The Sky Sox had a thrilling come-from-behind, walk-off win Saturday night and rode the momentum to a run in the first inning of Sunday’s game, but that’s about where the good stuff ends. Omaha plated six in the second and cruised to the 11-3 win over Colorado Springs on Father’s Day at Security Service Field. Brent Suter threw 10 pitches in the perfect first and was given a run to work with in the bottom half, before Omaha exploded for six runs in the second inning. The first seven Chasers reached against the lefty and Orlando Calixte left the building with the visitor’s first grand slam of the season. Eric Young, Jr. and Will Middlebrooks each tallied solo home runs in the second and third innings respectively, but that was all of the scoring for the Sox. Omaha notched another in the third and sixth and three more in the seventh to cap off their 11-run, 19-hit attack.
Hitting Notes –
The Sky Sox picked up another two-homer game thanks to solo shots from Eric Young, Jr. and Will Middlebrooks. It marks the third multi homer game at home for the Sox in 2016. They have now collected 14 four-baggers at home this season.
Michael Reed did his best to lead the charge offensively as he tallied another three hits, all singles, in the game. He went 3-for-5 with an RBI and has his average back up to .246.
Rene Garcia tallied another hit and has picked one up in each of his first three games with the Sky Sox and four in a row dating back to his time with the Biloxi Shuckers.
Three other Sky Sox collected a single in the 11-3 loss.
Pitching Notes –
Omaha banged out a season-high 19 hits and hit their first grand slam of the season against four Colorado Springs arms. The 19 hits allowed is a season-high by the pitching staff in any one game.
Brent Suter lasted the first four innings and gave up 11 of the 19 knocks. The lefty was tagged for 7 runs and collected one strikeout. He took the loss and threw 65 pitches, 47 for strikes, but he just wasn’t missing many bats, thus the early departure.
Ariel Pena was first out of the pen and went three innings against the clicking offense. He allowed 4 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 1.
Jaye Chapman and David Goforth combined for the final two innings in scoreless fashion, allowing a hit, a walk, and striking out two.
Play of the Game –
In the top of the fifth and two down, Omaha’s Luis Villegas stepped up to the plate with a runner at third base. The cater hit a sharp ground ball that took a wicked hop at second, but it was no problem for Jake Elmore. The second baseman went down to his knees, picked the hop and fired on to first to complete the out and the inning.
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