SKY SOX 6, ZEPHYRS 2
Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Sky Sox scored five first-inning runs and cruised to a 6-2 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Sunday afternoon at Security Service Field.
Matt Dominguez, Nevin Ashley and Yadiel Rivera each had RBI singles in the first as Colorado Springs sent 11 batters to the plate and had six hits in the inning.
Kyle Wren added a bases-loaded walk. It was the 29th RBI of the season for both Dominguez and Ashley.
Colorado Springs added a run in the bottom of the fifth after Dominguez led off the inning with a double and Rivera, who went 3-for-4, had another RBI single two batters later.
Chris Narveson had the shortest outing of a Zephyrs starter this season, working two-thirds of an inning. He was charged with five runs on six hits and two walks in the abbreviated season debut.
The Zephyrs bullpen mostly silenced the Sox after the first inning, but the offense managed just two runs on four hits, three by Vinny Rottino. Rottino was 3-for-4 with a double and scored both of New Orleans’ runs.
Isaac Galloway had an RBI triple for the Zephyrs’ other hit. Jesus Flores had a sacrifice fly.
Starting his first game for Colorado Springs since his recent call-up, Hiram Burgos allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in four innings. Tim Dillard (2-1, 3.95) pitched two perfect innings in relief to pick up the win.
The loss gives the Zephyrs and Sox a split of the four-game series. New Orleans drops to 31-37, while the Sky Sox are 28-40.
Both teams are off Monday. The Zephyrs host the Round Rock Express on Tuesday night, while Colorado Springs travels to play the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Former St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Narveson joined the Zephyrs on Sunday from Class A Jupiter. He opened the season on the Zephyrs disabled list. ... Relief pitcher Craig Stem was reassigned to Class AA Jacksonville. ... The Zephyrs snapped a five-game win streak.
UP NEXT: Tuesday
Express at Zephyrs
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Zephyr Field
Probable starters: Zephyrs TBD. Express right-handed pitcher Alec Asher (2-2, 5.14 ERA)
Radio: WMTI-FM, 106.1.