W- Andrew Walter
L- Joey Krehbiel
Lancaster home runs: Chan-Jong Moon (solo in 3rd), Chase McDonald (solo in 4th), Rio Ruiz (walk-off solo in 9th)
RIO RUIZ WITH THE WALK OFF BOMBBBBBAAAHHHHH!!! @ruiz_rio @JetHawks @astros #OneMoreWin #UnaMas #InDaShippp #WalkOffs pic.twitter.com/GIdz5vMhlF
— Tanner Mathis (@tgmathis12) September 14, 2014
RIOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He sent one into the Antelope Valley night to begin the bottom of the 10th inning to give the JetHawks the lead in this Cali League Championship Series.
Vince Velasquez pitched 6 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. He pitched to 3 batters in the 7th but did not record an out. So, in came Tyler Brunnemann, who inherited a 2nd and 3rd situation with nobody out. How many runs did he allow? Zero. Brunnemann, who also got 1 out in the 8th, walked 1 and struck out 2. Jamaine Cotton got the final 2 outs of the 8th; he issued an intentional walk and struck out 1. Andrew Walter tagged in for 2 frames and walked 2 and struck out 4. So, the 3 JetHawks relievers in this game combined to throw 4 hitless and scoreless innings, walking 4 (1 intentionally) and striking out 7.
3 of the 4 JetHawks runs, as you can see, came off solo homers. Chan-Jong Moon put Lancaster on the board with his Moon-shot in the 3rd, Chase McDonald tied the game at 2 with his 4th-inning blast, and Rio won the game in the first extra frame. Moon drove in 2; after the Rawhide got 1 in the top of the 7th to take a 3-2 lead, he hit an RBI groundout that scored Danry Vásquez to re-tie the game in the bottom of the inning. McDonald (2B to go along with his homer), Danry (2B, R), Jack Mayfield (2B), and Brett Phillips all had 2-hit nights.
Now, the JetHawks have their first crack at clinching the crown. Kent Emanuel will get the start in game 4. First pitch is at 7:00. Vamos Hawks???