Dave Elmore, who has been the respected owner of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, is to be inducted into the Pacific Coast League (PCL) Hall of Fame this season. Elmore bought the Hawaii Islanders based in Honolulu, HI; back in 1981, and moved the team to Colorado in 1988, where the team was renamed the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Elmore has been a Triple AAA Team owner now for 33 years.
On Opening Day, as the Sky Sox faced the Round Rock Express, Colorado Springs trailed by a score of 8 to 1, when they mounted a monstrous come back, particularly with five runs scored in the Bottom of the 7th. Tim Wheeler sent the opening day game into extra innings with a two-run homer. Then Drew Garcia parked a Roy Hobbs Homer over the center-field wall to win the game. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox came back to defeat the Round Rock Express by a score of 11 to 10.
This also means, of course, that Spring Training is just around the corner! During the Off Season, The Rockies signed Relief Pitcher, LaTroy Hawkins. They also signed Catcher, Michael McKenrey to a Minor League Contract as protection for Wilin Rosario, the starting Catcher for the Colorado Rockies.
This is the Colorado Springs Sky Sox’s Home Opening Day at Security Service Field against the Las Vegas 51’s. The Sky Sox’s Season opens up this year on the road. Opening Day in general will take place on April 5th with a four game series against the Reno Aces, followed by a four game series with the Tacoma Rainers starting on April 9th.