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May 6, 2014 12:16 AM by Jordan Mason

Sky Sox lose series finale to Redbirds, 15-2

After two straight losses to the Sky Sox, the Memphis Redbirds offense took control of Monday's game beating the Sky Sox 15-2 while smacking 21 hits to pick up the series split.

 

Nine Redbirds picked up a hit in the game, while five players picked up three hits, led by 2B Kolten Wong and

RF Oscar Taveras who each had three RBI as well.

 

The Sky Sox didn't score until the sixth inning, when RF Kyle Parker drove a home run to left field for his fourth bomb of the season. 1B Ben Paulsen and 3B Angelys Nina both picked up two hits for the Sox, while Nina picked up an RBI driving in Paulsen in the bottom of the ninth for the Sox' second run of the game.

 

RHP Angel Castro (3-2) kept the Sky Sox at bay, pitching 5.2 innings, allowing just four hits and the homer to Parker. He struck out three and walked two.

 

Tyler Matzek (1-2) got the start for the Sky Sox and lasted five innings, giving up 11 runs (eight earned) on 13 hits.

 

Colorado Springs will now face Nashville for a four-game set at Security Service Field beginning Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. with LHP Yohan Flande (0-5, 5.73 ERA) toeing the rubber for the Sox. RHP Alfredo Figaro (0-0, 3.21 ERA) will start on the mound for the Sounds.

 

SOX NOTES

· The 21 hits by the Redbirds were the most by a Sky Sox opponent since OKC had 20 hits on 8/3/2013.

 

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