Eldred's Seven RBIs Lead Sky Sox in Series Finale
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brad Eldred went 4-for-6 with seven RBIs and two home runs as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox beat the Portland Beavers 20-8 Monday afternoon at Security Service Field.
Dexter Fowler, Jay Payton and Eldred each tallied four hits for Colorado Springs (22-27) on a day in which the team combined for 20 total hits.
The Beavers (19-32) totaled 14 hits in the game, led by three apiece from Anthony Contreras and Josh Barfield.
Chaz Roe (2-7) gave up four runs (3 earned) on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings while also going 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored.
Nathan Culp (0-2) pitched four innings for the Beavers, giving up eight runs (6 earned) on nine hits and two walks.
The Sky Sox got off to a quick start, scoring three runs in the first inning. Matt Miller hit a line drive single to left, scoring Kazuo Matsui from third. Eldred followed with an RBI groundout and Payton pushed across the third run of the inning with an RBI triple to right field.
The Beavers pulled to within two runs in the third inning after Mike Baxter hit a two-out RBI single to right field, scoring Chris Stewart from third.
Contreras drove in Barfield with a two-out double to right field in the fourth inning, cutting the Sky Sox lead to 4-2.
Colorado Springs scored four more runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Chris Nelson.
Fowler and Eldred each hit solo home runs in the sixth inning to stretch the Sky Sox lead to 11-4.
The Beavers tallied two runs in the seventh inning as Barfield and Contreras each drove in a run.
Travis Metcalf hit a leadoff home run followed by Eldred's two-run double to highlight a five-run seventh inning for Colorado Springs.
Eldred hit a three-run home run, his second of the night, in the eighth inning.
Craig Stansberry and Sean Kazmar each picked up RBIs in a two-run ninth inning for the Beavers.
The Beavers return to PGE Park Tuesday for the opener of a four-game set against the Salt Lake Bees at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific).
NOTES: Culp got the start for the Beavers after joining the club from Class AA San Antonio ... Contreras, who started the game at third base, pitched the eighth inning for the Beavers ...the 20 runs allowed by the Beavers Monday afternoon were the most since 2001 ... the Beavers committed a season-high four errors during Monday's game ... the red-hot Barfield finished the road trip with 12 hits in 17 at-bats.
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