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Schaeffer Homers in Support of Deduno in Sky Sox Win

April 14, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - Warren Schaeffer had two hits, including a solo home run, and Samuel Deduno pitched five strong innings as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox knocked off the Portland Beavers 5-2 at PGE Park Wednesday night.

Deduno (1-1) gave up just a pair of infield singles in five innings while walking three and allowing one run.

The Sky Sox (4-3) got their first home run of the season out of Schaeffer in the seventh while Jonathan Herrera added two hits and two runs.

Josh Geer (0-1) gave up two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings in his second start of the season for Portland.

Chris Denorfia had two of the Beavers' (3-4) four hits, including one of two triples in the eighth inning that led to Portland's second run.

Juan Rincon retired the side in the ninth to earn his league-best fourth save.

The Beavers wrap up their eight-game homestand at PGE Park on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific) against Colorado Springs before leaving on an eight-game road trip to Fresno and Sacramento on Friday.

NOTES: Schaeffer, who joined the Sky Sox on April 8 having never played above the Class A level, drove in four runs in his Triple-A debut Tuesday night to lead Colorado Springs to an 11-inning, come-from-behind win... right-hander Alexis Lara made his Triple-A debut for Portland and retired all five batters he faced in the eighth and ninth ... after not hitting two triples in any game in 2009, the Beavers had two triples in the eighth inning ... Mike Baxter had an RBI triple and walked twice for Portland while Geer drove in the Beavers' first run with an infield single in the fifth ... the Sky Sox were the last team in the PCL to hit a home run.

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