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2-run homer helps sink Stockton Ports

VISALIA  (AP) -- Ramon Hernandez hit a two-run home run and had two hits as the Visalia Rawhide beat the Stockton Ports 5-3 on Sunday.

Stockton started the scoring in the first inning. After hitting a single, Chase Calabuig scored on a single by Luke Persico.

After Visalia scored two runs in the second, the Rawhide extended their lead in the fifth inning when Mark Karaviotis scored on an error.

The Rawhide extended their lead in the sixth when Hernandez hit a two-run home run.

Stockton saw its comeback attempt come up short after Santiago Chavez hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to cut the Visalia lead to 5-3.

Visalia right-hander Riley Smith (6-5) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Kyle Friedrichs (1-2) took the loss in the California League game after allowing three runs and six hits over five innings.

Chavez homered and singled twice, driving home two runs for the Ports.

PORTS 2, RAWHIDE 1: Trace Loehr hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Stockton Ports to a 2-1 win over the Visalia Rawhide on Saturday.

Collin Theroux scored the go-ahead run on the single after he reached base on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a single by Santiago Chavez.

Visalia had a runner on second in the bottom of the 10th, but Mark Karaviotis grounded out to end the game.

The Ports had three relievers combine to throw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in the victory. Angel Duno (4-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Matt Brill (1-3) took the loss in the California League game.

The Rawhide squandered some scoring chances, leaving 14 runners on base in the loss.


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