DENVER —The first pitch was an all-South Kitsap affair at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
Aaron Cunningham was batting leadoff for the first time for the San Diego Padres, and Jason Hammel was on the mound for the Colorado Rockies. Cunningham’s a 2004 SK grad; Hammel a 2000 grad.
Cunningham lashed a line drive single up the middle. He finished 3-for-5 with two singles, a double and scored two runs as the Padres (82-62) opened a 2 1/2-game lead on the Rockies (79-66) in the NL West.
Hammel (10-8) took the loss.
The three-hit night raised Cunningham’s average to .327.