Colorado Springs scored early and often, as the Sky Sox rolled to an 8-4 win over the Salt Lake Bees on Saturday night.

The Bees had grabbed a 1-0 in the top of the first, but Colorado Springs tied the game on the first pitch in the bottom of the inning on a home run by Jayson Nix. The Sox added three more runs to take a 4-1 lead.

The Bees tied it at 4-4 with one in the second and two in the third, but the Sky Sox would regain the lead in the bottom of the third on a run-scoring double by Pocatello native Christian Colonel and added three more in the fourth.

Nick Adenhart (5-4) was roughed up by the Sky Sox for eight runs, seven earned, on twelve hits in just four and two-third innings.

The bullpen duo of Matt Wilhite and Henry Bonilla combined to throw three and one-third scoreless innings. Freddy Sandoval led the Bees with two hits and two runs batted in, while Dee Brown and Chris Walker added two hits apiece.

2007 National League Championship Series MVP Matt Holliday, who is with the Sky Sox on an injury rehab assignment from the Rockies, went 4-for-4 with two RBIs for Colorado Springs.


Sky Sox 8, Bees 4

Top performance: Sox' Matt Holliday went 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs

Record: 39-21

Up next: At Colo. Springs, 1 p.m.

Next homestand: Monday-June 16