Posted: Apr 20, 2012 9:42 PM by Jordan Mason
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox won the series finale against the Tucson Padres Monday 6-2 to seal their second straight series win in front of 4,318 fans, finishing their first homestand of the season winning six of the eight games at Security Service Field.
Sky Sox starter Alex White (1-1, 2.57 ERA) collected his first win of the season, tossing 5.2 shutout innings allowing just three Padres hits. In the last 33.2 innings Colorado Springs starters have allowed just three earned runs, and four of the five starters earned a win during the homestand.
The Sky Sox put up four runs with two outs in the fourth inning, capitalizing on four Tucson errors, to jump out to a 5-0 lead. Colorado Springs shortstop Tommy Field drove in two on a triple over the head of Padres right-fielder Sawyer Carroll, and went 3-for-5 in the game for his first three hit game of the season. Field drove in six runs in the four games against Tucson, coming in to the series with only one RBI.
The Sky Sox held their opponents to two runs or less in six of the eight games in the homestand, and are a perfect 10-0 in games when they allow three runs or less.
Colorado Springs starts a 12-game road trip Saturday in Las Vegas, their second series with the 51s already in 2012. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will make his Sky Sox debut in the series opener, starting in place of injured left-hander Christian Friedrich, and will match up against Las Vegas lefty Aaron Laffey (0-2, 9.31 ERA) at 8:05 p.m. MT.