Sports - Sky Sox

Sep 4, 2011 8:01 PM by Jordan Mason

Sox fall to River Cats in 13th

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox dropped their third consecutive game to the Sacramento River Cats 8-7 in 13th innings Saunday in front of 6,467 fans at Security Service Field.

The Sox took an early 6-2 lead in this one as Joe Mather hit an RBI single and Radames Nazario knocked in two with a single as part of a four-run third innings.

Sox starter Clayton Mortensen was knocked out of the game in the second inning as a ground ball up the middle hit off his pitching hand. The Sox were forced to go to their bullpen due to the injury.

Sacramento would tie the game with four runs in the fifth against Edgar Gonzalez. Josh Donaldson and Jai Miller knocked in runs in the innings.

The score would remain tied at 6-6 until the 13th when Landon Powell delivered a two out two-run single to give the River Cats an 8-6 lead against Blake Johnson (5-2, 7.51). the Sox would score a run in the bottom of the innings on a Willy Taveras single but Tyler Lansford struck out Jesus Merchan to end the game, earning his first save of the season.

Fernando Cabrera picked up the win for the River Cats with a scoreless innings of relief in the 12th.

The Sox will look to win their season finale while avoiding a sweep at the hand of Sacramento Monday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM.

 

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Colorado
Story Photo

36 minutes ago

Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4