Grizzlies Report 6/1: Fresno 10, Sacramento 9 (11 innings)

The Fresno BeeJune 1, 2014 

It's a walkoff!: There was plenty of drama at Chukchansi Park, as Fresno rallied from a 9-3 deficit to force extra innings and escaped with a 10-9 walkoff victory after 11 innings in front of 7,738 fans Sunday afternoon in a Pacific Coast League game. Juan Ciriaco was the star, going 3 for 6, including the game-ending, two-out chopper down the third-base line to score Darren Ford for the winning run. It was the Grizzlies' first walk-off win this season.

Dominguez goes deep: Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, Grizzlies RF Chris Dominguez smacked a two-out, three-run homer for Fresno's first lead of the game.

Sacramento goes up: Down by one, the River Cats stormed back with seven runs in the fifth inning. Grizzlies SP Mitch Lively, who had a solid start with six strikeouts and three hits through four innings loaded the bases on a walk and consecutive singles. RHP Mason Tobin relieved Lively, but to no avail as Sacramento's Daric Barton took Tobin for a go-ahead, two-run single to right. Tobin got back on track with a strikeout of Nate Freiman but a Shane Peterson walk and Michael Taylor single loaded the bases. Tobin surrendered three more runs to Sacramento before Jorge Bucardo came in to end the inning.

Grizzlies charge back: Despite the seven-run fifth, the Grizzlies weren't done yet as Travis Ishikawa spurred the three-inning comeback with a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the inning to close the gap at 9-5. In the sixth, following Nick Noonan's leadoff single, Ciriaco homered on a deep bomb that bounced off the top of the scoreboard beyond left-center. Two outs later, Mark Minicozzi doubled home Joe Panik to cut the deficit to one run. In the seventh, with one out and runners on first and second, Ciriaco leveled the score on a single.

Up next: Fresno sends LHP Edwin Escobar (2-5, 5.25 ERA) against Sacramento in the Highway 99 series finale at 7:05 p.m. Monday. The River Cats will counter with RHP Marcus Walden (2-1, 4.89), a former Central High and Fresno City star, in a Pacific Coast League homecoming.

Grizzlies 10, River Cats 9

Sacramento

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Buss, LF 5 1 2 1 1 1 .272

Parrino, 2B 5 2 2 1 1 3 .302

Barton, DH 4 1 2 2 1 0 .302

Freiman, 1B 5 0 1 0 1 3 .267

Peterson, CF 4 2 0 0 2 0 .305

Taylor, RF 6 1 3 1 0 2 .249

Martinez, 3B 4 1 1 2 1 1 .272

Ortiz, C 6 0 0 0 0 3 .242

Ladendorf, SS  1 1 2 1 1 .314

Totals 44 9 12 9 8 14 .280

Fresno

AB R H RBI BB SO AVG

Ford, CF-LF 5 0 1 0 1 1 .268

Panik, 2B 4 2 2 0 2 0 .323

Minicozzi, LF 5 1 2 1 0 2 .415

Brown, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260

Duvall, DH 4 1 1 0 2 1 .333

Ishikawa, 1B 6 1 3 2 0 0 .288

Dominguez, RF 4 3 2 3 1 0 .283

Noonan, SS 5 1 2 0 0 3 .268

Ciriaco, 3B 6 1 3 4 0 1 .229

Quiroz, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 .333

Totals 45 10 16 10 6 9 .277

Sacramento 011 070 000 00 — 9 12 0

Fresno 000 323 100 01 — 10 16 0

LOB: Sacramento 12; Fresno 11. 2B: Minicozzi (5), Dominguez (9). HR: Dominguez (8), Ciriaco (2).

Sacramento

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Leon 4.2 7 5 5 3 6 4.28

Nieve 1.0 2 3 3 1 0 7.30

Smyth 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 3.91

Savery 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 3.52

Scribner 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 4.57

Humber (L, 1-3) 1.2 2 1 1 2 2 4.03

Fresno

IP H R ER BB SO ERA

Lively 4.0 5 5 5 2 6 4.42

Tobin 0.2 3 4 4 2 2 4.45

Bucardo 2.0 4 0 0 1 3 4.34

Hembree 2.1 0 0 0 1 3 0.75

Cordier 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 5.48

Reifer (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 4.20

HBP: Freiman (by Heston), Taylor, M (by Dunning), Brown, G (by Buschmann).

T: 3:03. A: 12,201.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Pacific

North Division

W L Pct GB

Sacramento (Athletics) 35 22 .614 —

Reno (Diamondbacks) 34 23 .596 1

Fresno (Giants) 29 29 .500 6½

Tacoma (Mariners) 22 33 .400 12

South Division

W L Pct GB

Las Vegas (Mets) 34 23 .596 —

El Paso (Padres) 28 30 .483 6½

Albuquerque (Dodgers) 25 30 .455 8

Salt Lake (Angels) 20 37 .351 14

American

North Division

W L Pct GB

Iowa (Cubs) 29 25 .537 —

Oklahoma City (Astros) 31 27 .534 —

Omaha (Royals) 29 28 .509 1½

Colorado Springs (Rockies) 24 32 .429 6

South Division

W L Pct GB

Nashville (Brewers) 31 27 .534 —

New Orleans (Marlins) 29 28 .509 1½

Memphis (Cardinals) 28 29 .491 2½

Round Rock (Rangers) 26 31 .456 4½

Sunday

Reno 7 Las Vegas 4

Iowa 5 Nashville 2

New Orleans 9 Colorado Springs 8

Fresno 10 Sacramento 9

Memphis 2 Oklahoma City 1

El Paso 5 Tacoma 4

Round Rock 11 Omaha 4

Salt Lake 4 Albuquerque 3

Monday

Iowa at Nashville 5:05 p.m.

Memphis at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso 5:35 p.m.

Salt Lake at Albuquerque 6:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Colorado Springs 6:05 p.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 7:05 p.m.

Reno at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday

Iowa at Nashville 10:05 a.m.

Salt Lake at Albuquerque 11:05 a.m.

Sacramento at Fresno 11:05 a.m.

Memphis at Oklahoma City 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at Round Rock 5:05 p.m.

Tacoma at El Paso 5:35 p.m.

New Orleans at Colorado Springs 6:05 p.m.

Reno at Las Vegas 7:05 p.m.

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