Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Elmore’s hit gives Cats walk-off victory

• Highlight: Jake Elmore singled to right with one out to score Shane Peterson and lift the River Cats past the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field for their 10th walk-off win this season.

• Two and done: River Cats starter Josh Lindblom took Gary Brown’s line shot off his left ankle on the second pitch of the game, and the ball ricocheted to third baseman Jose Martinez on the fly.Lindblom had to be removed and was replaced by Tucker Healy, who made his Triple-A debut.

• Mound help: Right-handers Seth Frankoff (2.42 ERA, 15 saves) and Healy (1.72 ERA, seven saves Stockton/Midland) joined the River Cats from Double-A Midland, and right-handers Jose Flores and Deryk Hooker were sent to Midland.

• Local homers: Fresno’s Andrew Susac (Jesuit High) hit a leadoff homer in the second inning, his second at Raley Field this season.

• Today: River Cats RHP Matt Buschmann (5-4, 4.85) vs. Fresno RHP Chris Heston (7-3, 3.70), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

– Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee


River Cats 5, Grizzlies 4

Fresno AB R H BI BB SO Avg
G.Brown cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .267
D.Ford lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .316
Belt 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .533
Susac c 3 2 2 1 1 0 .269
Ishikawa rf 3 1 1 2 1 2 .262
C.Dominguez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Minicozzi dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284
Noonan 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .244
A.Santos 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .100
Totals 34 4 7 4 3 9 .276
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss lf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .273
Parrino ss 5 0 0 0 0 3 .280
Peterson cf 4 2 3 0 1 0 .313
Barton 1b 4 1 2 1 1 0 .290
Elmore 2b 5 1 3 1 0 0 .250
Aliotti rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244
Jos.Martinez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .270
Carrithers dh 3 0 1 1 1 1 .304
Exposito c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Totals 37 5 12 3 4 7 .280
Fresno 010 210 000 4 7 2
RIVER CATS 000 004 001 5 12 1

  E–A.Santos (3); Belt (1); Frankoff (1). LOB–Fresno 6; RIVER CATS 11. 2B–A.Santos (1); Belt (3); Peterson (23). 3B–Peterson (2). HR–Susac (7) off Healy; Ishikawa (7) off Healy. RBIs–Susac (24), Ishikawa 2 (28), D.Ford (11); Barton (18), Carrithers (31), Elmore (4). SB–Elmore (4) 3B; Aliotti (1) 3B. CS–Peterson (2) 2B. RISP–Fresno 1 for 8; RIVER CATS 5 for 14. Runners left in scoring position–D.Ford; Ishikawa; Minicozzi; Carrithers; Aliotti; Elmore; Buss. GIDP–Noonan. DP–Fresno 1; RIVER CATS 1.

Fresno IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Kickham 51/3 8 4 0 1 4 3.46
Cordier 12/3 1 0 0 1 2 3.57
Runzler 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.78
Tobin L,1-2 1/3 3 1 1 0 1 4.24
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lindblom 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 5.86
T.Healy 22/3 2 1 1 0 4 3.38
Frankoff 11/3 2 3 3 1 1 20.25
O’Flaherty 1 1 0 0 1 2 4.32
Smyth 12/3 1 0 0 0 0 2.88
Savery W,5-0 2 1 0 0 1 2 2.52

  Inherited runners-scored–Cordier 3-0, O’Flaherty 1-1.

  T–3:11. A–8,089.

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