PORTLAND PICKLES (2) at MARYSVILLE GOLD SOX (3)
The Portland Pickles had the Marysville Gold Sox on the ropes. They led 2-0 entering the bottom of the ninth, but the Gold Sox rallied for three runs to earn an improbable walk-off victory at Colusa Casino Stadium. The series is now tied at one game apiece, and the Gold Sox climbed to within a game and a half of the Pickles for fourth place in the GWL.
After Sam Muskat struck out Sam Leach to begin the bottom of the ninth, Dalton Maxwell singled and pinch-hitter Joey Mejia was hit by a pitch. JC Cantini singled to load the bases and the Pickles turned to Renner Stecki out of the bullpen. Stecki walked pinch hitter Brock Ephan to cut the Pickles lead to one, and then Jaisten Cabatbat hit a ground ball to shortstop Colin Rubino. Rubino's toss to second baseman Alex Henwood popped off of Henwood's glove and into center field, and the Gold Sox scored the game tying and winning runs on the play. The play was scored an RBI fielder's choice for Cabatbat and an error on Henwood.
Muskat (0-1) took the loss for the Pickles, allowing three runs. Pickles starting pitcher Colton Walker went five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks. Matt Olstead gave the Pickles 2.2 hit-less innings out of the bullpen.
Gold Sox starter Doug Nimura went six innings in a no-decision, allowing one run, walking three, and striking out three. Reliever Darrel Doll (1-1) earned the win, pitching a scoreless top of the ninth.
Zander Clarke homered to left-center field in the sixth inning, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Andrew Garcia in the eighth inning. Alec Leighton got two hits on the night for the Pickles. Jason Dicochea led the Gold Sox with two hits.
The Pickles (16-22) and Gold Sox (15-24) play again tomorrow night in the series finale in Marysville.
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YUBA CITY BEARS (1) at LINCOLN POTTERS (16)
The Lincoln Potters got a two-game sweep over the Yuba City Bears in last night’s win 16-1 thanks to two five-run innings. In back-to-back games the Potters’ starting pitchers pitched complete games.
Last night, it was Josh Cooper who got the win allowing only one run on six hits, walking two and striking out ten. He had the help of the Potters’ offense who had a total of 16 runs on 15 hits.
Newest Potter, Charles Middleton, made his McBean Stadium debut last night going 1-for-1 with two RBIs and a run scored. Also with two RBIs on the night was Zach Hall who went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and Isaiah Garcia who went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Contributing to the rest of the 13 RBIs on the night was Will Law (3-for-4), Jake Boyd (2-for-3), Zach Hoffman (1-for-3), Aidan Malm (1-for-3), Austen Swift (1-for-4), Chris Loeb (1-for-1) and Alex Blaszyk.
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