Sacramento 5, Fresno 1
W- Dan Slania (2-0)
L- Evan Grills (1-2, 9-8 season)
Fresno home runs: None.
The RiverCats got the jump on Evan Grills with 3 runs in the 3rd to take a 4-0 lead.
Grills went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, one of which was a solo homer. Brad Peacock pitched the final 2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5.
Tyler Heineman finished 2-4, and his RBI double in the 6th was Fresno's only scoring play. D.J. Fisher also went 2-4 with a double, and Alejandro Garcia, who scored the only Fresno run, finshed 3-4.
Frisco 7, Corpus Christi 6
W- Juan Grullon (3-3)
L- Michael Freeman (3-4)
S- Luke Jackson (1)
CC home runs: Nick Tanielu (7, 11 season; 2-run in 3rd)
The Hooks attempted to force extra innings, but they stranded the tying run on 3rd to end the game.
Nick Tanielu opened the scoring with a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning. Later in the frame, Ramon Laureano and Conrad Gregor added RBI singles. Chase McDonald hit an RBI single in the 5th and added another one to his ledger in the 9th, but Gregor was left 90 feet away in the end.
Rogelio Armenteros went 5.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him), walked 2, and struck out 5. Michael Freeman and Kevin Comer both went 1.1 innings; Freeman had 2 inherited runners charged to him, both unearned, and walked 1. Comer allowed a run of his own on 3 hits and struck out 1.
Lancaster 4, Inland Empire 1
W- Akeem Bostick (5-3, 6-4 season)
L- Jake Jewell (2-15)
S- Andrew Thome (4, 8 season)
Lancaster home runs: None.
With the win, the JetHawks clinched a playoff berth.
Akeem Bostick shook off an unearned run in the 1st inning and delivered 6 solid innings, allowing 7 hits, walking 1, and striking out 5. Kevin McCanna allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2 innings, and Andrew Thome worked around 2 htis and a walk to secure the victory.
All 4 Lancaster runs on Friday came on RBI doubles. Three of them came in the 1st inning, off the bats of Kyle Tucker, Bryan Muñiz, and Jason Martin. In the 5th, Martin ripped another RBI double for the final run of the evening.
Kane County 2, Quad Cities 1
W- Sam McWilliams (3-6)
L- Enrique Chavez (0-2, 3-4 season)
S- Keegan Long (7)
QC home runs: None.
Both teams scored in the 2nd inning... but the Cougars had the more productive half.
The Banditos' run in the 2nd came on an Arturo Michelena groundout. Dex McCall, who scored that run, doubled to lead off the inning.
Enrique Chavez went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 9. Carlos Sierra allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 over the final 3 innings.
Tri-City 6, Staten Island 3
W- Salvador Montaño (2-0, 3-1 season)
L- Raynel Espinal (0-1)
S- Tyson Perez (1)
TC home runs: Chuckie Robinson (2, 2-run in 1st), Taylor Jones (8, solo in 4th)
The ValleyCats ensured a win in their final home series of the year by doubling up the Yankees.
Chuckie Robinson opened the scoring with a 2-run homer in the 1st and added an RBI double to his ledger in the 3rd inning. Taylor Jones led off the 4th with a homer, Rodrigo Ayarza led off the 5th with a triple and scored on a wild pitch. Robinson drew a walk later in the inning, advanced to 3rd on a Ronnie Dawson double, and scored the final run of the evening on another wild pitch. Robinson and Connor Goedert finished 2-3 on the evening.
Tyler Britton went 3 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7. Salvador Montaño was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen, and in 2 innings, he allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 4, and struck out 3. Kevin Hill allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 over 3 scoreless, and Tyson Perez threw a 1-2-3 9th to get the save.
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Akeem Bostick, RHP, Lancaster
W (5-3, 6-4 season), 6 IP, 7 H, unearned run, BB, 5 K
Chuckie Robinson, C, Tri-City
2-3, 2B, 2-R HR (2), 3 RBI, 2 R
Kevin Hill, RHP, Tri-City
3 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Enrique Chavez (top) and Carlos Sierra, RHPs, Quad Cities
Chavez: L (0-2, 3-4 season), 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 9 K
Sierra: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K
Jason Martin, OF, Lancaster
2-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB (20)
Results for Saturday, September 3, 2016
Fresno 10, Sacramento 5
W- Kevin Chapman (3-4)
L- Jake Dunning (3-4)
Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (18, grand slam in 8th)
The RiverCats scored 3 in the 7th to tie the game at 5, but the Grizzlies quickly regained control with 5 runs in the 8th; Jon Kemmer's grand slam was the knockout blow.
Keegan Yuhl went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Brendan McCurry got 2 outs in the 7th, but he also allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and walked 1. Kevin Chapman stopped the bleeding by throwing 2.1 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 6.
Danny Worth opened the scoring with a sac fly in the 1st inning. Jack Mayfield added an RBI single in the 2nd, and Jon Singleton drove in the next three Fresno runs with an 2-run double in the 3rd and a sac fly in the 5th. Mayfield walked to lead off the 8th, and Colin Moran and Worth joined him after getting plunked and drawing a walk, respectively. This prompted a pitching change, and Kemmer greeted the new Sacramento pitcher, Vin Mazzaro, with a grand slam that put Fresno back in front. Singleton drove in the final run of the evening with an RBI double later in the inning.
