The Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox utilized an opportunistic offense to end a three-game losing streak Thursday night, beating the Sacramento Heat 7-4 at Colusa Casino Stadium.
Yuba-Sutter (16-8) saw its nine-game winning streak snapped by the San Francisco Seagulls on Sunday, and the Seagulls took two more from the Gold Sox at San Bruno Park the past two days.
But returning home, the Gold Sox’s small-ball offense manufactured plenty of offense to support pitchers Tim English, Bailey Daguio, Collin Wilson and Ryan Ahern. The Gold Sox scored on an RBI groundout, a couple of sacrifice flies, a wild pitch and even a pickle. Tyler Carpenter kept his average hovering around .400 with a pair of hits, Yuba City’s Michael Boomgarden also had two hits, and Brandon Motheral added an RBI single on a conventional scoring play.
Arbuckle’s English faced bases-loaded situations in the second and third innings, but he ended both with called strikeouts to keep the Heat (9-12) off the scoreboard. English recorded seven Ks in five innings for his second win of the season.
Notable performances on the day for Yuba-Sutter included the following players:
-Michael Boomgarden, who tallied two hits, two runs.
-Brandon Motheral, who finished with one hit and two RBI.
-Tyler Carpenter, who recorded two hits, two runs, one RBI and one walk.
-Tim Englsih, who pitched five innings, struck out seven batters and allowed zero earned runs.
The Gold Sox are hosting the Medford Rogues for three games at Colusa Casino Stadium this weekend. Tonight the fans will be entertained by the return of the Spitball Gang. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 7 p.m.