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Sky Sox Snag Both Ends of Double Header Over Reno

July 11, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Colorado Springs Sky Sox News Release

The Sky Sox trumped Reno in both ends of today's doubleheader, winning 9-7 in game one, while cruising to victory in game two, 12-7.

An offensive barrage took hold early in the first game, as each club plated three runs in the day's opening frame. Reno kicked off the action with a three-run salvo, while the Springs matched them step for step, plating three runs of their own on two singles, a walk, and a double.

The Sox grabbed the lead in the bottom of the second on a Chris Nelson single to center, while Reno squared the game at four with a Jeff Bailey sacrifice fly.

The Sky Sox would break it wide open in the fifth, however, plating three runners to take a 7-4 advantage. Leading off with a Matt Miller solo shot to left, Paul Phillips and Chris Frey each contributed RBI singles.

Reno would fight back with two in the sixth, 7-6, but it was not enough as newcomer Scott Rice was called upon to thwart the visitor's rally with a four-out save.

The doubleheader's second match was not as suspenseful as the first, however, as the Sky Sox unleashed a flurry of offense in the first.

With the first seven Sox batters reaching safely to begin the game, the Sky Sox plated an improbable six runs before starter Cesar Valdez could record an out. The Sky Sox managed one more score before reliever Jose Marte controlled the damage; 7-0.

The onslaught didn't end there, however, as the Sox plated four more runs between the third and fourth frames, getting out to a commanding 11-1 lead at the end of the third.

From there, the club switched on cruise control. Though the Aces would make the final score respectable with five runs in the game's last two innings, there was nothing standing in the way of the Sox' victory; 12-7.

With the two wins, the Sky Sox improve to 41-48 while the Aces fall to 36-54. The two teams will face off once more tomorrow before shutting down for the All-Star break. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM.

Game One

WP: Chaz Roe (5.91, 6-9)

LP: Kevin Mulvey (3-6, 5.21)

SV: Scott Rice (1)

Game Two

WP: Alan Johnson (8-4, 5.02)

LP: Cesar Valdez (2-5, 5.58)

Att: 7,023


- With twelve runs in the second game of today's doubleheader, the Sky Sox set a season high for runs in a seven inning game.

- Matt Miller's fifth-inning home run placed him at 11th in Sky Sox history with 322 hits, passing Springs great Brent Buckner.

- Winning twice today, the Sky Sox extended their winning streak to four games, tying for a season high. The victories also put their home winning streak at five matches - tops on the year.

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