Gold Sox looking to end recent woes
The toughest portion of the season is over, now it's time for the Marysville Gold Sox to get back to work — and back on track.
After jumping out to a 15-0 start this summer, the Gold Sox hit the proverbial midseason wall last week when they dropped six of seven games.
But as tough as those losses were, there should be no reason to panic.
Marysville was in the midst of playing 10 games in 11 days, and the majority of those losses came to perennial-powerhouses in the Humboldt Crabs and Seattle Studs.
Now, the road gets a little easier.
Tonight the Gold Sox (16-6 overall, 14-6 Horizon Air Summer Series) open the weekend by playing host to the Sacramento Legends (20-17, 9-4), a team they beat 6-5 at Appeal-Democrat Park on June 8.
Marysville will then welcome in the Nevada Bighorns (3-16, 1-7) for a three-game series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The two teams locked horns four times last year, with Marysville winning three of those games.
Despite their recent slump, the Gold Sox still enter tonight's contest batting a solid .312 as a team. Leading the charge has been New Mexico Highlands outfielder Kyle Davis, who tops the club in batting average (.384), runs scored (23), RBIs (23) and doubles (11).
Right behind Davis is shortstop Johnny Rubino (.379), center fielder Brooke Brooks (.364), first baseman Colby Harrison (.333) and catcher Victor Romero (.339), who has tied a club record with five home runs this season.