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Toolshed: Recent noteworthy Cal League seasons

Hitter-friendly circuit saw most memorable performance on mound
August 25, 2020

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. So Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual seasons put together

River Cats' comeback falls just short against Aces

River Cats record season-low three hits in 5-4 loss
August 28, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (69-65) will have to wait at least one more day to celebrate their 12th division title, as they drop their second straight contest to the Reno Aces (63-71) by a final of 5-4.Reno starter Bradin Hagens held the River Cats to just

River Cats settle for series split after dropping finale

Magic number remains at one as the club travels home to face the Aces
August 25, 2019

EL PASO, Texas - The Sacramento River Cats (69-63) had a chance to secure their 12th division title on Sunday evening, but it was not meant to be, as the El Paso Chihuahuas (77-55) shut out Sacramento 6-0 behind a gem from lefty Dillon Overton.Starter Burch Smith was excellent through

River Cats drop Friday finale but win series

Dan Winkler tosses 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball
August 10, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (63-54) had a rough series finale, dropping Friday's contest against the Memphis Redbirds (52-65) by a score of 15-0. The River Cats still took the three-game series in their chase for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.The River Cats offense was held in

G-Braves Clipped By RailRiders in Finale, 2-1

Gwinnett strands 10 men on base in loss
August 9, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - For the third straight game, the Gwinnett Braves (55-60) couldn't string together hits at the right time as they fell to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (75-41) 2-1 in the finale of the three-game series on Wednesday night at Coolray Field.The G-Braves left 10 men on base as the

Rough Sixth Dooms G-Braves In Toledo, 5-1

Gwinnett pitching gives up 13 hits in loss
June 27, 2017

 TOLEDO, OH- The Toledo Mud Hens (33-42) used a four-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Gwinnett Braves (39-37) by a 5-1 score on Tuesday night in game two of the four-game series at Fifth Third Field. The Mud Hens broke a scoreless tie in the bottom