2-for-4, two doubles, walk, three RBIs

Matt Miller: 2-for-5, homer, double, three RBIs


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