Aug 24, 2010 12:54 AM

Fresno pounds Sky Sox

The Fresno Grizzlies scored 11 runs in the sixth inning as they went on to defeat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 12-3 on Monday evening at Security Service Field.

The Sky Sox jumped to an early 2-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Matt Miller in the first and a solo homer by Michael McKenry in the second, but the lead would not last.

Fresno sent 17 batters to the plate in the sixth and knocked out 11 hits, while scoring their 11 runs. Three batters, Eugenio Velez, Ryan Rohlinger and Matt Yourkin, all had two hits in the inning and every hitter in the Fresno lineup, except catcher Steve Holm, had a run scored and/or an RBI.

Matt Yourkin (7-7) started for Fresno and picked up the win while Kurt Birkins (5-8) took the loss.

The final game of the four-game series is set for Tuesday night at 6:05 PM with the Sox sending out RH Alan Johnson (10-7, 5.63) to face RH Kevin Pucetas (4-7, 6.06).




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