May 4, 2011 12:59 AM by Lee Douglas
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 13-5 to snap a season high five-game losing streak Tuesday in front of 4,006 fans at Security Service Field.
Down 1-0 after the top of the first, the Sky Sox scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning on RBI singles by Charlie Blackmon and Brad Emaus and a fielders choice groundout by Jordan Pacheco. The Sox would tack on two more runs in the second on a sacrifice fly Chris Nelson and another RBI hit by Charlie Blackmon, this time on a triple, to take a 6-1 lead.
The Grizzlies would make it interesting with a run in the third and two runs in the fourth off of Sox starter John Maine (1-1, 7.16). Maine would settle in to get his first win of the year for the Sox, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings of work.
The Sox put the game away with their second four-run inning of the night in the fourth inning. Eric Young Jr., Mike Jacobs, and Nelson each hit RBI doubles in the inning and the Sox led it 10-4.
The final runs of the game for the Sox came on a two-run double by Josh Fields and Emaus' first home run of the year, a solo shot in the seventh.
Josh Banks (1-2, 8.59) took the loss for the Grizzlies allowing nine runs on ten hits over three innings of work.
With the win, the Sox improve to 12-14 on the year while the Grizzlies fall to 13-13.
Game three of this four game series is at 11:05 a.m. tomorrow. RHP Alan Johnson (1-0, 0.84) toes the rubber for the Sox. He'll be opposed by RHP Shane Loux (0-3, 3.76) for the Grizzlies.