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Sky Sox smash 21 hits in rout of Chasers

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs scored seven runs in the first two innings and pounded out 21 hits Friday to hand the Omaha Storm Chasers a 16-4 loss.

All nine starters for the Sky Sox had a hit, and seven finished with multihit games. Matt Clark went 4 for 6 with four RBIs and four runs scored, hitting a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the fifth.

Luis Sardinas added four hits, four runs, two RBIs and four stolen bases for the Sky Sox.

Rehabbing big-leaguer Luke Hochevar (0-1) started for Omaha, giving up seven runs on seven hits in 12⁄3 innings. He struck out four, walked one and threw a wild pitch.

Omaha’s bullpen didn’t fare much better.

After Chris Dwyer got the Chasers out of the second, Joe Blanton came on and allowed five runs on eight hits four innings. He was replaced by Joe Paterson, who gave up four runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Sky Sox starter Taylor Jungmann worked through some control issues to get his first win of the season. Jungmann held Omaha to three runs on four hits in six innings but walked three, threw three wild pitches and hit a batter.

Raymond Fuentes and Francisco Pena each had two hits to lead the Chasers. Fuentes added an RBI, and Pena scored two runs.

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