No runs for Sox in loss to Solano
Two Solano Thunderbirds pitchers combined for a seven-hitter and the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox left a dozen runners on base in a 5-0 Solano win on Tuesday night at Vacaville.
The Gold Sox failed to capitalize on their best chance when they loaded the bases in the first inning off Thunderbirds' starting pitcher Ray Neal. But Yuba-Sutter failed to score when Jason Searle flied out and Ryan Angel struck out to end the threat.
Neal and Cole Ganser kept the Gold Sox at bay the rest of the way.
Solano scored three times in the third off struggling Yuba-Sutter starter Blake Knabenshue, who was eventually chased in the fourth inning after allowing three runs on six hits and three walks.
The Thunderbirds scored on an RBI double by Steve Andres and a two-run single by J.J. Owen before Gary Simmons came in to relieve Knabenshue. After walking a runner, Simmons worked out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam.
Josh Roenicke had an RBI single off Simmons in the fifth and a throwing error by Gold Sox right fielder Frank Jeney allowed another run in the sixth.
The Gold Sox open a four-game homestand against three teams this weekend with a 7:15 p.m. Thursday game against the Thunderbirds.