For the first time since the calendar changed from April to May the Stockton Ports were able to tally more than 5 hits in a game. Tonight the Ports had collected 8 hits en route to an 8 to 6 loss to the Visalia Rawhide.
Over the past weekend the Ports offensive and pitching woes were highlighted as they were swept at home by the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, one of the leagues worst teams. In the 3 games series against the Quakes the Ports were out scored 21 to 5 and combined for only 11 hits. Dusty Robinson was the lone offensive star as he collected 3 hits in the series, one in each game.
On Monday night the Ports offense showed sings of life as they had 8 hits. Dusty Robinson and Bobby Crocker each collected 2 hits. However the pitching staff could not escape early trouble allowing the Rawhide to score 5 runs in the first 3 innings.
This four-game series continues Tuesday night as Manny Correa (2-3, 5.40 ERA) takes the hill for the Ports facing off against Spencer Arroyo (2-1, 2.63 ERA). Game time is 6:00 p.m. at Recreation Ballpark in Visalia.