The Sky Sox connected on four triples, two by Ben Paulsen, to match a franchise single-game record (1991, 1998 and 2003) to cruise to a 8-3 victory over Tacoma. The hosts added two doubles and a homer for seven extra-base knocks out of 14 hits.
The Friday win before 8,361 at Security Service Field gave the hosts the series, 3-1, and moved the Sky Sox to 1.5 games of the Rainiers (44-32) after starting the homestand 3.5 back in the PCL Pacific Northern Division.
“Winning this is huge for us,” Paulsen said. “This gives us a lot of confidence going on the road.”
A triple to lead off the fourth by Paulsen led to one run and his second in the fifth made it 5-2. The Sky Sox (41-32) pace professional baseball with 51 triples, which includes individual pro leader Corey Dickerson (13) who was called up to the Rockies before Friday’s game.
Sky Sox starter Drew Pomeranz (8-1) is now tied for league lead with 8 wins and leads PCL with 96 Ks.
Colorado Springs is now 11-2 on Thursday and 9-3 on Fridays. The Sky Sox were 25-19 on Thursdays and Fridays last season.
Outfielder Corey Dickerson, 24, was called up to the Rockies and was in uniform for Colorado at Washington on Friday night. His .386 batting average leads the PCL as does his 13 triples, and total bases (179). He also had 19 doubles, 9 home runs, 38 RBIs and 56 runs this season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound eighth round draft pick (2010), had reached bases safely for 23-straight games before being called up. …. Righthanded pitcher Logan Kensing, 30, was designated for assignment to make room on the full Rockies 40-man roster. He went 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA (21 innings, six earned runs) in 19 PCL games. He appeared in one game for the Rockies with a scoreless 2/3 inning on Wednesday against Toronto. … Catcher Joe Gonzalez (No. 43) was promoted up from Double-A Tulsa.