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Gold Sox drop fifth in a row
It was just one of those nights for the Marysville Gold Sox.
After dropping four tightly contested games in a row, the Gold Sox finally ended up on the short end of a blowout on Friday night, falling to the visiting Seattle Studs by a score of 9-2 at Appeal-Democrat Park in Marysville.
The five straight losses is the Gold Sox's longest losing streak since the franchise began playing collegiately in 2003. The losing skid followed a 15-0 start to the season.
The Studs scored a single run in the second to open the scoring and went up 4-0 in the third following a bases-clearing double by Brady Steiger, who finished the night with two doubles and five RBIs to lead the way for Seattle.
The Gold Sox cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third in what proved to be their lone highlight of the evening.
Kyle Davis started things by hitting a two-out double and was followed by a home run by designated hitter Victor Romero, cutting the Studs' lead to 4-2.
It was the fourth longball of the summer for Romero, the most on the team.
Marysville had a chance to add more runs in the fifth, but left the bases loaded.
The Gold Sox also left two runners stranded on base in the seventh.
Seattle added a single run in the fifth and broke the game open by scoring three more in the sixth to take an 8-2 lead.
Gold Sox manager Jack Johnson was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the bottom of the seventh to cap a frustrating night for Marysville.
Brooke Brooks went 3 for 4 with a walk to provide the bulk of the offense for the Gold Sox, who collected eight hits in the game.
The two teams continue their four-game series tonight at 7 p.m. Gridley High graduate Ty Nichols is scheduled to start the game for Marysville.