Sky Sox Beat I-Cubs, 5-1

By: Sky Sox Media Relations
By: Sky Sox Media Relations
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

Despite the Iowa Cubs scoring first thanks to Javy Baez’ RBI-single, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox came back to defeat the I-Cubs, 5-1, on Saturday night at Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

LHP Yohan Flande (2-8) gave up the I-Cubs’ lone run in third inning, but still tossed six solid innings, allowing just one run on three hits to pick up his fifth quality start this season. Flande also struck out three batters, but did walk four.

Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Rafael Ynoa tied the game with his RBI-single to score Paul Janish who led off the inning with a double.

The following inning, recently promoted Tim Smalling tacked on two more for the Sky Sox with his first hit ever for the Sox, a two-run double with one out off Eric Jokisch (5-5).

Jokisch tossed seven quality innings, allowing three runs on five hits, but the Sky Sox pitching staff locked the game down to pick up the win.

The Sky Sox picked up two insurance runs in the ninth.

RHP Manny Corpas (2.0 ip) and RHP Rob Scahill each tossed scoreless outings in relief for Colorado Springs.

Smalling, Ynoa and 1B Ben Paulsen all had two hits for the Sky Sox in Saturday’s contest.

At 12:05 p.m. (MT) Sunday, the Sky Sox will look to win their first series win against the I-Cubs this season. The currently trail the season series against the I-Cubs, 3-7. LHP Christian Friedrich (1-6, 8.05 ERA) will square off against RHP Dallas Beeler (2-2, 4.67 ERA)

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262268801 -
Gray Television, Inc.