Three Stars: Rawhide Pitching Staff 9 IP 0 runs 5 hits, 2 walks, 11 strike outs
Two Stars Dominga Leyba 2-4
One Star Camden Duzenack 1-4, singled in ninth, stole second, and scored winning run in the ninth
Zero Stars: Pavin Smith 0-4, but reached on error in the ninth
Anthony Vasquez pitched 5.0 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 3, and gave up two home runs. Neftali Feliz pitched 1.2 innings, gave up 2 run on 1 hits, but would lose the ability to hit the strike zone, walking 4 batters. Jimmy Sherfy would pitch 1.1 innings, giving up a run on 3 hits, while striking out three.
The Aces’ bats were cold for this game, with a run coming early in the game in the third inning off of a solo home run from Cody Decker, who was 1-2 with a walk, and the other run would also come off his bat in the ninth thanks to a sac fly. Anthony Recker was 1-3 with a double in the ninth, the only other Aces extra base hit in the game. Kevin Cron and Kristopher Negron had the only other hits in the game.
This was a rough game for the Generals, with Duplantier struggling with his control, two pitchers being completely unable to get outs, Mason McCullough having to leave the game due to an injury before facing any batters, and a blown save. Jon Duplantier pitched 5.1 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 3 hits and 4 walks, and struck out 5. Kirby Bellow replaced Duplantier in the sixth with two on and one out, and was unable to get any outs, allowing both inherited runners to score, and allowing two more runs of his own to score, with only one earned. Bellow gave up 2 hits and 2 walks before he was taken out for Sam Lewis. Lewis pitched 1.2 innings, getting the final 2 outs of the sixth, and going out for the seventh, giving up just one hit while striking out 2. Yuhei Naukashiro was unable to get any outs though as well, and would leave the game with two on and no outs. Gabe Speier would come in the game and give up a three run home run, though he would finish out the inning without anymore damage then that. Mason McCullough would come in the game, but would face no batters due to an injury. Bud Jeter would replace McCullough and would give up 2 hits, but would pitch a scoreless ninth.
Domingo Leyba was 2-4 again, Josh Prince was 2-3 with a double, but would contribute an error. Jose Vinicio was 1-3 with walk and two stolen bases.
Riley Smith pitched 7 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 7. Wei-Chieh Huang pitched a perfect inning, striking out two. Tommy Eveld pitched a scoreless ninth, giving up a hit and striking out two batters.
This was a pitching duel until the very end with the winning run coming in the top of the ninth inning. The winning run came across the plate thanks to a missed catch error by the Modesto pitcher. Camden Duzenack singled, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out by Daulton Varsho, and then scored on the error, which allowed Pavin Smith to be safe at first. Marcus Wilson was 1-3 with stolen base, and Camden Duzenack was 1-3 with the only walk in the game, as well as the key stolen base in the ninth. Dominic Miroglio and Marc Karaviotis had the other two hits in the game.
Jeff Bain pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball, giving up 6 hits and 2 walks, while striking out four. Erbert Gonzalez pitched 1.2 hitless innings, walking two and striking out five. Abraham Almonte pitched 1.2 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, off of two hits, one of which was a two run home run, and an error by Jasrado Chisholm.
The Cougars offense was on a roll in this game, with every player reaching base at least once, and Yoel Yanqui, Renae Martinez, Eduardo Diaz, Yan Sanchez, Joey Rose, and Tim Susnara all had two hit nights. Notably, Eduardo Diaz was 2-4 with a double and a home run, and Tim Susnara was 2-4 with a double. Gabriel Maciel and Jasrado Chisholm had one hit nights, while Jancarlos Cintron was the lone Cougar to not have a hit in the game, though he did reach base via walk.