MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) retired 15-straight Memphis Redbirds from the top of the fourth through the top of the ninth en route to a 3-1 win in the series finale Friday night at AutoZone Park.
Memphis (6-3) had one hit on the night, which was a Paul DeJong single leading off the fourth inning. The Redbirds scored their lone run in the first inning without the benefit of the hit, asHarrison Bader was hit by a pitch, moved to second and third on back-to-back walks, and scored when DeJong reached on an error by the first baseman.
Colorado Springs (5-3) took the lead in the top of the third with a pair of runs and then added another in the fourth, and the Sky Sox’ pitching staff took over through the middle innings.
The Redbirds threatened in the ninth, getting two on with one out, but Carson Kelly and Anthony Garcia were retired to end the ballgame.
After Mike Mayers went 4.2 innings in a start, John Brebbia, Ryan Sherriff, and Rowan Wick threw 4.1 innings of scoreless relief and gave up just two hits.
The Redbirds welcome Oklahoma City to AutoZone Park tomorrow night to start a three-game series. The 6:35 p.m. start tomorrow features the first postgame fireworks show of the season, presented by Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. It is also Jackie Robinson Day, featuring a jersey auction benefiting the Redbirds Community Fund and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the Redbirds are hosting an afternoon forum with members of “The Memphis 13,” which is open to all ticket holders.
Easter Sunday (2:05 p.m. start) features a postgame candy drop from a helicopter, as well as the option to purchase a specialty ticket that includes a pregame brunch and catch on the field. The homestand wraps up with an 11:05 a.m. game on Monday in the season’s first Education Day.