Keon Broxton had three hits, including a home run, and Brandon Woodruff pitched five strong innings to lead the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 7-2 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Wednesday night.
Broxton has homered in each of the first two games of the series and is batting .391 through his first six games.
Colorado Springs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the opening frame for the second straight night,as Ji-Man Choi doubled with two outs and scored on a single by Christian Bethancourt.
Woodruff helped himself at the plate with an RBI single in the second, doubling the lead to 2-0.
New Orleans cut the deficit in half in the sixth when Isaac Galloway walked, stole second base and scored on a Scott Van Slyke single. Van Slyke finished 2-for-3 with a walk and has reached base in 14 of his 24 plate appearances this season.
Baby Cakes starter Zac Gallen (1-1), coming off six shutout innings in his first start against Nashville, danced around trouble for much of the game on Wednesday. He allowed at least one hit in each of his six innings and nine in total, but kept the Sky Sox off the board after the two early runs.
But Colorado Springs pulled away against the 'Cakes bullpen. Broxton's solo homer off Colton Murray in the bottom of the sixth boosted the lead back to two, and his RBI single an inning later was part of a four-run rally to put the game out of reach.
Woodruff (1-0) worked 5 2/3 innings in his season debut and gave up one run on two hits. He struck out four and walked three.
The 'Cakes aim to salvage the finale of the three-game set on Thursday when right-hander Sandy Alcantara opposes Sky Sox righty Bubba Derby. First pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m.
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