Sox Stymied In Series Finale, 12-5

Noonan drives in two runs to lead the Sky Sox.

Playing in his first game in Colorado Springs in 2017, Keon Broxton reached safely in his first five plate appearances. (Paat Kelly)

By Robby Veronesi / Colorado Springs Sky Sox | July 24, 2017 11:37 PM ET

Keon Broxton went 3-for-3 with two walks in his first Triple-A action of 2017, but the Reno Aces scored eight runs in the first inning en route to a 12-5 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in front of 3,102 Monday night at Security Service Field. 

The Sox (60-39) responded to Reno's eight-run first inning with three runs of their own in their first at-bats. With two outs, Nate Orf lined a single to the left-centerfield gap to score Lewis Brinson, who extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a triple. Broxton lined a double to right-centerfield one batter later to score Orf, and the center fielder scored on a Nick Noonan triple for the fourth straight hit of the frame.

Colorado Springs scored their fourth run in the eighth inning. After Chris Colabello led off with a double, Reno first baseman Christian Walker committed an error on a Kyle Wren groundball to allow the Sox first baseman to score and cut the deficit to 8-4. Noonan drove in his second run of the game in the ninth inning, grounding out to second base to score Brinson for the fifth and final run.

Andrew Barbosa led a stout bullpen effort through the middle innings, retiring all 10 batters faced while striking out four in 3 1/3 innings. Jeanmar Gomez allowed one hit in two innings of work, while Tristan Archer scattered three hits and struck out a pair in his two innings out of the bullpen.

The Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, come to Security Service Field for their lone 2017 series with Sky Sox beginning Tuesday night at 6:40 p.m. MT. RHP Angel Ventura (4-2, 4.17) makes his first start of the eight-game homestand against Rainiers RHP Casey Lawrence (2-3, 3.44). Tuesday night is another $2 Tuesday, with all tickets, parking and Coors products costing $2. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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