Scott Heineman had four hits and scored two runs as the Round Rock Express defeated the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 8-4 on Tuesday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
The win was the second straight for the Express. Round Rock had won seven in a row before losing three straight to start the series with the Sky Sox.
Round Rock took the lead in the first inning when it put up three runs, including RBI singles by Hunter Cole and Nick Noonan.
After the Express added four runs in the fourth inning, the Sky Sox cut into the deficit in the fifth when Jett Bandy hit a solo home run and Tyrone Taylor hit a three-run home run.
The Express tacked on another run in the bottom of the fifth when Noonan hit a solo home run.
Round Rock starter David Hurlbut (3-5) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and six hits over five innings. Sky Sox starter Adrian Houser (1-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after giving up three runs and four hits while only recording two outs.
Willie Calhoun also hit a home run for the Express, driving in three runs in the fourth inning. Drew Robinson also had an RBI in the four-run inning that put the Express up 7-0.
The Express start a five-game series with the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday in Oklahoma City before the All-Star break.