The Sky Sox completed their third series win overall with a 3-2 victory over the Baby Cakes Friday night in New Orleans, improving their record to 11-4 on the season. Right-hander and Brewers number 10-rated prospect Freddy Peralta (4-0) remains perfect on the season after a solid five-inning, four-hit performance while allowing one earned run and striking out seven. Mauricio Dubon highlighted the night offensively with his 3-for-5 performance with a home run and two RBI.
Unlike last night, the scoring got started in the early goings of the final matchup of the four-game set. New Orleans opened the game up with a 1-0 lead in the second following three consecutive hits by leadoff Scott Van Slyke, Rafael Ortega, and an RBI double by Eric Campbell.
In the fourth, the Sky Sox broke through to tie the game up at one apiece on Dubon’s solo home run, marking the first Sky Sox leadoff home run of 2018 and his second of the season.
Colorado Springs would gain momentum from there and score solo runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings. The fifth frame was initiated on Johnny Davis’ short dribbler in front of the catcher, which sparked ‘Cakes manager Arnie Beyeler, who argued interference and would eventually be ejected by home plate umpire Blake Felix. With Davis on third and one out, Andres Blanco grounded to the third baseman, forcing a rundown with Davis, who would be tagged out, but allowed Blanco to advance into scoring position. With two outs, Dubon collected his second RBI on the night to give the Sky Sox their first lead (2-1).
In the sixth, the Sky Sox added an insurance run on Nate Orf’s no-out single to bring in Christian Bethancourt, who walked to leadoff the frame.
The Baby Cakes matched the Sky Sox solo run in the bottom half of the sixth thanks to Ortega’s one-out triple which set up for Campbell’s sacrifice fly to right field to make it a one-run ballgame, but a final 3-2 score.
The Sky Sox will head to Round Rock tomorrow to take on the Express for three games before returning to Security Service Field on Wednesday for a nine-game home stretch.