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Sacramento River Cat’ Late Home Runs Not Enough To Avoid Sweep

Gerber extends hit streak to five games as club falls to Aviators 11-3

Summerlin, Nev. — The Sacramento River Cats (4-4) fell victim to their first sweep of the season as the Las Vegas Aviators (7-1) took three out of three to kick off their inaugural season at the brand new Las Vegas Ballpark.

Right-hander Shaun Anderson lasted just three innings for the River Cats as the Aviators nearly tied a Pacific Coast League record with four triples in one inning. Las Vegas put up three runs in the third as Anderson was chased in his shortest start since August 23, 2017 with the San Jose Giants.

The Garcias, designated hitter Anthony and catcher Aramis, provided half of the club’s hits during Thursday night’s series finale while third baseman Zach Green raked his third home run of the year.

The River Cats will catch a flight to Salt Lake City to begin a four-game series with the Salt Lake Bees. Lefty Ty Blach (0-0, 6.75) will be on the mound for the River Cats facing right-hander Forrest Snow (0-1, 5.40) for the Bees. First pitch is set for 5:35 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM beginning at 7:00 p.m. (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Sacramento River Cats Strike First But Fall Silent Late

Two hits apiece for Vogt and Avelino in 5-1 loss to Aviators

Summerlin, Nev. — The Sacramento River Cats (4-3) scored first once again but were held in check for the remainder of the game by Las Vegas Aviators (6-1). The River Cats would go on to allow five unanswered runs to drop game two of this three game series by a score of 5-1.

Sacramento jumped out to an early lead for the second straight night on an infield single from Anthony Garcia and an Aviators throwing error which allow Stephen Vogt to score. After the first inning, however, the River Cats managed just four hits against Vegas righty Jake Buchanan and the bullpen. Aviators pitching was rock solid, holding the River Cats to six hits and giving up just an unearned run.

River Cats starter Tyler Beede struggled to find a rhythm on Wednesday, piling up 79 pitches in just 3.2 innings, striking out five batters while walking three. The River Cats pitching staff walked a season-high eight batters. 

River Cats right-hander Shaun Anderson (0-0, 1.80) will be back on the mound looking to build off a strong start last Saturday night when he struck out five over five innings of work. The Aviators are scheduled to send righty Paul Blackburn to the hill. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Las Vegas Aviators Best Sacramento River Cats In Inaugural Game At New Ballpark

Reed’s walk scores Gerber for first run in Las Vegas Ballpark history

Summerlin, Nev. — Though the Sacramento River Cats (4-2) were able to plate the first run in the new stadium’s history, the Las Vegas Aviators (5-1) would brave the wind for a 10-2 victory at Las Vegas Ballpark’s grand opening.

Sacramento loaded the bases in the first inning and scored first thanks to outfielder Michael Reed’s walk, but Aviators right-handers Chris Bassitt and Daniel Mengden would limit the River Cats to just two hits the rest of the game. Mengden, in particular, was dominant with six one-hit innings and nine strikeouts.

River Cats right-hander Tyler Beede (0-0, 0.00) will be back on the mound looking to build off his impressive start last Friday night when he struck out eight in four scoreless innings. The Aviators are scheduled to send righty Jake Buchanan to the hill. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations

Zach Green’s Homers Lead Sacramento River Cats Past Rainiers

Carmichael native Zach Green homers twice to clinch opening series win

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats (3-1) picked up their third win in the first four games of the 2019 campaign, defeating the Tacoma Rainiers (1-3) 10-3 behind a pair of long balls from Jesuit High School alum and Sacramento third baseman Zach Green.

Fan-favorite lefty Ty Blach got the start on Sunday, kicking off his return to West Sacramento after spending the last two seasons in the big leagues. Blach was tagged for three runs in the opening frame before settling down to blank the Rainiers over the next three. He finished his season debut with a no decision.

The River Cats’ bats showed no signs of cooling off following their 11-run outburst on Saturday night, putting up a 10-spot on the visiting Rainiers. The club’s 31 runs this season ranks second behind only the Las Vegas Aviators. Catcher Stephen Vogt gave the River Cats the lead for good when he smacked a homer to dead center in the 5th inning, while Green added solo home runs in the 4th and 8th innings.

The Sacramento bullpen closed the game strong again this afternoon, as Pat Venditte, Williams Jerez, and Sam Coonrod combined for five shutout innings of relief.

The River Cats and Rainiers will close the book on their five-game set on Monday with RHP Enderson Franco (0-0, No ERA) making his San Francisco Giants’ organizational debut. Tacoma will send RHP Nabil Crismatt (0-0, No ERA) to the mound, who like Franco will also be making his organizational debut for his respective team. First pitch is set for 12:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.5 FM being at 7:00 p.m. (PT).

Match Recap Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations