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Cats Run to 12-7 Victory Over Reno

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April 3, 2024 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)
Sacramento River Cats News Release

RENO, Nev. – The Sacramento River Cats continued their high-scoring ways during game two of their series against the Reno Aces, tallying multiple runs in four of nine innings en route to a 12-7 victory on Wednesday.

Two quick outs were no deterrent for the River Cats (4-1) in the top of the first, as Blake Sabol recorded the game’s first hit on a bunt single to third. Just one batter later, David Villar blasted an opposite-field shot to right for his first homer of the campaign and a 2-0 Sacramento lead.

Quickly the Aces (2-2) responded in the home half of the first, using a walk and hit batsmen to put two runners aboard that both scored on an RBI triple to right-center field by Andres Chaparro. It did not take long before Chaparro scored, crossing the plate in the next at-bat after a single up the middle from Tristin English.

Much like yesterday’s series opener, the seesaw nature of the game continued in the away half of the second when the River Cats stormed back in front, this time on one swing of the bat from the recently returned Luis Matos. Both Brett Wisely and Chase Pinder singled and stole a base to reach scoring position, though it hardly mattered on the first Matos dinger of the year as he sent an 0-1 pitch deep over the wall in left field that put the River Cats back in front, 5-2.

Moving into the fourth, Sacramento nearly extended its lead on a hard-hit ball up the middle by Marco Luciano, but a great defensive play at shortstop by Jancarlos Cintron was able to save a run at the plate by throwing out Ismael Munguia trying to score.

Reno used that momentum to tie the ball game, as English singled while Adrian Del Castillo’s double put a pair of runners in scoring position. Both of which would end up scoring, the former on an RBI single to right field by Tim Tawa while the latter crossed on a double play ball later in the frame.

Villar was responsible for another run in the fifth, opening the inning with a single before swiping second base. He then scored on a wild pitch but did so all the way from second when a pitch to Heliot Ramos bounced in front of the plate and ricocheted towards the first base dugout, leaving enough time to advance both bases.

An inning later, Matos was there to strike again with his second big fly of the game, sending a ball over the wall in left field on a 1-2 pitch. That scored Munguia, who had reached to open the inning with a single into left…

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