D.J. Fisher (2 2B, R), Alejandro Garcia (3 R), and Max Stassi (R, SB) all finished with 3 hits. Both of Singleton's hits were doubles, and Kemmer only had one hit, but it was massive.
Mike Hauschild will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Chris Stratton at 5:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 7, San Antonio 1
W- Dean Deetz (2-0, 8-5 season)
L- Seth Simmons (3-4)
S- Kyle Smith (3)
CC home runs: Drew Ferguson (3, 17 season; solo in 1st)
Dean Deetz dominated the Missions on Saturday with 6 shutout innings, allowing just one hit, walking 2, and striking out 8. The Missions spoiled the shutout with a run off Kyle Smith in the 9th. Smith went 3 innings and allowed 4 hits and struck out 3.
Drew Ferguson opened the scoring with a solo blast in the 1st inning. In the 4th inning, J.D. Davis ripped an RBI double and Conrad Gregor drove in another run with a groundout. Garrett Stubbs hit an RBI double of his own in the 5th, and Davis smacked a 2-run double in the 7th.
In addition to his homer, Ferguson walked 3 times and scored 4 runs. Davis and Stubbs both finished 2-4, and both of their hits were doubles.
Kent Emanuel will take on Jerry Keel in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 6:05.
Lancaster 7, Inland Empire 6
W- Scott Weathersby (6-6, 7-6 season)
L- Adam Hofacket (1-2)
S- Andrew Thome (5, 9 season)
Lancaster home runs: None.
The JetHawks scored 5 in the 7th inning and staved off a late 66ers rally to hang on for the win. With this victory, the JetHawks clinched the second-half title in the California League South, which gives them home-field advantage in the South Division mini-series.
Bryan Muñiz opened the scoring with an RBI groundout in the 1st, and Marc Wik drove in another run with another groundout in the 4th to tie the game at 2.
Wik walked to lead off the bottom of the 7th, and he would eventually score the go-ahead run on a wild pitch that was ball 4 to Johnny Sewald. With Osvaldo Duarte at the plate, Sewald and Myles Straw executed a double steal that saw Straw steal home. Duarte wound up walking, and he and Sewald did the double steal once again. Sewald scored on another wild pitch, and Muñiz followed with an RBI triple. Jamie Ritchie finished 3-4 and drove in the final Lancaster run with an RBI single to cap off the huge 7th inning.
Straw and Aaron Mizell both had 2 hits; Straw finshed the night with 3 stolen bases (4, 21 season), while Sewald finished with 2, giving him 23 with Lancaster and 39 on the year. Duarte's steal gives him 4 with Lancaster and 19 on the season.
Elieser Hernandez went 6 innings and the two runs he allowed came on a homer from Taylor Ward in the 2nd. He allowed 5 other hits and struck out 4. Scott Weathersby went 2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Juan Carlos Santos got an out in the 9th via strikeout, but he also allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits. Andrew Thome got the final 2 outs of the game; he walked 1 and struck out 1.
Albert Abreu gets the start for Lancaster tonight, and he'll take on Justin Anderson at 5:05 Pacific.
Burlington 5, Quad Cities 0
W- Jose Rodriguez (7-5)
L- Yoanys Quiala (2-12)
QC home runs: None.
The Banditos got blanked on Saturday.
Their only 3 hits were singles hit by Stephen Wrenn, Hector Roa, and Anthony Hermelyn.
Yoanys Quiala allowed 8 hits and had a bare minimum quality start. Sebastian Kessay allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits.
Franklin Perez will face Luis Peña in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 2:00.
Staten Island 5, Tri-City 4
W- Chad Martin (4-0)
L- Carlos Sanabria (1-1, 2-3 season)
S- Justin Kamplain (6)
TC home runs: None.
The ValleyCats scored 4 runs in the 6th to cut the deficit to one run, but they could not quite get over the hump.
Carlos Sanabria went 3.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 7 hits (solo homer) and struck out 2. Sean Stutzman was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen, and in 1.2 innings, he allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3. Ricardo Castro allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 7 over the final 4 innings.
Carmen Benedetti scored the first Tri-City run on an error that allowed Chuckie Robinson to advance to 3rd and Ronnie Dawson to take 2nd. Taylor Jones followed with a 2-run single, and Bryan De La Cruz hit an RBI groundout. Benedetti finished 2-4.
The ValleyCats will wrap up 2016 with two games in Connecticut. Ryan Hartman will take on Gregory Soto at 4:05 Eastern.
Jon Singleton, 1B, Fresno
2-3, 2 2B, 4 RBI
Kevin Chapman, LHP, Fresno
W (3-4), 2.1 IP, H, BB, 6 K
Dean Deetz, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (2-0, 8-5 season), 6 IP, H, 2 BB, 8 K
J.D. Davis, 3B, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R
Ricardo Castro, RHP, Tri-City
4 IP, H, BB, 7 K