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BIG 6TH HELPS SKY SOX TO 15-RUN WIN

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Trenidad Hubbard hit a two-run home run to highlight a five-run sixth inning as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox defeated Albuquerque 16-1 Wednesday.

The Sky Sox, 34-31, jumped to a 4-0 lead after one inning and added four runs in the fourth inning on three walks and two hits, chasing starter Chris Nichting, while Albuquerque, 35-31, managed only seven hits on the night.Sky Sox pitcher Kirk Leskanic, 3-6, pitched his first complete game of the season and struck out three and walked two. Every player in the Colorado Springs lineup got base hits.

J.D. Nolan was 3-for-6, Roberto Mejia 3-for-5, Alan Cockrell 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs and Jim Tatum was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs.

Tatum's solo homer was his third home run in two games.

Las Vegas 9, Tucson 3

In Tucson, the Stars gas used six unearned runs to take a 9-3 over the Tucson Toros. The Stars broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning, getting six runs with only two hits. Two errors and three walks tagged Mark Petkosvek (7-5) with the loss.

Bryce Florie (2-4) pitched three shutout innings in relief of Hilly Hathaway.

Calgary 8-7, Tacoma 2-8

At Calgary, Alberta, Tacoma's Francisco Matos drove in the winning run in the eighth inning as the Tigers defeated the Cannons 8-7 to earn a doubleheader split.

The Cannons whacked four home runs to win the opener 8-2.

In the opener, Calgary hit four homers, two by Marc Newfield, and Todd Burns threw the team's first complete game of the season.