COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Sky Sox defeated the New Orleans Baby Cakes 5-1 Saturday night at Security Service Field. Sky Sox starter Adrian Houser set the tone for the home team with four shutout innings of three-hit ball while striking out three.
The Sky Sox got off to a hot start on a warm night at Security Service Field. In the bottom half of the first frame, the home squad took a quick 3-0 lead. Brett Phillips led off with a stretched double as Orlando Arcia drew a walk behind him. Tyrone Taylor followed with a double to left-centerfield to clear the bases and advanced to third on a throwing error to the plate. Domingo Santana brought in the third run of the frame on a sacrifice fly ball to left field.
In the third, after the Baby Cakes stranded the bases loaded in the top half, the Sky Sox produced a solo run in the bottom half with extend their lead to 4-0.
In the sixth, the Baby Cakes struck with their first run of the contest after Magneuris Sierra led off with a double and was brought around on a single by Eric Campbell. New Orleans eventually loaded the bases on two more consecutive singles with no outs, but reliever Nick Ramirez was able to shut down the next three batters without any additional damage.
The Sky Sox scored a final run to make it a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh on Jett Bandy’s two-out groundball single to plate Arcia who walked for a third time on the night to start the frame.
The Sky Sox head into the final game against the New Orleans Baby Cakes tomorrow with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m. After tomorrow’s matinee, the league will begin a three-day All-Star Break, and then the Sky Sox will hit the road for four more games against the Baby Cakes in New Orleans.