Thursday: Zephyrs 4, Redbirds 1 _lowres


Zephyrs 10, Sky Sox 3

Colorado Springs, Colo. — The New Orleans Zephyrs bats pounded out a season-high 19 hits in 10-3 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field.

The Zephyrs (28-28) scored a pair of runs in the second inning to grab the lead. Kyle Skipworth drove home two runs with a double. Kyle Jensen drove home two in the third inning to extend the lead to 4-0.

Colorado Springs scored a run in the fourth inning and added a second run on Ben Paulsen’s solo home run in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-2.

The Zephyrs pulled away in the seventh inning sending 10 batters to the plate while scoring six runs on five hits. Zack Cox drilled a base-clearing double for three RBIs.

Brian Flynn (6-3) pitched six innings while allowing five hits, two runs, four walks with five strikeouts. He allowed his first run in four starts against the Sox. He had worked 22.2 innings pitched without allowing a run against the Sox.

The Zephyrs have won eight of 10 games and four of five on the road-trip.

Game notes

Jake Marisnick extended his hitting streak to 13 games. It’s the second longest streak of the season for New Orleans, Justin Bour opened the season with a 14-game streak.

On deck

The Zephyrs continue the road-trip at Colorado Springs at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday. The Zephyrs will start LH Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.82) against Colorado Springs LH Tyler Matzek (5-2, 3.20). Radio: WMTI-FM, 106.1.