The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox continued their onslaught on Friday night as the boys in white were firing on all cylinders en route to a 14-4 win at home against the California Bees.
“We talked today about trying to go 1-and-0 today. We have to keep doing the same thing and focusing on the same goal… winning today and that’s what we did so I’m very proud of us tonight,” said Gold Sox manager Michael Frantz.
Yuba-Sutter would jump on California early as they put up four runs in the bottom of the first inning. From then onward it was all Gold Sox all the time as the home team did not let up off the gas pedal.
With a 7-1 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Gold Sox would really blow open the deficit. Kenny LeBeau came up to bat with the bases loaded and two outs with one thing on his mind: See ball, hit ball.
LeBeau then hit a hard knock to right center and watched it soar right over the fence as he put his team up by 11 and tallied the Gold Sox first grand slam of the season.
“I was seeing the ball pretty well today. In that at bat I was looking for a fastball and I got it and made clean contact,” LeBeau said.
From there on out the Gold Sox would rely on solid pitching (minus a hiccup in the sixth inning that allowed three runs) for a final score of 14-4 at home in front of a packed house.
“Our starting pitcher tonight Drew Rodriguez played phenomenally on the mound. He’s been around this team since he was 15-years-old so it’s pretty cool to see him have success,” Frantz said. “He brings his lunch pail to work everyday and you can’t ask for much more than that,” Fratnz added.
Notable performances on the night for Yuba-Sutter included the following players:
–Kenny LeBeau, who tallied two hits and four RBI along with two runs scored.
–Brandon Motheral, who scored one run, had two hits and totaled three RBI.
–Nick Simmons who tallied two hits, three RBI and one walk.
–Drew Rodriguez, who threw four innings, allowing two hits, one earned run while striking out two batters.
The blowout victory against the Bees marked the team’s eighth straight win and puts them in third place in the GSCBL; just behind first place Top Speed Baseball (12-1) and the second place Medford Rogues (16-3).
The Gold Sox (14-5) will be back in action tonight as they play host to the San Francisco Seagulls. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.