Round Rock falls be­fore rain re­turns

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Round Rock Ex­press again were rained out in Colorado Springs on Thurs­day night af­ter the Sky Sox won the first game of the sched­uled dou­ble­header 4-2.

That made it three nights on a row with rain­outs in the Pa­cific Coast League se­ries.

In the af­ter­noon game, Nate Orf sin­gled to score Mauri­cio Dubon in the first in­ning for a 1-0 Sky Sox lead. Pete Kozma tied it for Round Rock in the third as he sin- gled, moved to sec­ond on a ground­out, stole third and scored on a wild pitch.

Ivan De Je­sus Jr. hit a sac­ri­fice fly to put the Sky Sox back up 2-1 in the bot­tom of the third, and they made it 3-1 on walk, a sin­gle, a sac- ri­fice bunt and a wild pitch in the fourth.

Travis Snider pulled Round Rock within 3-2 with a home run in the sixth, but Colo- rado Springs got an in­surance run in the bot­tom half as Orf dou­bled, moved to third on a ground­out and scored on a wild pitch.

Wei-Chung Wang (6-1) got the win in re­lief, and Round Rock starter Tyler Wag­ner (3-10) took the loss. Rob Sc­ahill struck Will Mid­dle­brooks out with run­ners on first and third to end the game for his sev­enth save.

The sec­ond game will be made up if nec­es­sary in the fi­nal se­ries be­tween the teams at Round Rock on Aug. 28-31.

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