Sunday, June 16, 2013 | 3:35 p.m.
The Las Vegas 51s overcame a six-run deficit Sunday against visiting Colorado Springs but surrendered the winning runs one inning later in a 9-7 loss at Cashman Field.
The 51s had just three hits entering the eighth inning before rallying to score six runs on five hits to tie the game. Andrew Brown had a RBI double, and Zach Lutz’s three-run home run evened the score at 6.
However, in the top half of the ninth, Colorado Springs scored three runs, using a RBI double from Corey Dickerson and a two-run home run from Ryan Wheeler.
The 51s nearly rallied again in their half of the ninth.
Wilmer Flores had a run-scoring single to trim the Las Vegas deficit to 9-7, and the 51s had two runners on base when Francisco Pena sharply lined out to shortstop to end the game. The teams had already combined to score 10 runs in the final two innings.
Drew Pomeranz, one of the top prospects in the Colorado Rockies organization, fanned 11 Las Vegas batters in 6 2/3 innings but didn’t get the win after the 51s rallied against the Colorado Springs bullpen.
The final game of the series against Colorado Springs is 7:05 p.m. Monday with Colorado ahead 2-1. On Tuesday, Las Vegas opens a road series at Tucson.