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DIAZ’ TWO SAC FLIES LEAD QUAKES OVER RAWHIDE

Photo: Steve Cummings/CalLeagueHeat.com

A low-scoring affair in Visalia was decided on two runs driven in on sacrifice flies, both by Rancho Cucamonga’s RF Yusniel Diaz, as the Quakes topped the Rawhide 2-1 Saturday night. A packed house of 3,025 at Recreation Park saw just eight hits combined as five Rancho Cucamonga pitchers throttled the Rawhide offense to make the two runs stand up.

Diaz, the Dodgers’ #6 prospect per Baseball America, went 0-for-2 at the plate, but was able to drive in CF DJ Peters who doubled ahead of him in the fourth inning. It was the first hit of the night for the Quakes against Bo Takahashi, who went six strong inning but got no run support. Diaz’ second sac fly came in the sixth.

RHP Dean Kremer started for the Quakes and battled through 2 2/3 innings allowing a hit and three walks, but no runs. RHP Andrew Istler (W, 2-2) came on to get the last out of the third inning and was solid over 3 1/3 innings, allowing one hit, no runs, no walks and striking out five to get the win.

2B Daniel Lockhart went 2-for-4 for the Rawhide and SS Sergio Alcantara blasted his second homerun of the season for Visalia’s only run.

The four-game series continues Sunday with Rancho Cucamonga’s Mitchell White facing Visalia’s Ryan Atkinson.

TRANSACTIONS OF NOTE

A couple of big-leaguers are included in the Cal League transactions this week:

  • OF Denard Span has been sent to San Jose on a rehab assignment and went 0-for-2 last night against Rancho Cucamonga. Span has played in 14 games with the San Francisco Giants and has had two different stints of missing time big-league due to injury.
  • RHP Rubby De La Rosa had three one-inning outings with the Visalia Rawhide and has now been sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ extended spring training. In his three outings with Visalia, De La Rosa allowed one hit and no runs with no walks and two strikeouts over 3IP.

TONIGHT’S GAMES

STOCKTON at LAKE ELSINORE

MODESTO at LANCASTER

RANCHO CUCAMONGA at SAN JOSE

VISALIA at INLAND EMPIRE

WEEKEND MATCHUPS

All eight Cal League teams are 21 games into the season with the Modesto Nuts (13-8) and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (13-8) atop the divisions. Modesto has a two-game lead in the North over Stockton (11-10) and Visalia (11-10) and is three games up on San Jose (10-11).

The Quakes are four games clear of Lake Elsinore and Lancaster, both 9-12, while Inland Empire sits five games out at 8-13.

Three game sets are on tap for the weekend as follows:

RANCHO CUCAMONGA at LANCASTER
STOCKTON at SAN JOSE
LAKE ELSINORE at INLAND EMPIRE
VISALIA at MODESTO

Starting for Rancho Cucamonga tonight is RHP Mitchell White (1-1, 2.35). White is the Dodgers #10 prospect per MLBPipeline and ranks #19 by Baseball America. Opponents are hitting .248 against the 2016 second-round draft pick and White’s WHIP is 0.98.

In San Jose tonight, the Giants will send RHP Mike Connolly to the mound. Connolly is making his fourth start and checks in with a record of 1-2 with a 1.26 ERA. The 2013 draftee out of Maine has walked four against 13 strikeouts on the season.

 

 

ORTIZ SHINES FOR HIGH DESERT WITH 6IP, 1H

Photo: MiLB.com

Photo: MiLB.com

The High Desert Mavericks rode the arm of Luis Ortiz and a 14-hit attack to pound out a 9-1 victory over the Visalia Rawhide on Saturday night. The home Rawhide hurt their own cause with a season-high six errors as well.

The visiting Mavericks broke open a 1-1 contest with a string of deuces in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, then put up two more runs in the ninth.

Ortiz, the Rangers’ #4 prospect in Baseball America’s rankings, allowed just one hit over six innings, a solo homer to Colin Bray in the third inning. The right-hander threw 59 pitches with 41 of them strikes while striking out five against 0 walks.

The Mavericks (24-12) have taken the first two games of the four-game set in Visalia and remained a game back of first-place Rancho Cucamonga (25-11) in the South division. The Rawhide (23-12) saw their lead in the North trimmed to two games as the San Jose Giants knocked off Modesto.

SCOREBOARD

MODESTO – 7
SAN JOSE – 11

LAKE ELSINORE – 1
LANCASTER 5

HIGH DESERT – 9
VISALIA – 1

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – 5
INLAND EMPIRE – 3

STOCKTON – 6
BAKERSFIELD – 9

 

MODESTO BLANKS VISALIA, MOVES INTO FIRST-PLACE TIE

ModestoA stellar pitching duel in Visalia saw Modesto’s Anthony Senzatela throw eight shutout innings at the Rawhide as the Nuts won a 4-3 decision, forging a tie atop the North Division. Senzatela (7-5), the Rockies’ #11 prospect, struck out seven and allowed five hits without a walk to earn the victory, which gave the Nuts and Rawhide identical 18-7 records in the second-half standings.

