Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox starter Ben Kaser delivers a pitch during a game against the Medford Rogues at Colusa Casino Stadium in Marysville. Kaser struck out six and allowed four hits and two earned runs over five innings in a no-decision.

After last night’s win, the Gold Sox (16-8) currently sit at third place in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League. Just three games back of the Medford Rogues (19-5). 

That makes this weekend’s series all too crucial for Yuba-Sutter as they will face the Rogues for three straight days at Colusa Casino Stadium. 

Earlier this month, the Gold Sox made the trip up to Medford resulting in a 1-3 series record. The Rogues took games one (6-1) and three (6-0), while Yuba-Sutter managed to win game two (15-6).

Besides the 15 run blowout the Gold Sox had, it was clear the Rogues pitching was a very tough test for Yuba-Sutter early on in the season. 

Yuba-Sutter player to watch this weekend: Kenny LeBeau

After a tough injury sidelined Chase Thatcher for the remainder of the season, LeBeau has stepped up and took the opportunity by storm. 

Since filling in the lineup, LeBeau has taken 41 at-bats resulting in 12 hits, 12 RBI and five stolen bases. 

It doesn’t stop there. 

Last week against the California Bees, LeBeau hit Yuba-Sutter’s first grand slam of the season. 

If the Gold Sox are going to overcome Medford’s tough pitching this weekend, look for LeBeau to be apart of the plan. 

Medford player to watch this weekend: Aki Buckson

Buckson stated the season a little slow, but has turned it on as of late recording 12 hits in his last six games. 

His totals for the season sit at a .469 batting average along with 16 RBI, four triples and 27 runs. 

There may be a lot of other notable hitters on the Rogues, but none other are hotter right now than Buckson. 

The Gold Sox will open up their series against the Rogues tonight at 7 p.m. at Colusa Casino Stadium.

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