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Gazette Premium Content Sky Sox can't hold lead, lose to Tacoma

News services - Updated: June 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

Ty Kelly drove in three runs to lead Tacoma to a 4-2 victory Wednesday over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Raniers' seventh straight victory.

Tim Smalling's first home run of the season staked the Sky Sox to a 1-0 lead in the first. Colorado Springs added another run in the second when Jackson Williams doubled and then scored on an error.

Kelly had a two-run single I the third to tie the game. He added a solo homer in the fifth to give Tacoma the lead.

Chris Taylor added a solo shot in the sixth for the Raniers.

Mike McClendon got the start, his second with the Sky Sox, and pitched just three innings, allowing two runs on three hits with a strikeout and a walk.

Picking up the loss for the Sky Sox was RHP Manny Corpas (1-2) who allowed both of the solo homers to snap his 14 and two-thirds scoreless inning streak dating back to May 10th versus Oklahoma City.

Brooks Brown pitched his third scoreless outing in a row, going two innings with one strikeout and one walk.

James Gillheeney was awarded the win after his strong outing. He pitched five innings, allowing just one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

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