Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Second Consecutive Walk-off Win at RAP

To put it mildly, the Victoria Seals sure have a flair for the dramatic. On Tuesday night they scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4 over the Tucson Toros, thanks to a Brett LeVier 3-run homer. LeVier, currently batting .181, hit his first round-tripper of the season to knot the score at 4-4 with none out in the final frame. The winning run scored later in the inning on a throwing error by Tucson second baseman Skip "Patch" Adams.

Victorian Graham Campbell (1-1, 6.26 ERA) got the win after pitching a perfect top of the ninth. Starter Roberto Sotolongo was handed a no-decision after pitching a gem of a game. He held the Toros to one run and one hit in six innings of work. He struck out four and did not walk a batter to lower lower his ERA to an impressive 2.70. Only Isaac Hess has a lower ERA on the team (2.46)

Seal Blubber Bits:
  • Josh Arhart returned to action last night after missing five games with an injury. He walked three times in his four at-bats.
  • Travis Wade has lost his spot in the rotation to Roberto Sotolongo. Wade pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief on Tuesday night.
  • Jamar Hill hit his sixth homer of the season to tie Carlos Duncan for the team lead.