Quick Hits: Omaha Storms Back Again, Downs Sox in 10

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Keon Broxton hit a two-run homer that put the Sky Sox in front 5-2 in the fourth, but that would be all the offense could muster agains the Storm Chasers in the 6-5 10-inning loss. (Photo: Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

For the second straight game, the Sox jumped out to a multiple-run advantage over the Storm Chasers, but again could not hold on and fell 6-5 in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon. The loss marks the second in a row for Colorado Springs despite their offense getting the five runs on 10 hits in the tilt.

Omaha jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, but it was sort-lived as Eric Young, Jr. snuck a three-run homer down the left field line and gave the Sox the 3-2 lead. Two innings later, Keon Broxton powered up and his a two-run homer which upped the lead to 5-2. But Omaha would not go away at all…They added a run in the bottom of the fourth another in the sixth to make it 5-4 Colorado Springs, but then Mother Nature imparted her wrath and forced the game into a 72-minute rain delay. Another Omaha run tied it in the 8th and Reymond Fuentes’ RBI single in the 10th won it.

Full Recap Here

Hitting Notes: 

The Sox banged out another 10 hits and upped their total to 52 hits in their last 4 games, during that stretch they are 1-3.

Keon Broxton recorded his first multiple-hit game (2-for-5), smacked the first homer of his season, and collected two RBI in the loss.

Eric Young, Jr. went 1-for-4 with the three-run homer which he snuck down the left field line. It was his first multiple RBI game of the season and his first homer in the minors since June 15, 2015 with Gwinnett.

Hernan Perez racked up another two hits in the loss. He’s now hitting .450 (18-for-40) with a home run, 9 RBI, and 9 runs scored in his last 10 games.

Andy Wilkins had his third multiple-hit game in a row and creeps closer towards the Mendoza line with his .180 average.

Josmil Pinto tallied two doubles and scored two of the Sox five runs in the loss.

Michael Reed continues to do Michael Reed things, he walked twice and extended his on-base streak to 26 games, dating back to August 27, 2015. It’s the longest current streak in the PCL.

Pitching Notes: 

Ariel Pena started for the second time in a Sox uniform and got worn out by the Omaha offense over 2 2/3 innings. He couldn’t make it out of the third and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 1 strikeout.

Tyler Cravy pitched for the first time since being reassigned to Colorado Springs nad gave up an unearned run over two innings of work.

Jacob Barnes was reinstated to the roster and delivered a scoreless inning over work picking up a pair of strikeouts in the process.

David Goforth was tagged for the blown save in two innings he gave up a run without allowing a hit.

Damien Magnifico took the loss and allowed the game-winning run to score on two hits on 1/3 of an inning.

Play of the Game: 

Keon Broxton stepped in with Josmil Pinto on second base and two outs and crushed a two-run homer to left field and gave the Sky Sox the 5-2 lead. It was his first homer as a part of the Brewers organization.

Pregame Interview with Dan Karcher and Brewers Manager Craig Counsell (Part 1):

Thanks for reading! See you on the radio,

Dan

@Dan_Acheson

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