Gold Sox fall to Seattle
The Marysville Gold Sox played their 10th game in 11 days on Sunday night, a difficult stretch that has saw the collegiate wood-bat club come falling back to earth after bolting out to a 15-0 start to the summer.
The Gold Sox put an end to a franchise record five-game losing streak on Saturday night, but they couldn't carry the momentum into Sunday's weekend finale against the Seattle Studs in an 8-4 loss at Appeal-Democrat Park.
Seattle (12-5) scored a pair of runs in the third to take a 2-0 lead beforethe Gold Sox (16-6) answered back with a big bottom half of the inning in what proved to be the night's lone bright spot.
Brooke Brooks hit a double to start the rally, and when the dust cleared, Marysville had struck for four runs to take a 4-2 lead.
Johnny Rubino and Tito Quiñones each had RBI singles in the inning as the Gold Sox sent 10 batters to the plate. Marysville scored one run on a fielder's choice and Louis Mejia added the other when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
However, Seattle scored two runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings to pull away for the victory.
Brooks logged two hits and reached base safely four times for the Gold Sox, who collected eight hits in the game.
Marysville will take three days off before welcoming the Sacramento Legends to town on Thursday night. The Gold Sox will then play a three-game series against the Nevada Bighorns on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.