May 19, 2010 1:49 AM

Round Rock beats Sox in suspended game

The Sky Sox dropped Tuesday's suspended game to Round Rock by a score of 12-9 at Security Service Field.

Neither team able to mount much of an attack in the first, Sox first baseman Brad Eldred broke the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the second with a mammoth solo shot to left on the inning's first pitch.

The Sky Sox put another three on the board in the fourth. Getting the rally started with two outs, catcher Chris Iannetta doubled to left, scoring on a triple by Jay Payton. Travis Metcalf walking in the subsequent at-bat, Warren Schaeffer launched a triple to the corner in right, scoring two, putting the Sox up 4-0.

Round Rock put together some offense of their own in the top of the fifth with an Andrew Locke solo home run, 4-1. Finally getting to Josh Muecke, who had yielded just two hits in the first four frames, striking out five, the home run was Locke's first of two on the day.

The Sky Sox tacking on a run in the bottom of the fifth, 5-1, Round Rock put together a three run inning of their own. Chris Shelton led the frame off with a walk, followed by a one-out Jason Castro single that put runners on first and second. A Nick Bierbrodt wild pitch advanced the runners up ninety feet. Though, it appeared the home team might escape unscathed - Shelton was thrown out at the plate on a Matt Kata ground out - Andrew Locke homered in the next at-bat, his second of the game, bringing the visitors within one, 5-4.

The Sox answered back in the bottom half of the sixth, as a Jonathan Herrera two-out single brought home Jay Payton, 6-4. Round Rock would pile it on again in the top of the seventh, however, as Chris Shelton tied the game on a two-run homer to right. Jason Castro would put Round Rock ahead for the first time on the night, doubling to center with two out to score Chris Johnson. A subsequent double by Matt Kata put the visitors up 8-6 before the conclusion of the inning.

The Sky Sox tying the game at eight in the bottom half, Round Rock went up 9-8 before the game was suspended due to inclement weather.

Restarting the game at 5:05 Tuesday afternoon, Sox reliever Edgmer Escalona entered the game in relief with runners on first and second. Chris Johnson batting, Escalona served up a three-run shot to left on the third pitch of the restart, 12-8.

The Sky Sox were able to put up one more run in the ninth, but it was not enough as the home team fell to Round Rock, 12-9. With the loss, the Sky Sox fall to 19-18, first place in the Pacific North.




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