Cole Schaefer came on with the bases loaded and one out and his team clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, but he induced an inning-ending double play, and top-ranked Desert Oasis held on to beat visiting Bishop Gorman, 9-8.
More than 150 dogs joined their owners on the outfield berms, so perhaps it was fitting that on the field, the El Paso Chihuahuas came out on top, beating Las Vegas 9-6 in the second of the three-game set.
The 51s have had to patch together a rotation recently after one starter was released and one was called up.
The 51s have had little success against El Paso early this season and Saturday wasn’t much different as they dropped their seventh game of 10 to the Chihuahuas on Saturday night at Cashman Field, a 13-4 defeat.
A’s lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland’s 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.
Layton Walls pitched the distance and struck out six to lead Rancho’s baseball team to a 5-1 home victory over Coronado on Saturday.
The 51s and El Paso Chihuahuas were tied 5-5 after nine innings, setting the stage for implementation of a new minor league baseball rule in which a runner is placed on second base to begin an extra inning. The 51s’ runner immediately got picked off.
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game.
By the end of the game Friday, an outfielder and catcher had taken the mound for the 51s while a pitcher had taken to left field — all three things were good indications that things weren’t exactly going well for the home team.
The Gators overcame a three-run deficit by scoring four runs in the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 road victory over the Patriots.