The Sky Sox dropped their third straight game and the series 3-1 to the Memphis Redbirds with a final 6-1 score at Security Service Field. The series loss marks the third for Colorado Springs in 2018. The squad falls to two-and-a-half games back of Oklahoma City in the American North after their 11-2 victory over Nashville.
In a two-hit ballgame through two full innings, Memphis came into the third inning and struck first. After two quick outs with strikeouts by Dakota Hudson and Oscar Mercado, Rangel Ravelo doubled to left field and came home on Patrick Wisdom’s line drive single to make it a 1-0 contest.
After Memphis scored another solo run in the fourth, the Redbirds would continue the trend into the fifth, plating two more to take a 4-0 lead over the Sky Sox. After Ravelo drew a one-out walk, Wisdom singled sharply up the middle while Alex Mejia brought in the first run on his single to centerfield. The second run was plated on Adolis Garcia’s force out groundball hit to shortstop Eric Sogard.
In the bottom of the seventh, following two more runs by Memphis in each of the sixth and seventh innings, the Sky Sox, who have not been shut out in 2018, kept the stat true after Kyle Wren’s sacrifice fly ball to right field broke the zero on the board. Colorado Springs loaded the bases on Dylan Moore’s leadoff single and two consecutive walks by Tyler Heineman and Gabriel Noriega. Pinch-hitter Quintin Berry batted in the pitcher’s spot and recorded the first out, going down on strikes. Wren then knocked a fly ball to right field to score Heineman and cut the deficit to 6-1, which would be the end of scoring on either side.
The Sky Sox hit the road for an eight-game road trip starting tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, Colorado Springs will take on the Nashville Sounds for four games before heading to Memphis and play the Redbirds again for four more games. The Sky Sox head back home for a five-game homestand beginning May 30 against the Iowa Cubs. For all information on Sky Sox, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit the team’s website at www.skysox.com.