They couldn’t find their husbands, and that realization left the ladies to look at each other, then the heavens. Then they laughed.

In a 7-6 Las Vegas win Tuesday night, Eric Campbell hit a one-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning to put the 51s ahead for good.

Highlights: The River Cats rallied from a three-run deficit but lost to host Las Vegas 7-6 Monday night when the 51s’ Matt den Dekker drove in the winning run with a two-out infield single in the ninth inning.

Highlights: Kent Matthes’ bases-loaded double gave the River Cats a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but they allowed host Salt Lake to score the last 13 runs in a 13-4 loss Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark. Jose Martinez, Nate Freiman and Michael Taylor drew walks in the first to set up Matthes’ double to right field. Shane Peterson’s solo home run gave Sacramento a 4-0 lead in the second.

E–M.Taylor (1, throw), Nakajima (1, fielding), Ladendorf (1, throw). LOB–RIVER CATS 6; Salt Lake 9. 2B–Matthes (1, Jo.Alvarez); G.Green (2, Murphy); Cron (2, Humber). 3B–M.Long (1, Murphy), Boesch (1, McBryde). HR–Peterson (1, 2nd inning off Jo.Alvarez, 0 on, 2 out). RISP–RIVER CATS 2-for-8; Salt Lake 6-for-14. Runners left in scoring position–Goebbert 2; Matthes; E.Navarro 2; Field; L.Martinez 2. SB–G.Green (2, 2B). CS–Lopez, R (1, 3B). DP–Salt Lake 1 (Boshers-Cron).

Pitching will define the River Cats this season, which starts today in Salt Lake City. And if they lose a pitcher or two to the A’s, that’s a measure of success beyond wins and losses.

Eric Berger knows Raley Field; he watched games at the Triple-A park while growing up in Roseville. He also knows how to pitch, once striking out an area-tying record 20 batters at Woodcreek High School, where he was The Bee’s Player of the Year in 2004.


Stephen Vogt doesn’t want to be here, but he is. And the 29-year-old catcher will make the best of his return to the River Cats after getting squeezed out in a numbers game with the A’s because attitude and class define his character.

The River Cats, who will play their 15th season at Raley Field, announced their 2014 schedule Tuesday.

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