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Sky Sox win series opener in Oklahoma City

By: News services
May 10, 2014 Updated: May 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm
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photo - Colorado Rockies pitcher Pedro Hernandez pitches to a San Francisco Giants batter during the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Colorado Rockies pitcher Pedro Hernandez pitches to a San Francisco Giants batter during the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) 

Pedro Hernandez (2-0) turned in his best outing of the season and the Sky Sox had 17 hits as Colorado Springs defeated the Oklahoma City RedHawks 8-2 on Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Hernandez started and ended his night by giving up back-to-back doubles, each time the second scored a run, but was stellar in-between as he picked up his second win of the season. He finished the night tossing 8+ innings while surrendering two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four.

Austin Wates and Robbie Grossman staked the RedHawks to an early 1-0 lead.

The Sky Sox answered with three runs in the top of the second off of RedHawks starter Rudy Owens (2-2). Angelys Nina had a two-run double before scoring on a Paul Janish single.

An RBI double by Tim Wheeler and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Wheeler in the sixth made it 5-1. In the eighth, Jason Pridie doubled home a pair and later scored on Wheeler's RBI single.

Hernandez entered the ninth sitting at 87 pitches with a comfortable lead. Grossman and Jon Singleton would each doubled to make it 8-2 and end Hernandez's night.

Reliever Manny Corpas retired the next three as the Sky Sox won the opener of their four-game series in Oklahoma City.

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