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Sky Sox Enjoying Big League Life

By Aaron Cheris Just making it to the Major Leagues is a tremendous accomplishment for any ballplayer and it is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. On the other hand, staying in the big leagues and being successful will require just as much, if not more, dedication, determination and work. Early in…

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Hader Striking His Way Toward Big Leagues

By Aaron Cheris Josh Hader has found his groove. After his promotion to Colorado Springs from Double-A Biloxi on June 11, the Sky Sox lefty has been one of the best pitchers in the league, despite his 1-6 record. As of August 31, Hader’s 156 strikeouts this season ranks third in all of Minor League Baseball, and he…

Sox walk it off again, top Round Rock 6-5 in 10 innings

Eric Young Jr. Running Up The Record Books

By Aaron Cheris From a young age, Eric Young Jr. knew he wanted to be a professional athlete. While his father, Eric Young Sr., was playing in the Major Leagues, the younger Young was soaking in the environment of professional sports, and he was dreaming of a potential future for himself. “I knew being in…

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Suter Earns His Big League Shot

By Aaron Cheris Brent Suter woke up from a dream to realize that his lifelong dream had came true. Scheduled to get the start for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Thursday night, the southpaw slept in ahead of what he though would be an ordinary game day. But when he woke up, he would get…

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Brinson Thriving With New Organization

By Aaron Cheris Brinsanity has taken over Colorado Springs. At the recent August 1 trade deadline, it was widely reported that the Milwaukee Brewers were expected to trade star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The question then became who the Brewers would get in return. As the minutes to the deadline ticked down, Lewis Brinson was getting…

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Suter Showing How It’s Done On Mound

By Aaron Cheris One might expect a Harvard graduate to overthink certain things. Sky Sox pitcher Brent Suter likes to do exactly the opposite. Over the past few weeks, the 26-year-old Harvard graduate has established himself as the ace of an improved Colorado Springs Sky Sox pitching staff In his last 10 games, the Sky Sox…

Sox split a pair with Iowa

Dillard Recounts Hall of Fame Battle

By Aaron Cheris Sky Sox pitcher Tim Dillard has faced thousands of hitters over the course of his professional career. He rarely had the opportunity to pitch to a Hall of Famer. But one such opportunity came in 2007. In 2007, with the Brewers for his first big league spring training, Dillard got the opportunity to…

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Wilkerson Excited For New Chapter

By Aaron Cheris Thursday, July 7 was shaping up to be another ordinary game day for Pawtucket Red Sox starting pitcher Aaron Wilkerson. The 27-year-old Texan was getting ready to start for the PawSox in Durham, N.C., when he got news that would change the course of his career. “I was getting stretched out, getting…

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Sky Sox Having A Blast On And Off Diamond

By Aaron Cheris Team chemistry can often be the difference between a winning team and a losing team. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox feel the same way. Just ask any one of the players, and he will tell you how much fun this team is. “We’re having a blast inside and out. It’s awesome,” pitcher…

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The Magnificent Closer

By Aaron Cheris The challenge of pitching in altitude in Colorado Springs can be difficult for many pitchers. Sky Sox closer Damien Magnifico is no different, but he has taken the challenge and done his best to succeed despite the perceived obstacles. “When I come out here and pitch, I don’t think about it,” Magnifico…