The Inland Empire 66ers defeated the visiting San Jose Giants 5-3 yesterday, improving to 64-72 on the season.
With bases loaded in the first, Keith Grieshaber doubled on a line drive to center field, bringing in three runs for the 66ers. Grieshaber then scored on Connor Justus’ sacrifice fly to secure a comfy 4-0 lead.
Gio Brusa put San Jose on the board with a RBI-double the following inning. Jared Walsh’s RBi in the fifth put IE back up to a four-run lead.
Brusa and Bryan Reynolds each added a sac fly in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, to close the gap to 5-3.
Joe Gatto (3-2) secured the win in 5.2 innings as he struck out three and allowed four hits and two runs.
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Will Headean (0-1) pitched 2 1/3 innings, struck out three and allowed three hits a run in Lake Elsinore’s loss to the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field yesterday.
Eric Filia and Joe DeCarlo each had a home run for Modesto in the fifth and eighth innings respectively. Kyle Lewis had a RBI-single in the third.
Nathan Bannister (8-7) pitched five innings for the Nuts, striking out three and allowing all three of Lake Elsinore’s hits.
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Lancaster’s Wes Rodgers hit a two-run double in the fourth inning as the JetHawks took the victory over the Quakes at The Hanger.
Rodgers hit a two-run double, his 35th of the season, as part of Lancaster’s three-run inning.
Down, 4-1, after five innings, Quincy Latimore hit a two-run homer. DJ Peters followed with his 25th homer of the season to tie it at 4-4.
The JetHawks answered back with two runs in the eighth inning, but the Quakes weren’t done yet.
In the ninth inning, Ibandel Isabel ran home after a throwing error by JetHawks’ Avery Romero.
Zach McKinstry followed with an RBI single.
The Quakes were unable to score in the 10th inning.
Lancaster (76-50) took the walk-off victory after Avery Romero walked, scoring Scott Burcham.
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