Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was a Depression-era gangster who threw a few bullets in his time, and Rocklin’s William Floyd sure did Friday night in leading the No. 5 Thunder to a 54-35 victory over visiting No. 18 Del Campo. “The nickname I actually have is ‘Will The Thrill,’ but my dad actually thinks we’re related to ‘Pretty Boy Floyd,’ so I don’t know,” Floyd says.
Brandon Crawford rejoins the lineup but the Giants lose 2-1 at Colorado on Friday night and their losing streak stretches to seven games.
Danny Valencia had two hits, including a grand slam for Oakland, but the A’s lose to the Seattle Mariners 11-8. The two teams, who entered with the worst records in the American League West, combined for 28 hits, including six doubles, one triple and three home runs.
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The last time a true freshman started at middle linebacker for USC to open the football season was in 1978. Cameron Smith, a Granite Bay High School product, will follow in the 37-year-old footsteps of New Zealand’s Riki Gray.
Kevin Frandsen goes 4 for 4 and Darren Ford, Jarrett Parker and Trevor Brown each get two hits as the River Cats defeat Albuquerque 6-1 at Raley Field in the first game of a four-game season-ending series.
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