May 1, 2013 12:16 AM by Jordan Mason
Colorado Springs jumped out to an early lead and never trailed, as the Sky Sox downed the Salt Lake Bees 9-3 on Tuesday night. Colorado Springs plated four runs in the first, one in the second and two more in the fourth off of Salt Lake starter Orangel Arenas. The Bees got on the board in the fourth on a solo home run by Efren Navarro, but the Sky Sox answered with two runs of their own in the sixth inning. Salt Lake's Luis Rodriguez closed out the scoring with a two run homer in the eighth.
Arenas (1-4) suffered his third straight loss, as he went three and two-third innings and allowed seven runs on eleven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. The Salt Lake bullpen allowed just two runs in five and one-third innings and were led by Jeremy Berg's two and two-third scoreless innings. Rodriguez' homer extended his hitting streak to nine games and Navarro's homer and double stretched his to seven games. The loss for the Bees was their seventh consecutive defeat.
"Everything comes around in a circle. Right now is our turn to be on the back side of it," stated Bees skipper Keith Johnson. "We've just got to try to grind through it as best we can, knowing that we're going to get back on our winning ways at some point."