Sep 4, 2011 8:01 PM by Jordan Mason
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox dropped their third consecutive game to the Sacramento River Cats 8-7 in 13th innings Saunday in front of 6,467 fans at Security Service Field.
The Sox took an early 6-2 lead in this one as Joe Mather hit an RBI single and Radames Nazario knocked in two with a single as part of a four-run third innings.
Sox starter Clayton Mortensen was knocked out of the game in the second inning as a ground ball up the middle hit off his pitching hand. The Sox were forced to go to their bullpen due to the injury.
Sacramento would tie the game with four runs in the fifth against Edgar Gonzalez. Josh Donaldson and Jai Miller knocked in runs in the innings.
The score would remain tied at 6-6 until the 13th when Landon Powell delivered a two out two-run single to give the River Cats an 8-6 lead against Blake Johnson (5-2, 7.51). the Sox would score a run in the bottom of the innings on a Willy Taveras single but Tyler Lansford struck out Jesus Merchan to end the game, earning his first save of the season.
Fernando Cabrera picked up the win for the River Cats with a scoreless innings of relief in the 12th.
The Sox will look to win their season finale while avoiding a sweep at the hand of Sacramento Monday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM.