COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The Memphis Redbirds led 7-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) scored two in the fourth, three in the fifth, and five in the sixth to spur a 14-11 win Saturday night in Colorado Springs.
The division-champion Redbirds are now 89-50, and the Sky Sox, who will play the Redbirds next week in the first round of the playoffs, are 80-55.
Tyler O’Neill and Jordan Schafer combined to go 6-for-9 with three runs and seven RBI, with O’Neill slugging his 30th home run of the season and Schafer adding a double.Wilfredo Tovar doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Redbirds.
Kevin Herget ended up giving up six runs in 4.0 innings in a start, and Arturo Reyes surrendered the five sixth-inning Sky Sox runs and took the loss.
Memphis turned a season-high four double plays in the game. Colorado Springs’ 14 runs scored matched a season-high surrendered by the Redbirds, and the 21 hits are the most for an opponent this year.
The Redbirds and Sky Sox wrap up their series with a 2:30 p.m. (CT) game tomorrow and a 1:30 p.m. (CT) game Monday before seeing each other in the playoffs, beginning at AutoZone Park on Wednesday, with game one presented by Coca-Cola, and Thursday. Playoff tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.memphisredbirds.com/playoffs, over the phone at (901) 721-6000, and at the AutoZone Park Box Office.