Published: May 11, 2014
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (18-18) won again Sunday, defeating the Oklahoma City RedHawks (20-18), 3-2, for their fifth win in the past six games.
The RedHawks' Robbie Grossman led off the first inning with his second homer of the season to right field, and threatened again by putting two men on the base paths but lefty Tyler Matzek (2-2) buckled down and went on retire 12 straight Hawks.
The Sky Sox got on the board in the third when Jason Pridie singled home Dustin Garneau to tie the game off Michael Foltynewicz (3-2). It was the first of two hits for Pridie, who doubled to lead off the sixth inning. It also marked the fifth straight game that Pridie has had at least two hits.
His double in the sixth put him in scoring position and scored in the next at-bat when Ryan Wheeler singled to extend the Sox' lead to 2-0.
Matzek got into some trouble in the seventh inning, his last, when the RedHawks loaded the bases with one out, but got out of it with a fly ball double play. Grossman flew out to Tim Wheeler in right field, and Gregorio Petit got thrown out at the plate trying to score.
The Sky Sox added a crucial run in the eight when Kyle Parker smacked his 14th double of the year with two outs to score Pridie, who reached on a fielding error.
The Hawks answered right back when Jon Singleton hit his own double off Rob Scahill to score Adron Chambers. But that was it as Scahill got a pair of ground balls to end the side.
Matzek finished with seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, while fanning four batters and walking one for his second quality start of the season.
Brooks Brown pitched a perfect ninth inning on just seven pitches with one strikeout to pick up his third save of the season.