Sky Sox lose 13-8 to playoff-chasing Omaha despite 16 hits

By: The Gazette
September 1, 2014 Updated: September 1, 2014 at 12:30 am

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox lost their penultimate game of the season 13-8 to the host Omaha Storm Chasers late Sunday night in a game whose start was delayed.

The Sky Sox wrap up the season in a Monday morning game at Omaha.

Colorado Springs scored in the last five innings but Omaha scored in its last four at-bats and didn't need the bottom of the ninth since it scored four runs in the fifth and three each in the sixth and seventh. Omaha did its damage with 11 hits. Colorado Springs had 16 hits.

For Colorado Springs, Tim Wheeler and Angelys Nina had a home run and three hits each. Wheeler had three RBIs as did Jose Gonzalez, who had the team's other homer. Nina had two RBIs.

The Sky Sox fell to 53-90 while the Storm Chasers moved to 75-67 in their American North battle with Oklahoma City.

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