Round Rock Express

Express top Sky Sox in series opener

Game 1 canceled due to weather damage at Dell Diamond


The Express rallied with four runs in the seventh inning to beat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Tuesday night at Dell Diamond. 

Jared Hoying finished 3-for-4, while Ronald Guzman and newly named All-PCL second baseman Willie Calhoun each collected two hits. Round Rock has won two of its last three games. 

Round Rock starter Clayton Blackburn (6-2, 4.85 ERA) gave up no runs on three hits in four innings. In his first start for the Express since being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers, Paolo Espino (5-2, 4.46 ERA) earned the win after allowing one run in three innings of work.  

The first game of the series was canceled due to damage from storms over the weekend. There was minor wind and water damage to Dell Diamond and because the Sky Sox already clinched their division and the Express have been eliminated, the game will not be made up. 

Colorado Springs led off the fifth inning with a walk and followed it up with a double to left field. Mauricio Dubon hit a sacrifice fly to center field to give the Sky Sox a 1-0 lead. 

Preston Beck tied the game in the seventh with a groundout to first base and Ronald Guzman scored on a fielding error to give Round Rock the lead two batters later. Doug Bernier singled to center in the next at-bat to tack on two more runs for the Express. 

Round Rock and Colorado Springs continue their abbreviated series Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. when Adrian Sampson will make his Express debut. He spent most of the season on the disabled list and has made six appearances for the AZL Rangers and Down East Wood Ducks this year. 

The two teams wrap up the series Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and Round Rock ends the year with a four-game home series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m. and continuing through Monday afternoon.