Sacramento River Cats

Sunday begins, ends with victories for River Cats

Sunday was doubly rewarding for the River Cats.

In a 5-hour, 22-minute marathon that ended after midnight, Jarrett Parker hit a walk-off grand slam in the 18th inning to give the River Cats a 6-5 victory over the Salt Lake Bees.

Just over 12 hours later, the teams met in the finale of the four-game series at Raley Field, and the River Cats won 7-2.

Parker’s slam came against Bees catcher Charlie Cutler, making his pro pitching debut after Salt Lake ran out of pitchers. Carlos Triunfel led off with a double, and after two walks loaded the bases with one out, Parker connected to right-center. Parker also had a run-scoring double in the second inning.

After the Bees scored once in the seventh to tie it 2-2, both teams went scoreless until the 18th, when Salt Lake scored three runs on four hits against Brett Bochy.

The 18-inning game tied the longest in River Cats history, a 2-1 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers in 2012. That loss also set the River Cats’ record for longest game by time, 5:32.

River Cats catcher Andrew Susac (Jesuit High School) left in the top of the seventh after a foul ball struck his right hand, and he did not play Sunday.

Guillermo Quiroz replaced Susac and had a big game Sunday, going 2 for 4 with four RBIs. He singled in two runs each in the fourth and eighth.

Brandon Hicks went 4 for 4, including an RBI single, and Adam Duvall added a solo homer for the River Cats.

Jake Dunning picked up the victory, allowing two runs in six innings.

Sacramento’s weekend lineup included Travis Ishikawa, who began a rehabilitation assignment from the Giants because of a strained back.

Bee Sports staff

RIVER CATS 7, BEES 2

Salt LakeAB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

G.Green dh

4

0

1

0

0

0

.381

Yarbrough 2b

4

0

0

0

0

1

.150

Kubitza 3b

4

0

0

0

0

1

.263

Al.Marte rf

4

0

0

0

0

2

.235

Kieschnick lf

3

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Rutledge ss

4

0

1

0

0

2

.176

R.Wheeler 1b

3

1

1

0

0

0

.333

Bandy c

3

1

1

2

0

1

.333

Robertson cf

2

0

2

0

1

0

.357

Totals31

2

6

2

2

7

.220

River CatsAB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

R.Cedeno ss

5

0

2

0

0

1

.294

J.Perez lf

5

0

0

0

0

2

.000

Ishikawa dh

4

0

2

0

0

1

.286

Duvall 1b

3

2

1

1

1

0

.438

J.Parker rf

2

2

0

0

2

2

.125

Hicks 2b

4

2

4

1

0

0

.667

B.Jackson cf

4

1

1

1

0

2

.143

Quiroz c

4

0

2

4

0

0

.375

Triunfel 3b

4

0

0

0

0

1

.133

Totals35

7

12

7

3

9

.205

Salt Lake

000

020

000

2

6

0

River Cats

000

302

02x

7

12

0

LOB–Salt Lake 4; River Cats 7. 2B–B.Jackson (1). HR–Bandy (1) off Dunning; Duvall (2) off Sanabia. RBIs–Bandy 2 (2); Duvall (2), Quiroz 4 (4), Hicks (1), B.Jackson (1). RISP–Salt Lake 0 for 3; River Cats 3 for 9. Runners left in scoring position–Kubitza 2; Triunfel; J.Perez. GIDP–G.Green; Duvall. DP–Salt Lake 1; River Cats 2.

Salt Lake

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Sanabia L,0-1

5

8

5

5

2

7

9.00

E.Ibarra

2

1

0

0

0

1

0.00

Snodgress

1

3

2

2

1

1

9.00

River Cats

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Dunning W,1-0

6

4

2

2

2

3

3.00

Gutierrez H,1

2

2

0

0

0

3

0.00

Broadway

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.00

Sanabia pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

GS–Sanabia 36, Dunning 57. WP–Gutierrez. Inherited runners-scored–E.Ibarra 2-1.

T–2:40. A–8,164.

RIVER CATS SCHEDULE

April

Date

Opponent

Time

Today

Las Vegas

7:05 p.m.

Tues

Las Vegas

7:05 p.m.

Wed

Las Vegas

12:05 p.m.

Thu

Las Vegas

7:05 p.m.

Fri

at Salt Lake

5:35 p.m.

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