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The final Saturday night game of the 2012 regular season drew a sold-out crowd of more than 14,000 fans to Raley Field to watch the Sacramento River Cats in game four of a five-game series with the Salt Lake Bees. After winning the first two games of the series the River Cats dropped their second straight game to the Bees on Saturday by a final score of 4-3. The score was quickly 1-0 in favor of Sacramento when Collin Cowgill, who reached base on an error, was driven home on a single to center field by Kila Ka’aihue in the bottom half of the first inning. However, Sacramento’s lead would not last long. With two outs in the top of the second inning Hank Conger hit the first of three Sal
On a 98-degree Saturday night the Sacramento River Cats were looking to bounce back from Friday’s shutout by the Tucson Padres. The River Cats managed to get back on the scoreboard, but they were doubled up by the Padres in an 8-4 loss to drop the second game of the series at Raley Field. Saturday night was also Swing for the Cure night with River Cat players, coaches, and yes, even Stomper, wearing special jerseys that were sold through a silent auction held on the concourse during the game. Auction proceeds supported breast cancer awareness and research. The opening bid for each jersey was $60 and before the game’s first pitch, bids were already as high as $200. It was smooth sailing f
The Tucson Padres began their only visit to Raley Field on Friday night before a crowd of 9,220. The series opener was not a good one for the Sacramento River Cats. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock was perfect through the first four innings but a leadoff home run by Matt Clark to start the fifth inning was the beginning of bad things for the River Cats. The Padres would add five more runs over the course of the game to beat Sacramento 6-0 in the River Cats' 100th game of the season. The River Cats managed just three hits on the night while the Padres received the home run by Clark in the fifth inning and a tape measure home run by Jedd Gyorko in the sixth. Gyorko’s shot to left field lande
Friday the 13th brought with it a temperature drop of 22 degrees from the first pitch of Thursday’s Sacramento River Cats game. The change made Friday’s game feel like it was in the middle of April rather than the middle of July as the Cats continued their series against the visiting Las Vegas 51s. Despite a brilliant pitching performance by Dan Straily, the lone hit he allowed was a costly home run in the fifth inning by the 51s Eric Thames. The River Cats never got their offense going and were shut out 1-0 before an announced crowd of 8,362. Straily was dominant over seven innings as he struck out 13 Las Vegas batters and walked just two. However, the River Cats were unable to provide
In what had been a close game for the first six innings, the Sacramento River Cats used a five-run seventh inning to distance themselves from the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and take game one of the four-game series by a final score of 9-3 on Saturday night at Raley Field. Saturday night also meant it was a fireworks night at the ballpark in West Sacramento, and a crowd of 11,130 came out for the game and the pyrotechnic show that begins once the final out is recorded on the field. The River Cats received yet another outstanding performance by a starting pitcher. Recently named Pacific Coast League All-Star Graham Godfrey kept his perfect record intact and improved to 8-0 on the season. God