Sky Sox 8, Grizzlies 2

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It may have rained two-out RBI during Colorado Springs 8-2 victory over Fresno, but purple reigned supreme throughout Security Service Field as the Sky Sox players donned purple jerseys Sunday in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life week.

The Sky Sox scored five times in the first two frames, all with two outs.

Joe Koshansky got the ball rolling when his two-out double in the first inning plated Seth Smith. Three consecutive hits followed, and before Fresno was able to end the inning, two more runs had scored.

A similar tune was sung in the second inning when Fresno starting pitcher Brad Hennessey recorded the first two outs easily before struggling to record the final out. Seth Smith’s RBI double scored Jon Herrera before Koshansky added his second RBI of the game with a single to center.

Nine of the eleven hits allowed by Hennessey were given up with two outs, as were five of his six runs. He lasted five innings and struck out two batters while walking none.

Koshansky added a solo home run to leadoff the fifth inning.

Franklin Morales (5-2) continued to pitch brilliant at Security Service Field. He improved his home record to 3-0 while lowering his home ERA to 3.04 by tossing six innings of two-run baseball.

Michael Mooney hit his fourth home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot to right field.

Colorado Springs and Fresno continue their four-game set with a 7:05 PM start time Monday. Mark Redman (3-2, 5.44) will toe the rubber opposite Patrick Misch (2-1, 4.11).