McBean Stadium was rocking on Friday for Opening Night, with an attendance of 1,454. Anthony Perez (Cal State East Bay) set the tone early, with four scoreless innings, zero walks and five strikeouts, which put him in line for the win.
Perez was able to escape a jam in the 1st inning, thanks in part to a beautifully turned double play by SS JT Maloney (Sac City) and 2B Cade Sanchez (Texas A&M Corpus Christi).
The Potters bats came to life quickly in the second inning, starting with a double down the line from Brandon Springer (William Jessup). Landon Weiss (William Jessup), who got the call from first year manager Jon Peters to join the Potters three days prior to Opening Night, got the scoring started with an RBI single to center field, knocking in his William Jessup teammate. Cade Sanchez followed with a two-run single to extend the Potters lead to 4-0 after two innings.
The bullpen picked up right where Perez left off. Logan Bell (Bowling Green State) went two innings, notching three strikeouts, and allowing one unearned run, on an error by LF Zack Malone (Sacramento State), which plated the Knicks second run of the game.
Following the error, Bell found himself in a tight situation. With the help of 1,454 energetic Potter fans, he was able to record a crucial strikeout of Joey Taddie to end the inning.
Peyton Stumbo (UNR) closed it out for the Potters with two scoreless innings, striking out four. Stumbo earned the save as well, resulting in a final score of 5-2.
The Potters take game one of the three-game series with the Novato Knicks, and will take the field again tomorrow at 6:05 PM @ McBean Stadium for Strikeout Cancer Night with fireworks after the game.
The Potters lost on Tuesday night by a score of 23-2. The Rogues scored in 5 consecutive innings. Getting 3 runs in the 2nd, 5 runs in the 3rd, one run in the 4th, 4 runs in the 5th, and 8 runs in the 6th inning. Tommy Ahlstrom went 6-6 for with the Rogues 4 doubles, 2 homeruns and 5 RBI. The Rogues had 21 hits in the game and reached base 29 times in the game. The Rogues offense could not be stopped while the Potters offense could not get going. The Potters got 2 runs in the third inning off a Joe Starick triple. Kolby Button responded to the triple by striking out the next 5 hitters. Kolby Button got the win and Walker Dodero got the loss in the game. The Potters fall to 15-10 and the Rogues improve to 15-11.
The Potters will look to avoid the sweep tonight on Weiner Wednesday. The gates open at 5:30 and the first pitch is at 6:35. You can buy tickets here: Tickets
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