Visalia’s Anthony Banda (L, 6-8) was nearly as good, going 6 1/3 and allowing just one run on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts. But he gave up a seventh-inning run by allowing a pair of one-0ut singles to start a rally that reliever Bud Jeter couldn’t quell.

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JETHAWKS BECOME PORTS IN MLB DEADLINE DEAL

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching and the first of what should be many deals happened yesterday with the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s swapping players. Houston acquired LHP Scott Kazmir for “a pair of minor-leaguers” who were both playing with the Lancaster Jethawks,

The A’s received C Jacob Nottingham and P Daniel Mengden, both of whom were assigned to the Stockton Ports. Nottingham had recently been promoted to Lancaster from Quad Cities where he batted .326/.387/.543 with 10 homers in 59 games. In 17 games at Lancaster, it was more of the same: .324/.368/.606 with 4 homers.

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RAWHIDE PUSH ACROSS A RUN IN 9TH FOR 1-0 WIN

A brilliant pitcher’s duel in Rancho Cucamonga saw the Visalia Rawhide eke out a 1-0 win over the Quakes on Sunday. Two singles and a throwing error on a sacrifice attempt loaded the bases before Stryker Trahan brought in the only run with a sacrifice fly. Rancho Cucamonga got the tying and winning runs to second and third in the bottom of the ninth, but Joey Krehbiel got a strikeout to finish the game and earn his ninth save.

Ryan Doran went seven scoreless innings for the visiting Rawhide, striking out four. John Richy also threw zeroes for seven innings for the Quakes, leaving the games in the hands of the bullpens.

Johnny Shuttlesworth and Steve Hathaway (W, 4-0), combined for a scoreless inning before Krehbiel’s high-wire act resulted in another scoreless innings.

Visalia continues to lead the way in the second half with a 17-6 record, good for a two-game lead in the North Division, and 59-34 overall. Rancho Cucamonga is 10-12 in the second half, 1 1/2 games behind first-place Lancaster in the South Division (51-41 overall).

SUNDAY SCOREBOARD

SAN JOSE 3, LANCASTER 2
Chase Johnson (W, 6-3) strikes out eight over seven innings.

MODESTO 5, LAKE ELSINORE 4
Nuts push across two runs in the eighth for the win.

STOCKTON 8, BAKERSFIELD 2
Franklin Barreto homers twice in Ports win.

INLAND EMPIRE at HIGH DESERT – PPD, DOUBLEHEADER RAINED OUT

 

STORM BEATS RAWHIDE IN PITCHER’S DUEL, 3-1

storm_logoThe Lake Elsinore Storm scored two deciding runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to post a 3-1 victory over Visalia, avoiding a sweep in the three-game series. A crowd of 6,096 at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore saw the home team break  up a tense pitching duel and knock off the juggernaut Rawhide.

Visalia starter R.J.Hively went six strong innings, striking out 10, but was matched by Lake Elsinore’s Ronald Herrera, who gave up just one earned run over 5 1/3 innings. Gabriel Quintana doubled in a run for the Storm in the bottom of the fourth to break the scoreless tie. In the top of the sixth, Visalia’s Jamie Westbrook singled in a run to tie it up.

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PALKA’S WALKOFF WINS IT FOR RAWHIDE

RawhideThe Visalia Rawhide have been a powerhouse this season, winning the first-half title in the North Division and getting out of the gate strong in the second half, despite numerous roster changes. But on Monday they were playing to avoid a sweep at home against the Bakersfield Blaze.

It all looked good for Visalia through seven innings as they held a 4-0 lead and starter Ryan Doran and reliever Bud Jeter had put up a string of zeroes. But Bakersfield got up off the mat in the eighth with four runs to tie the game.

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11 HOMERS AMONG FIREWORKS AT HIGH DESERT

The High Desert Mavericks and Visalia Rawhide went toe-t0-toe to open the second half of the season in an Adelanto classic last night. The Mavericks scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth and held on for a 14-13 win.

The ball left the yard 11 times. Visalia got two homers from 2B Jamie Westbrook and one each from C Stryker Trahan and LF Alex Glenn. High Desert totaled seven home runs, two from SS Alberto Triunfel, and one apiece from LF Royce Bolinger, DH Joe Jackson, C Kellen Deglan, RF Zach Cone and 1B Ronald Guzman.

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