Rainiers prevail over Colorado Springs in 14 innings

Staff reportAugust 17, 2013 

Scott Savastano’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning Friday night lifted the Tacoma Rainiers to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in a Pacific Coast League game at Cheney Stadium.

Savastano’s fly ball to right field brought home Jason Jaramillo, who led off the 14th with a double to right. After Leury Bonilla’s bunt sacrificed Jaramillo to third, the Sky Sox elected to load the bases by intentionally walking Abraham Almonte and Ty Kelly. Savastano’s sacrifice foiled the strategy.

The victory capped off a night of comebacks for the Rainiers, who tied the score 6-6 by scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth and tied it again by scoring two runs in the bottom of the 13th inning.

Bonilla, who started the game as the third baseman, pitched a scoreless 14th and was the winning pitcher.

Tacoma and Colorado Springs play again at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Stadium. James Paxton is scheduled to pitch for the Rainiers.

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