With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Wednesday night at Franklin Covey Field, the Salt Lake Bees didn't have anything going offensively.
Four batters later, without getting a single ball hit out of the infield, the Bees walked away with a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Three straight infield singles by the speediest Bees hitters loaded the bases for second baseman Adam Morrissey. The Australian native then ended the game with a walk-off walk issued by Sky Sox reliever Chris George.
"We'll take it at this point of time. That's for sure," said Bees manager Bobby Mitchell, who's division-leading team had lost six of its previous seven games.
Rehabilitating major-league second baseman Howie Kendrick started the game, but Morrissey entered in the eighth and made the most of it. It was his first-ever game-winning base on balls.
"I was just trying to keep my emotions under control and looking for a good pitch to hit," said Morrissey. "I was just trying not to get over-aggressive in that situation."
Coby Smith, Chris Walker and Brad Coon hit back-to-back-to-back infield singles to load the bases. Morrissey then worked the count to three balls and one strike.
"I had every intention of swinging at it," said Morrissey. "I still wanted to be aggressive."
But the fifth pitch was clearly high and outside. Morrissey was able to hold off, drew the walk, and the Bees had the victory to improve to 34-17 on the year.
Salt Lake's Darren O'Day earned the pitching victory with three scoreless innings of relief.
"O'Day was outstanding,' said Mitchell. "That's encouraging because we are trying to stretch him out a little bit to get him pitching in the middle innings."
Mark Redman, the all-time Salt Lake franchise leader in pitching losses, returned to Franklin Covey Field for his first start in Utah since 1999, this time in a Colorado Springs uniform. Redman, who pitched for the Buzz for four seasons (1996-99), went seven innings on Wednesday, giving up just two earned runs on six hits.
Bees starter Dustin Moseley had his best outing of the season in three starts for Salt Lake. Moseley, who was recently demoted from the parent Angels, gave up four runs on nine hits in seven innings with six strikeouts.The third of the four-game set with the Sky Sox will be tonight at 6:30 in a battle pitting two of the PCL's top pitchers. The Bees are scheduled to start RHP Nick Green (4-1, 4.25 ERA) against Sky Sox lefty John Koronka (5-1, 4.61).
BEE LINES: Outfielder Chris Walker made his Bees debut on Wednesday night. He was recently signed by the Angels after playing 20 games with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League ... Bees catcher Bobby Wilson was placed on the seven-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left wrist contusion. Flint Wipke has joined the Bees from class-A Rancho Cucamonga while Wilson recovers ... Adam Pavkovich played in his 337th game in a Bees uniform on Wednesday, hitting his fifth homer of the year. Pavkovich has passed former Buzz outfielder Brian Buchanan for sixth on the franchise's all-time games played list. He needs 11 more games to pass former Buzz infielder Brian Raabe for fifth place. ... Attendance Wednesday was 4,166.