Aug 21, 2011 1:11 AM by Lee Douglas/Sky Sox
Matt Macri hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox defeated the Salt Lake Bees 5-4 Saturday at Security Service Field.
The Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Jorge Cantu RBI single. In the fifth, the Bees used small ball to take a 2-1 lead on a squeeze bunt by Andrew Romine and a Paul McAnulty sacrifice fly.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Sox would retake the lead at 4-2 on RBI singles by Jordan Pacheco and Warren Schaeffer and an RBI double by rehabbing Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs.
The Bees would tie the game an inning later as two Sox errors allowed two runs to score against starter Clayton Mortensen.
The Score would remain tied into extra innings, setting up Macri's heroics. Willy Taveras led off the 10th with single and with one out advanced to second on a single by Cantu. A walk to Jesus Merchan loaded the bases, but reliever Matt Meyer (1-2, 2.16) struck out Joe Mather to bring Macri to the plate. Macri sent the fans home happy with a drive off the left field wall, giving the Sox a 5-4 win. It was Macri's fourth game-winning hit of the season.
The win went to reliever Jim Miller (7-5, 5.07) who tossed 1.2 scoreless innings while striking out three. Meyer took the loss allowing a run on three hits.
With the win, the Sox improve to 58-70 while moving a game ahead of the Bees in the in Pacific North division standings. The Sox have won seven of nine games against the Bees so far this season.
The Sox will look to make it two in a row against Salt Lake Sunday afternoon as Greg Reynolds (6-6, 6.77) takes the hill against Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 4.50)