Rawhide Report 7/6: Inland Empire 9, Visalia 1

The Fresno BeeJuly 6, 2014 

Blasted in threes: The Inland Empire 66ers scored three runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to defeat the visiting Visalia Rawhide 9-1 on Sunday. Inland Empire first baseman Wade Hinkle smashed two home runs and five RBIs. Visalia had just one extra-base hit, a triple from Ronnie Freeman.

Getting hot: Shortstop Kevin Medrano went 3 for 3 with walk and a run, finishing as the Rawhide's lone multiple hitter. He's hitting .273 for the season and .364 in his past 10 games.

Up next: The teams square off in the series finale Monday, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Rawhide RH Aaron Blair (3-2, 4.09 ERA) is scheduled to face 66ers RH Raymond Hanson (0-1, 5.79).

66ers 9, Rawhide 1

Visalia 000 000 001 — 1 4 1

Inland Empire 000 330 30x — 9 10 1

WP: DeLoach (7-4). LP: Arroyo (4-4). V, Kevin Medrano 3-3, RBI. IE, Wade Hinkle 3-4, 3R, 5RBI; Cal Towey 2B, 2RBI.

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

North Division

W L Pct GB

Stockton (Athletics) 12 5 .706 —

x-Bakersfield (Reds) 10 6 .625 1½

San Jose (Giants) 9 8 .529 3

Visalia (Diamondbacks) 5 12 .294 7

Modesto (Rockies) 4 12 .250 7½

South Division

W L Pct GB

R. Cucamonga (Dodgers) 15 2 .882 —

Lake Elsinore (Padres) 11 6 .647 4

High Desert (Mariners) 8 9 .471 7

x-Lancaster (Astros) 6 11 .353 9

Inland Empire (Angels) 4 13 .235 11

x-clinched first half

Sunday

San Jose 8 Stockton 4

Rancho Cucamonga 17 Lancaster 4

Inland Empire 9 Visalia 1

Lake Elsinore 9 High Desert 0

Monday

Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster 6:30 p.m.

Stockton at San Jose 7 p.m.

Lake Elsinore at High Desert 7:05 p.m.

Visalia at Inland Empire 7:05 p.m.

Modesto at Bakersfield 7:45 p.m.

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