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Gold Sox drop third straight
The Marysville Gold Sox have been all about streaks this year.
There was a string of 35 victories dating back to last season and the 15-0 start this summer.
Recently, things have been trending the other way — the loss column.
Bradley Zimmer knocked in the game-winning run with a bloop single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Humboldt Crabs to a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Gold Sox in Arcata on Wednesday night.
The win gave Humboldt a sweep in the short two-game set and handed Marysville its third straight loss following a 6-4 setback to the Redding Colt .45s on Sunday. The Crabs also beat the Gold Sox by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Marysville (15-3) pounded out nine hits in Wednesday's loss with Victor Romero, Justin Lamb and Johnny Rubino leading the way with two hits apiece.
Humboldt (10-4) opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the first, but the Gold Sox tied things up on an RBI groundout by Casey Scott in the top of the second.
Romero hit a solo home run in the third to give the Gold Sox a 2-1 lead, but Marysville didn't score again the rest of the night.
Kenton Bevacqua started the game and allowed eight hits and two earned runs over 52⁄3 innings in a no-decision. Paul Moeller allowed the run in the 10th to take the loss.
The Gold Sox return home tonight to start a four-game series against the Seattle Studs at Appeal-Democrat Park.