Rawhide Report for 7/1: Bakersfield 12, Visalia 11

The Fresno BeeJuly 1, 2014 

Everybody hits: Bakersfield put up twin three-run innings to start the game, added five in the fifth to make it 11-4, saw Visalia rally with four in the fifth and three in the seventh to force a tie, then the visiting Blaze pushed across one in the eighth and held on for a 12-11 Cal League victory Tuesday. Even the No. 9 hitters — the Blaze's Sammy Diaz and Visalia's Ronnie Freeman — combined to go 5 for 10 with six RBIs. Cody Wheeler's three wild pitches helped deliver the go-ahead run for Bakersfield.

Up next: Visalia RH Aaron Blair (3-2, 3.61 ERA) faces Blaze RH Mikey O'Brien (1-0, 7.94) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Blair went 3-0 in June, striking out 39 in 321/3 innings. O'Brien has allowed 10 runs in 111/3 innings since being sent down from Double-A Pensacola.

Blaze 12, Rawhide 11

Bakersfield 330 050 010 — 12 17 2

Visalia 002 240 300 — 11 15 0

WP: McMyne (4-1). LP: Wheeler (3-4). Sv: Klimesh (3). V, Navarro 2-5, 3RBI; Fidel Pena 2-5, 3RBi, 3R; Ronnie Freeman 3-5, 2RBI, 2R. B, Sean Buckley 4-5, 3RBi, 3R, 2 2B; Jeff Gelalich 3-5, 2R; John Tolisano 2-4, RBI, 2R.

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

North Division

W L Pct GB

Stockton (Athletics) 9 3 .750 —

x-Bakersfield (Reds) 6 6 .500 3

San Jose (Giants) 6 6 .500 3

Visalia (Diamondbacks) 5 7 .417 4

Modesto (Rockies) 4 8 .333 5

South Division

W L Pct GB

Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) 11 1 .917 —

High Desert (Mariners) 7 5 .583 4

Lake Elsinore (Padres) 7 5 .583 4

x-Lancaster (Astros) 4 8 .333 7

Inland Empire (Angels) 1 11 .083 10

x-clinched first half

Tuesday

Lake Elsinore 6, Inland Empire 3

San Jose 7, Modesto 3

Stockton 7, Lancaster 5

Rancho Cucamonga 10, High Desert 7

Bakersfield 12, Visalia 11

Wednesday

Inland Empire at Lake Elsinore, 6:05 p.m.

Bakersfield at Visalia, 7 p.m.

Lancaster at Stockton, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose at Modesto, 7:05 p.m.

High Desert at Rancho Cucamonga, 7:05 p.m.

 

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