Colo. Springs, COLORADO In what has been a week of firsts (first doubleheader and first grand slam in team history Tuesday), the Rocky Mountain Vibes continued the positive trend with the completion of the first-ever series sweep in Vibes history with a win over the Orem Owlz Wednesday night. After taking both games of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Vibes were victorious again tonight with an impressive 10-2 win over Orem.
For the third game in a row, it was the Orem Owlz who scored first. With two outs in the top of the second, Morgan McCullough drew a walk, scoring on Johan Sala’s sixth double of the season to give Orem the first lead of the contest.
The Vibes responded in the bottom half of the frame, scoring two to take Rocky Mountain’s first lead of the night. Nick Kahle and Jess Williams led off with back-to-back walks, before Micah Bello hit an RBI double to score Kahle and move Williams up to third. Jose Sibrian then hit a sacrifice fly deep enough to plate Williams and make it a 2-1 ballgame.
After two scoreless frames, Orem tied things up in the top of the fifth inning. Brandon White and Anthony Mulrine hit back-to-back singles, and a wild pitch allowed White to score to tie the game at 2-2.
Once again the Vibes wasted no time in responding, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. Sibrian and Nick Egnatuk both reached on singles, moving up on a Luis Avila sacrifice bunt for the first out of the inning. Cam Devanney then singled both home to give the Vibes a two-run lead.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Vibes tacked on some insurance runs. Carlos Rodriguez led off with a single and Devanney walked to put two on for Bryan Torres. Torres lined an RBI single to right to score Rodriguez, but a costly Orem error allowed both Devanney and Torres to score to make it 7-2. Kahle lined out for the first out of the inning, before Williams doubled, and Bello reached on another Owlz error to load the bases. Sibrian came through with a single to plate Williams and make it a six-run affair, Egnatuk walked, and Rodriguez drove in two more to make it 10-2, which would prove to be the final as the Vibes finished the sweep cleanly.
The Rocky Mountain Vibes continue their seven-game home stand tomorrow with the first of a four-game series against the Ogden Raptors, with first pitch set for 6:40 p.m.