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Tacoma Shut out in Finals

    Tacoma Rainiers

June 2, 2024 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)
Tacoma Rainiers Press Release

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Tacoma Rainiers (30-27) were shut out for the third time this year, losing the final to the Sacramento River Cats (34-23) by a score of 9-0 on Sunday at Sutter Health Park.

Sacramento opened the scoring in the second inning on an RBI single from Brady Whalen, followed by a bases-loaded triple from Javier Francisco to make it 4-0.

They extended their lead to 8-0 in the fourth on two bases loaded walks and a two-run single from Ismael Munguia. Donovan Walton made it 9-0 in the fifth on a sacrifice fly and that’s where it would stay.

Mason Black pitched four scoreless innings for the River Cats, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out seven, lowering his ERA to 1.35 on the year. Four reliefs followed Black, keeping the deadlock intact.

Sacramento’s pitching staff combined to allow just five hits and two walks, striking out 13 along the way in their 9-0 victory.

POSTGAME NOTES: Levi Stoudt suffered his fourth loss of the season, allowing four earned runs on two hits and four walks in just 2.0 innings pitched. Cody Bolton kept his ERA at 0.00 with Tacoma this season, throwing a perfect inning of relief. The right-hander struck out one of the three batters he faced. Seven of Tacoma’s nine starters had at least one hit, and Cade Marlowe hit four times in the two-hole. Sacramento struck out 13 Rainiers.

Tacoma will have the day off tomorrow and will travel home to begin a six game series against the Reno Aces. First pitch at Cheney Stadium on Tuesday is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.milb.com/tacoma.

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