Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats pad lead with victory over RedHawks

CATS PAD LEAD WITH VICTORY OVER REDHAWKS

• Highlight: Shane Peterson hit a two-run homer, Colin Walsh had a two-run single, and Jose Martinez collected three hits to lead the River Cats past the Oklahoma City RedHawks 7-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field.

• Heading down the stretch: With 13 games left, the River Cats opened a three-game division lead over Reno, which lost 3-2 to New Orleans. The River Cats also hold the tiebreaker.

• Run at your own risk: River Cats center fielder Nick Buss threw out Carlos Perez trying to stretch a single in the fourth. Buss has thrown out runners in three of the last five games.

• Stassi blast: Yuba City High product Max Stassi led off the RedHawks’ third with a home run that landed on top of the River Cats’ clubhouse in left.

• Ladendorf status: River Cats shortstop Tyler Ladendorf, who has completed a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse, could be activated today.

• Today: River Cats RHP Matt Buschmann (7-6, 4.59 ERA) at Memphis Redbirds LHP John Gast (3-2, 4.85), 5:05 p.m., AutoZone Park, Memphis, Tenn.

Mark McDermott, Bee correspondent


River Cats 7, RedHawks 4

Okla. City AB R H BI BB SO Avg
J.Villar ss 5 0 3 1 0 1 .272
Torreyes 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .307
Hoes dh 3 0 1 1 1 2 .320
Tucker lf 4 0 0 1 0 2 .271
D.Santana rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .292
Aplin cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .284
C.Perez 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .263
Stassi c 4 1 1 1 0 3 .239
Mier 2b 4 2 1 0 0 1 .231
Totals 36 4 10 4 1 9 .282
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Gentry rf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .267
B.Burns cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .164
Buss cf-rf 4 0 2 1 1 0 .295
Blanks dh 5 1 2 0 0 0 .298
Peterson lf 3 2 1 2 2 1 .316
Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Jos.Martinez ss 4 2 3 0 0 0 .261
Carrithers 3b 2 1 2 0 1 0 .279
Walsh 2b 3 1 1 2 0 1 .264
Ortiz c 3 0 1 1 1 0 .216
Totals 32 7 12 7 5 4 .273
Okla. City 002 000 200 4 10 0
RIVER CATS 041 002 00x 7 12 1

 E–Carrithers (4). LOB–Okla. City 6; RIVER CATS 9. 2B–C.Perez (15). HR–Stassi (7) off Neal; Peterson (11) off Rodriguez. RBIs–Stassi (40), Tucker (43), J.Villar (24), Hoes (13); Walsh 2 (16), Gentry (5), Buss (62), Ortiz (22), Peterson 2 (82). SB–J.Villar (22) 3B; Hoes (5) 3B. S–Carrithers. SF–Gentry. RISP–Okla. City 2-for-9; RIVER CATS 3-for-10. Runners left in scoring position–Hoes; Tucker 2; Blanks; Gentry 2; Barton; Ortiz.

Okla. City IP H R ER BB SO ERA
L.Cruz L,1-1 22/3 6 5 5 4 1 7.90
Shirley 21/3 2 0 0 0 2 4.18
Ri.Rodriguez 2 3 2 2 0 1 3.28
De Leon 1 1 0 0 1 0 2.70
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Neal W,6-7 62/3 10 4 2 1 7 4.53
Savery H,11 11/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.63
McBryde S,15 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.25

  Inherited runners-scored–Shirley 3-0, Savery 2-0.

  T–2:56. A–7,819.

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