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Season Finale Slugfest Goes Fresno’s Way; Outlast San Jose 12-10

PHEW! Grizzlies Prevail 11-10 in 12 Innings Against Nuts in Seesaw Affair

September 11, 2022 – California League (CalL)Fresno Grizzlies News Release

San Jose, CA – The Fresno Grizzlies (83-49, 42-24) finished the 2022 regular season on a high note, outlasting the San Jose Giants (74-58, 34-32) 12-10 Sunday evening from Excite Ballpark. Fresno picked up their 83rd victory of the season, the second most wins in Grizzlies history (84 in 2015). The Grizzlies have won 20 of their last 24 contests and improved to 11-7 in two-run affairs. Fresno earned a series triumph over their division foe and completed their 14th overall series win of 2022.

The squads combined to score 22 runs on 21 hits, 13 walks, six hit-by-pitches and two errors. Fresno brought 12 batters to the plate in the first, recording eight runs, their most in that inning. The Grizzlies tallied 11 of their 12 runs over the first three frames and added one final run in the fifth. San Jose notched five runs in the second, three runs in the third and two runs in the seventh. The Grizzlies offense collected 12 runs on 13 hits, eight walks and three hit-by-pitches. Eight of their nine batters secured a run while four starters provided multiple hits and RBI. The Giants lineup supplied 10 runs on eight hits (two for extra-bases), five walks, three hit-by-pitches and two key errors. A pair of hitters yielded three RBI while another two batters mustered multiple runs.

Adael Amador filled up the box score, reaching base five times. He smashed a homer among his three hits, drove in two RBI, scored a trio of times and stole a base. Amador led off the game with a solo shot, his seventh time completing that feat. It was Amador’s 15th clout of the year. Later in the contest, Amador etched his 100th run of the season, putting him alone in second for Grizzlies single-season runs (Calvin Murray, 122, 1999). Amador would also tie Damon Minor (2000) for the most Grizzlies walks in a single-season with 87. Benny Montgomery also had a record-setting night. Montgomery roped a trio of doubles over the first three innings of the game. He knotted the Grizzlies franchise record for most doubles in a single game (3), most recently done by Yadiel Hernandez on July 12, 2019. Montgomery extended his hit streak to 14 games in the process and ended his evening with two RBI.

Besides the duo above, a few other Fresno batters had outstanding final lines. Sterlin Thompson spanked a career-high three singles and swiped his second bag of the series. Jordan Beck reached base four times after three…

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