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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Sky Sox notes: Team working in the sunshine

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Rick Sweet loves the great outdoors. The Sky Sox manager has been on the field each day about six hours before first pitch, working through every imaginable drill with players looking to get the extra work they couldn’t get while the team has been cooped up in the clubhouse waiting...

  • Sky Sox pound 15 hits in victory

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Robinzon Diaz and Juan Centeno each drove in a pair during a five-run fifth inning as Colorado Springs broke free from an offensive funk in flipping Fresno 7-3 on Thursday night. The Sky Sox, who had scored two combined runs in losses to the Grizzlies on Tuesday and Wednesday,...

  • Sage Steele's time in Colorado Springs helped steer her life toward ESPN

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Long before ESPN's Sage Steele landed her high-profile gig as studio host for ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals, she volunteered for a position she didn't receive. Steele, then a teen living in Colorado Springs, wrote a letter to her childhood obsession, John Elway, and offered to...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox host Wounded Warriors for batting practice

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Rick Sweet did a lot more than lend his field to the Wounded Warrior Project on Wednesday. The Sky Sox manager also provided some of his players to shag as the wounded veterans took batting practice at Security Service Field. He also gave bats, batting gloves and, most notably, his...

  • Top Astros prospect Carlos Correa belts go-ahead 2B to top Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Top prospect Carlos Correa broke a tie with an RBI double that left his bat at 112 mph and Fresno went on to defeat Colorado Springs 4-1 on Wednesday. The Sky Sox (20-32) have dropped four of the past five. Colorado Springs starter Tyler Thornburg and the Grizzlies' Brady Rodgers...

  • Top baseball prospect Carlos Correa on display in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Carlos Correa walked with his glove tucked under his arm as he made his way onto the field after his turn in batting practice. A ball shot his way and, for a moment, the most valuable commodity in the minor leagues reached out his bare hand to snag it. He stopped himself and the ball...

  • Memorable prospects have visited Colorado Springs Sky Sox's stadium

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    MEMORABLE VISITORS Houston Astros prospect Carlos Correa, a shortstop rated by many as the top player in the minor leagues, is in town for a series against the Sky Sox that began Tuesday and runs through Friday. Because many prospects either lose their elite status by the time they...

  • Sky Sox player wakes up to news of promotion

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Rick Sweet started Tuesday morning with some excitement, telling his latest Sky Sox player that he was on the way to big leagues. The Colorado Springs manager woke up Shane Peterson with the good news that he was now a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. "I called him this morning and...

  • Friends on opposite sides create interesting game within game in Colorado Springs Sky Sox victory

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Tim Dillard and Casey McGehee are good friends. "Were good friends," said Dillard, the Sky Sox pitcher stressing the change in tense. "We were good friends." That friendship was put to the test a bit Monday, when McGehee, batting for visiting Sacramento, picked up two of his three...

  • Evaluation period: Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilopovich keeps eye out for future cadets

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - If this display of basketball had been shown in a movie, all credibility would have been lost. Real teenagers just don't play the game this way. Players with unreal vertical leaps were throwing down dunks, lobbing alley-oops to each other off the backboard and generally...

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