RIVER CATS 2015 SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
ON SALE MARCH 8
(River Cats Media
The Sacramento River Cats are excited to
announce the release of 2015 single-game tickets for sale at the Round Table Pizza Ticket Office
starting Sunday, March 8 at noon during the annual Preseason Party. There is also a special
online-only presale for single-game tickets happening now at rivercats.com.
The River Cats will be hosting their annual
Preseason Party at Raley Field on March 8, from noon until 3 p.m. The concessions stands will
be serving free hot dogs and soft drinks, and fans can explore the exciting new or renovated areas
of Raley Field including the clubhouse. There will be free activities for kids, including bounce
houses, face painters and balloon artists. Those in attendance can be a part of a special planting
party during the unveiling of the Raley Field Gardens grown by Green Acres.
Fans will also have the opportunity to
participate in a batting practice to benefit the River Cats Foundation. This free event will have
something for all ages and is sure to get fans excited for the 2015 season.
The Round Table Pizza Ticket Office will be
opening for the event, giving fans their first chance to purchase tickets to premium games like
Opening Night on April 9, July 3, Giants giveaway dates, and Fan Appreciation
Fans are advised to get a seat now to avoid
box office lines and sell outs. For an updated schedule and list of promotions, visit
rivercats.com/promotions or stop by the River Cats' front office. Promotions and dates are subject
to change. The On Deck Shop will also be open during the Preseason Party and will have new River
Cats and Giants gear for the 2015 season.
Season ticket plans are still available and
fans are encouraged to schedule a tour to check out available seats by calling (916) 371-HITS
(4487) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hornets Drop Night Game to
Fresno State 6-2
shutout through eight innings, Sacramento State scored two runs in the ninth, but the rally fell
short as host Fresno State won 6-2 in a non-conference matchup between former Western Athletic
(7-5) scored four runs in the second off Hornets (6-4) starter senior Jake Stassi. They managed
another run off Stassi in the fourth and scored again in the fifth inning to take a commanding
6-0 lead, and held on the for win.
six straight, the Hornets have now dropped three in a row.
managed just six hits in the game, three of which came in the ninth inning off Bulldogs closer
Rickey Ramirez. Junior Nathan Lukes (Center High)--who went 2-for-3--singled to open the final
frame. Freshman Devin Lehman (Granite Bay High) followed with a safety. After a fielder's
choice, pinch hitter P.J. Floyd (Whitney High) tripled in both runners to make it 6-2, but the
Hornets failed to score again. It was Floyd's first hit and RBIs as a Hornet.
made two errors in the game.
The Hornets open
a three-game series at home on Friday against #18 ranked U.C. Santa Barbara, which is 9-3
overall after defeating the University of Southern California today at home 3-2. The Gauchos
feature power-armed junior pitcher Dillon Tate, who has touched 100 mph on the radar gun. He
comes to Sacramento with a 2-1 record, 1.29 earned run average while fanning 25 batters in 21
Panthers Maul Vikings 14-4
in Diablo Valley
Visiting Sacramento City
(8-5) won its sixth straight game this afternoon and first in Big-8 Conference play by scoring
five runs in the seventh inning and five more in the eighth to defeat Diablo Valley
Freshman Boston Romero
blasted a triple and double and drove in four runs while clean-up hitter Kyle Blakeman went
3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Panthers hitting attack.
Panthers starting pitcher
Ben Ritchey (Capital Christian), who allowed 10 hits and all four Valley runs, improved to 4-0.
When the sophomore right-hander departed after completing the sixth inning, the score was tied
4-4. Sac City blasted the game open with the five
spot in the top of the seventh, thanks to RBI-doubles by freshman Brandon Langan (Sheldon High),
sophomore Austin Spainhour (Rocklin High) and Romero. The Panthers pounded out 20 hits against
They play Thursday at
Union Stadium in an evening game (5 p.m.) against league rival Sierra College, which lost 16-5
to undefeated and number-one ranked Delta College (12-0).
In other Big-8 action
visiting American River (7-6) defeated host Modesto 2-1, while Cosumnes River (9-4) topped Santa
Rosa 5-4 in 10 .
SNOWED OUT--HORNETS RETURN HOME AFTER
1 GAME VS. TEXAS TECH
Due to sub-freezing temperatures, and snow on
the ground all around Lubbock, Texas, the series with Texas Tech was cancelled today. The Hornets
will return home after playing just one game versus the Red Raiders on Wednesday. In that contest,
Sacramento State led 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Texas Tech managed four hits to
win the game in a 4-3 walk0ff.
To compensate for the lost three games, Sac
State has added one more to the schedule when it plays Cal Poly SLO beginning on Thursday, March 12
in San Luis Obispo.
SCC Defeats Santa
Rosa 1-0 in Non-Conference Pitcher's
Freshman Boston Romero’s
RBI-double was the difference in Sacramento City College’s 1-0 win over Santa Rosa in a
non-conference game today at Union Stadium.
In the bottom of the
fourth, Romero turned on an inside fastball, lacing a double down the right field line and
scoring freshman Kyle Blakeman, who had singled earlier.
Zach Smart pitched nearly five innings of
as the Panthers won 1-0 over Santa Rosa today.
That was the difference
in today's pitcher’s duel that saw Panthers starter Zach Smart (Laguna Creek High) pitch 4-
and-2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing three hits, four walks, while fanning four
Santa Rosa hitters. He was followed by freshman left-hander Travis Magness (Granite Bay
High), who allowed the Bear Cubs two hits and no runs in four innings and earned the
Closer Gabe Meza (Granite
Bay High), came in with two out in the eighth, and shut down a Santa Rosa rally. Then in the
ninth inning, with two outs and a Bear Cub dancing on third base, Meza got Santa Rosa’s Ryan
Haug to fly out to center field to preserve the victory.
Sacramento City notched
just four hits in the contest, including Romero’s double and two singles by Blakeman. Santa
Rosa's three infield errors didn't contribute directly to the loss, although it put
more stress and added pitches to starter Garrett Hill's seven-inning outing, who allowed
the one earned run.
With the victory—the
Panthers’ fourth straight—coach Derek Sullivan’s club improves to 7-4, while Santa Rosa (8-3)
dropped its third game of the year.
“Santa Rosa’s good. We’ll
take this one,” he said with a smile after the game. Sullivan offered that he removed Smart, who
had only given up the three hits by the fifth inning, because of his high pitch count. “He’s
tough to hit, and they were probably glad to see him taken out.”
Although he had trouble
locating his fastball this afternoon, Smart snookered Santa Rosa with more curves than the
Olema-Bolinas Road on Highway 1.
Meza, a redshirt
freshman, noted he got a bit of a late start on his bullpen, and didn’t feel quite right as he
came on in the eighth.“But I wanted to go in and do my part for the team. I’m happy my defense
backed me up. Glad things worked out and we got the win,” along with Meza’s third
Asked if having the tying
run on third base in the last inning caused concern, the hard-throwing right-hander laughed.
“That’s exactly the position I want to be in. And (winning) is what I want to do.”
In other Big-8 action,
Cosumnes River defeated Canyons 5-3 in 10 innings. American River dropped a home game to Diablo