The Lights, who have been off since Aug. 28, will be looking for their first win in more than a month. On Aug. 4, the Lights beat Rio Grande Valley FC but since then, they have dropped five matches with one tie thrown in.
Betsy Helfand worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal between March 2016 and November 2018. She previously made stops at the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Minnesota Daily and MLB.com in Minnesota. She was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism.
Peter Alonso hit a walk-off two-run shot to propel Las Vegas past Sacramento.
With Sunday’s win, the 51s will finish at least .500 in the 2018 season.
Peter Alonso went 4-for-5 with two home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored.
Peter Alonso, Zach Borenstein, Drew Gagnon, Jeremy Accardo, Jeff Glenn and Colton Plaia were honored before the 51s’ game Friday night at Cashman Field.
The 51s beat Tacoma 8-6 at Cashman Field, sweeping the three-game series and pulling back up to .500 on the year.
Major League Baseball released the 2019 spring training schedule Wednesday, almost three months earlier than normal, and Las Vegas’ traditional Big League Weekend wasn’t on the slate.
There were a couple hints early on for Drew Gagnon that his night might go pretty well.
David Wright, 35, moved his rehab to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday after playing 10 games with Class-A Advanced St. Lucie.
Sharing the stadium required 14 total changeovers, the last of which will come after the 51s’ season ends Sept. 3.
The River Cats welcomed Matt Gage back with four runs in the first inning on their way to a 5-1 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon at Raley Field.