Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats cap month with one-sided win

Highlight: The River Cats break the game open early with a four-run second and defeat the Fresno Grizzlies 12-3 on Saturday night at Chukchansi Park. The Cats won their third game in a row and their 20th in 24 games.

May turnaround: The River Cats began May with two wins in eight games and ended it with 10 wins in their final 11 games.

Take a bow: Stephen Vogt, Michael Taylor and Daric Barton each homer as part of a 14-hit River Cats attack. Taylor and Vogt, who also doubled, each finish with three RBIs. Andy Parrino had three hits. Nate Freiman, Shane Peterson and Barton each had two hits.

On top: A loss by Las Vegas (34-22) gives the River Cats (35-21) the best record in the Pacific Coast League.

Today: River Cats RHP Arnold Leon (5-1, 5.23 ERA) vs. Fresno RHP Mitch Lively (2-3, 6.18), 2:05 p.m., Chukchansi Park, Fresno.

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River Cats 12, Grizzlies 3

RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss lf 6 1 1 0 0 0 .272
Parrino 2b 5 3 3 1 0 1 .302
Vogt c 4 3 2 3 1 2 .364
Ortiz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Freiman dh 4 0 2 2 0 2 .267
Peterson cf 4 1 2 1 1 1 .305
M.Taylor rf 4 2 1 3 0 0 .249
Barton 1b 4 1 2 1 1 0 .302
Jos.Martinez 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Ladendorf ss 4 1 1 1 0 2 .314
Totals 40 12 14 12 3 8 .280
Fresno AB R H BI BB SO Avg
G.Brown cf 3 1 0 0 0 1 .260
Panik 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .323
Minicozzi dh 4 0 1 1 0 1 .415
Ishikawa 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .288
C.Dominguez rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .283
Noonan ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .268
Ciriaco 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .229
D.Ford lf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .268
T.Brown c 3 0 1 1 0 1 .333
Totals 33 3 7 3 0 9 .277
RIVER CATS 242 102 001 12 14 1
Fresno 110 000 100 3 7 2

E–Buschmann (1); Noonan (3); C.Dominguez (5). LOB–RIVER CATS 7; Fresno 4. 2B–Peterson (11); Vogt (8). HR–Vogt (3) off Heston; M.Taylor (5) off Heston; Barton (1) off Heston; Noonan (2) off Buschmann. RBIs–Peterson (25), M.Taylor 3 (26), Parrino (22), Vogt 3 (19), Freiman 2 (50), Ladendorf (31), Barton (6); Minicozzi (15), T.Brown (1), Noonan (10). SB–Ciriaco (10) 2B; D.Ford (5) 2B. SF–Ladendorf.

RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Buschmann W,4-0 7 7 3 2 0 9 4.28
Jo.Flores 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.52
Fresno IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Heston L,4-3 1 7 6 5 2 0 4.42
Dunning 3 5 3 3 0 1 4.45
Reifer 2 1 2 2 1 4 4.34
Runzler 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.75
Cordier 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.48

Heston pitched to 6 batters in the 2nd.

Inherited runners-scored–Dunning 2-0.

T–3:03. A–12,201.

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