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Sky Sox fall to Oklahoma City 5-1

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The Sky Sox dropped the first of four in Oklahoma City on Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark with a 5-1 final. Despite matching the Dodgers in the hits category with eight, the Sky Sox went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, plating their lone run in the eighth inning.

Mauricio Dubon highlighted the Sky Sox offense, going 3-for-4 while extending his hit streak to 22 games, marking the longest hitting streak by a Sky Sox player since Matt Murton tied the team record of 29 straight games in 2009. Right-hander Bubba Derby (1-1), who made his sixth start of 2018, just missed a quality start after tossing six and one-third innings and allowed four earned runs on six hits while striking out a season-high seven batters.

Oklahoma City broke into the offense early on in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead over the Sky Sox. Jake Peter led off for the Dodgers with a single to center field. After a wild pitch and groundout to send Peter to third base, Rob Segedin plated Peter on his sacrifice fly ball to center field.

In the very next Dodgers’ frame, Oklahoma City extended their lead with three more runs. Kyle Garlick started the frame off by taking first after being hit by a pitch and Cael Brockmeyer followed up with an infield single to quickly make it a first and second situation with no outs. After a force out to third base on Wes Darvill’s groundball to third, Mike Ahmed struck a single to plate a run while Dodgers’ starting pitcher Manny Banuelos supported his cause by sending a double to center field and give Oklahoma City a 4-0 advantage.

In the seventh, the Dodgers added on some insurance with a solo run after the frame started on an error off the bat of Mike Ahmed. With reliever Jon Perrin in for Derby with one-out, Peter singled to center field and put runners on the corners. Henry Ramos would continue the rhythm with a groundball single to right field to bring in Ahmed.

In the eighth, the Sky Sox were able to muster a single run to avoid the shutout. Following back-to-back singles by Shane Opitz and Nate Orf, a wild pitch during Dubon’s at-bat would send them each into scoring position. Dubon and Ji-Man Choi failed to get the job done as they both went down on strikes. But, during Jacob Nottingham’s two-out at-bat, a wild pitch would successfully plate Opitz to put the Sky Sox on the board, making it a 5-1 contest.

The Sky Sox enter into game two of the eight-game road trip. Tomorrow’s second game against Oklahoma City is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. MST at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Sky Sox return to Security Service Field for an eight-game, nine-day homestand on May 12 where they will host the Oklahoma City Dodgers and Memphis Redbirds. For all information on Sky Sox, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit the team’s website at www.skysox.com.

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