Thursday: Zephyrs 4, Redbirds 1 _lowres


Colorado Springs , Colo. — The Colorado Springs Sky Sox held on for a 5-4 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Tuesday night at Security Service Field, despite a 15-hit, two-homer outburst by the Zephyrs.

The Sky Sox started the scoring in the first inning with a two out walk, and then back to back singles including the RBI hit for Ben Paulsen. Colorado Springs added a run in the second inning when pitcher Christian Bergman belted a two out double and scored on a double from Rafael Ynoa.

The Z’s answered with a run in the third inning with a solo home run from Mark Canha, tied for the team lead with nine. Jackson Williams homered for the Sox in the fourth inning and it was a 3-1 game.

Zack Cox drilled his second homer of the series in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 3-2. The Sky Sox added a pair of runs off reliever Henry Rodriguez in the sixth inning. The Zephyrs scored a run in the seventh on a wild pitch

The Z’s scored a run in the eighth inning on a pinch hit single from Kyle Skipworth. The rally had the Zephyrs with runners on first and third base with one out when Jordany Valdespin attempted to bunt for a hit. The bunt was popped in the air and ruled a drop by the first basemen just a few feet from home plate in foul territory. The umpires met and overturned the call and ruled it a catch for the second out. Cox grounded out and ended the inning.

Chris Martin pitched a 1-2-3 ninth and earned the save for Colorado Springs his fifth of the season. Christian Bergman (4-4) pitched six innings and earned the win. Alex Sanabia (2-2) suffered the loss, his first for the Zephyrs.

The Zephyrs (30-29) won six of eight on the road trip, the most wins on an eight game road trip since 2007. The Sky Sox snapped a six game losing streak.


Jake Marisnick extended his hitting streak to a career best sixteen games. It is the longest hitting streak of the season for any Zephyr and matched Oscar Taveras of Memphis for longest in PCL this season. The Z’s dropped a one run game, the team had won six consecutive one run decisions.


The Zephyrs return home for a four game homestand. The Zephyrs will have an off day on Wednesday and open a four game set against the Round Rock Express on Thursday. Zephyrs and Express (7:00pm) at Zephyr Field.

The Zephyrs will start RH Anthony Desclafani () against Round Rock RH () . Radio: WMTI 106.1 FM Promotion: Alumni Night and Thirsty Thursday featuring $1 Beer and $1 Pepsi products.