Gold Sox ripped on the road
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - It's not hard to figure out why the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox like All Seasons RV Stadium.
They win there.
The Gold Sox, who are 12-4 at home, ventured away from All Seasons for only the second time this year Tuesday, and fell to 0-2 on the road.
Unlike the first road loss when the SolanoThunderbirds scored in the bottom of the 10th to pull out a 2-1 nailbiter, the game against the Oakland Eagles at Diablo Valley College was never in question.
The Eagles scored four times in the second inning, led 8-0 by the fourth, and added five more runs in the fifth en route to a 13-5 shellacking of the Gold Sox.
“We did not come to play. We didn't pitch very well, and our intensity was not very good,” Gold Sox manager Brad Peek said.
The skipper said it really boied down to his pitchers not throwing very well against a good hitting club.
“They hit just about everthing we threw up there,” Peek said.
The Eagles pounded out 17 hits against five Yuba-Sutter pitchers. Starter Steve Alverson (1-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits over three innings. He walked two, hit a batter and struck out two.
Ryan Magee earned the win in five innings of work. He allowed two runs on three hits.
Mike Armstrong, who gave the Eagles' a 1-0 lead with an RBI-single in the first, drove in two more in the second with a triple. Mike Marshall led off the inning with a double.
Oakland made it 6-0 with a run in the third then scored twice more in the fourth to go up 8-0.
The big blow in the game came in the Oakland half of the fifth when Tim Torres belted a three-run blast over the right-field fence off Kyle Hill. It was the first home run of the year for the Eagles.
Before the inning was done, the Eagles had scored five times to take a 13-2 lead.
The Gold Sox scored their two in the top of the fifth scoring, both on wild pitches. Matt Vance, who had walked, scored one of the runs, while Billy Krause scored the other. He had doubled.
The wild pitch proved to be Yuba-Sutter's best offensive weapon of the game as they would add another run on a third errant delivery as part of their two-run ninth inning.
Billy Sinacore doubled to open the inning and scored on the wild pitch. Mike Wilkes would later score on a double play.
The only run the Gold Sox knocked in themselves came in the eighth on an RBI-double by Jason Searle.
Jordan Prado had two hits for the Sox.
The Gold Sox return home for the weekend. Yuba-Sutter hosts the Thunderbirds on Thursday before taking on the Eagles in a three-game series.
All games start at 7:15 p.m.