PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Triple-A)
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5
Nashville Sounds 11
WP – Huntzinger 1-0 / 1.35
Farmhand Of The Game:
Outfielder Billy Burns
(2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)
As usual, center fielder Billy Burns was in the middle of much of the action for the Sounds on Monday night. Burns reached base 3 times, on a pair of singles and a walk, drove in 2 runs, notched his 5th stolen base, and scored 3 runs, including the tying run in the bottom of the 5th for Nashville. Right fielder Kent Matthes doubled with the bases loaded in the 7th to bring in 3, while third baseman Niuman Romero singled, doubled, walked and scored twice for the Sounds. Starter Barry Zito had a shaky outing, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Brock Huntzinger pitched a perfect 7th to pick up the win, and RHP Chad Smith got the final six outs for the Sounds.