Sky Sox, Nottingham edge Express 6-4 in extra innings


Jacob Nottingham’s two-run single in the 10th inning gave the Colorado Springs Sky Sox a 6-4 victory over the Round Rock Express Saturday night at Dell Diamond.

Nottingham drove in four runs, including a two-run homer, to help the Sky Sox (45-35) win their second straight against the Express (37-44). He has homered in three of his past four games and has knocked in 10 runs in the four-game span.

Round Rock’s Scott Heineman went 3 for 5 and sent the game into extras with an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth. Hanser Alberto started the rally in the ninth with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. Alberto went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Round Rock’s Tyler Wagner, making his first start for the Express in over a month, lasted 5 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits with four walks and a strikeout.

Andy Ibanez gave the Express the lead in the first inning with an RBI double off Alec Asher.

Nottingham knocked a two-run homer off Wagner in the fourth inning to give the Sky Sox a 2-1 edge.

In the bottom of the fourth, Hunter Cole moved a runner to third with a double, and Tony Sanchez tied it with a sacrifice fly. Alberto followed with an RBI single to take a 3-2 lead. Asher pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on 10 hits.

Tyrone Taylor hit a two-run single in the seventh inning off Brandon Mann to give the Sky Sox a 4-3 advantage.



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