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October 17, 2018

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Error opens door for Sky Sox victory over 51s

A costly error with two outs capped off a three-run seventh inning, which proved to be the difference in a Colorado Springs Sky Sox 6-2 victory over the Las Vegas 51s on Friday at Cashman Field.

The game was tied 2-2 before the game-changing inning. Tim Wheeler got things rolling for Colorado Springs with a double, which brought home Drew Carpenter to take a one-run lead.

Then when two outs, Ryan Wheeler reached safely on a throwing error by second baseman Wilmer Flores. The miscue allowed Charlie Blackmon and Tim Wheeler to come around to score, giving the Sky Sox a 5-2 advantage.

Colorado added another run in the top of the ninth, and the 51s were unable to mount a rally.

Tim Wheeler went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Corey Dickerson went a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Colorado.

Zack Lutz went 2-for-4, while Ike Davis went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Drew Carpenter was the winning pitcher, going seven innings. He allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

Sean Henn took the loss for the 51s.

The two teams continue their series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

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