Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats win in 11 on Frieman’s sacrifice fly

• Highlight: Nate Freiman hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to lead the River Cats to a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night at Raley Field.

• Power surge: Entering Thursday’s games, Freiman led the River Cats in home runs (seven), RBIs (44), total bases (88), extra-base hits (22) and multi-RBI games (13), and was tied for most multi-hit games (16). His 44 RBIs were second in the Pacific Coast League.

• Out of position: Catcher Stephen Vogt, who broke into the minor leagues in 2007 as an outfielder, started in left field for the first time with the River Cats.

• Minor bias: Shane Peterson’s diving catch in center field Wednesday night earned the No. 2-rated highlight on ESPN’s SportsCenter that night. Colorado Rockies third baseman Charlie Culbertson, who made a diving catch in foul territory, grabbed the No. 1 spot. Peterson’s was better.

• Next on SportsCenter: River Cats third baseman Alden Carrithers did his best to one-up his teammate Thursday when he reached well into the home dugout, snagged a popup off the bat of Miguel Rojas, fell over the railing and landed face-first on the dugout floor. A top-10 catch, no doubt about it.

• Today: River Cats RHP Josh Lindblom (2-3, 6.19 ERA) vs. Albuquerque RHP Sam Demel (0-1, 6.35), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

– Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee


River Cats 6, Isotopes 5

Albuquerque AB R H BI BB SO Avg
W.Ibarra dh 5 0 2 0 0 0 .216
M.Rojas ss 5 2 2 1 0 0 .281
Pederson cf 5 0 1 1 0 2 .337
C.Robinson 1b 3 1 0 0 2 0 .290
Liddi 3b 5 1 1 0 0 2 .238
Baxter rf 5 1 2 1 0 2 .261
Hazelbaker lf 5 0 2 1 0 1 .400
Erickson c 4 0 2 1 1 1 .227
Triunfel 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .203
Totals 42 5 13 5 3 9 .274
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Carrithers 3b 5 3 3 1 1 0 .317
Parrino ss 6 1 1 1 0 2 .286
Vogt lf 5 1 3 1 1 1 .354
Freiman dh 4 0 0 2 0 2 .254
Peterson cf 5 0 1 1 0 2 .301
M.Taylor rf 3 1 0 0 2 1 .253
Barton 1b 5 0 3 0 0 0 .270
Jos.Martinez 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Ortiz c 4 0 0 0 1 2 .242
Totals 42 6 11 6 5 10 .277
Albuquerque 011 002 100 00 5 13 2
RIVER CATS 200 011 001 01 6 11 0

  E–Triunfel 2 (4). LOB–Albuquerque 7; RIVER CATS 11. 2B–Liddi (3); Baxter (6); Hazelbaker (1); Vogt (6); Barton 2 (4). HR–M.Rojas (2) off Smyth; Parrino (2) off Lee. RBIs–Baxter (9), Pederson (33), Hazelbaker (1), Erickson (9), M.Rojas (8); Vogt (16), Peterson (24), Parrino (21), Carrithers (30), Freiman 2 (46). SB–M.Rojas (6) 2B; Hazelbaker (1) 2B; Carrithers (10) 2B; M.Taylor (7) 2B. CS–W.Ibarra (1) 2B. SF–Freiman 2. RISP–Albuquerque 3-for-12; RIVER CATS 3-for-13. Runners left in scoring position–Erickson; Liddi; M.Rojas; Triunfel; Barton; M.Taylor; Carrithers; Parrino; Peterson; Ortiz. GIDP–Triunfel, M.Rojas. DP–RIVER CATS 2.

Albuquerque IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lee 52/3 4 4 4 5 4 4.73
Hynes 11/3 1 0 0 0 3 4.44
P.Baez H,1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
J.Dominguez 1 2 1 0 0 1 5.65
Y.Garcia L,3-1 12/3 3 1 1 0 1 2.13
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Straily 52/3 10 4 4 3 3 4.01
Smyth 2/3 1 1 1 0 0 3.97
Urlaub 12/3 0 0 0 0 3 4.05
Jo.Flores 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.86
Scribner W,2-1 2 1 0 0 0 3 5.03

  Inherited runners-scored–Hynes 2-1, Smyth 1-0. T–3:50. A–6,711.

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