The Salt Lake Bees rallied to score five runs in the seventh and were able to hang on for an 8-7 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Wednesday night to snap the team's seven-game losing streak. The Sky Sox plated three runs in the top of the seventh to grab a 5-3 lead. With one out in the seventh, Luke Carlin started the rally with a single and scored from first on a double to left by Jimmy Swift. Matt Young singled and stole second before Bill Hall put Salt Lake ahead with a two-run single to right field. One out later, Efren Navarro capped off the inning with a two-run homer to right. Colorado Springs scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth to pull to within one run, but Robert Coello struck out Matt McBride to end the game with the potential tying run at third base.
Mitch Stetter (2-0) struck out both batters that he faced in the seventh to earn the victory, while Coello picked up his third save of the season. Swift and Young each had two hits to lead the Bees, while Navarro and Trent Oeltjen each homered and drove in two runs. Luis Rodriguez singled in the fourth inning to extend his hitting streak to 10 games while Navarro’s home run gave him an eight-game hit streak.
“We played better baseball out there tonight," said Bees manager Keith Johnson. "There were still a few hiccups where we could have been a little bit more efficient, but we got the W. We’ll take them how they come right now. It’s a new month and a new result.”
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