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Flying Squirrels alumni in the 2021 MLB Postseason

Former Richmond players contributed for six teams in this year's playoffs
October 5, 2021

The 2021 Major League Baseball Postseason gets started tonight as the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Fenway Park. Richmond Flying Squirrels alumni contributed in 2021 for six of the ten teams in the playoffs.

River Cats quartet combines on no-hitter

Starter Gudino leads way in Sacramento's historic victory
September 4, 2021

No-hitters happen with some frequency in Minor League Baseball. During the last full season in 2019, teams across the game combined for 31 of them, the vast majority going nine innings or even longer. Over the Sacramento River Cats' entire history dating back to 2000, the franchise had never had

Davis adds two more dingers but bullpen and defense faulter late

River Cats doomed by seven-run Aces eighth inning
August 18, 2019

RENO, Nev. - The Sacramento River Cats (65-59) led by five runs two separate times, but the Reno Aces (59-65) stormed back with a seven-run rally in the eighth to take the third game of the series 13-10.Left fielder Jaylin Davis continued his torrid road pace for the River Cats

Eighth-inning comeback gives River Cats another series win

Menez strikes out seven while bullpen holds for team's 60th win of the year
August 1, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats (60-50) were held without a baserunner until one out in the sixth inning, but forced their way back into the ballgame to eventually snatch a 3-2 victory against the Pacific Coast League's best San Antonio Missions (68-42).Left-hander Conner Menez gave up a

Menez strong again as River Cats squeak by Grizzlies

Left-hander walks none and strikes out seven in 3-2 win
July 14, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (48-44) surrendered a run in the ninth but held on for a 3-2 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (47-46).Left-handed starter Conner Menez was chased in the sixth, but not until striking out seven in 5.2 strong innings. The Hollister, Calif. native walked

Duggar buries Aces with grand slam

Menez works six shutout innings in 5-1 River Cats victory
July 7, 2019

Reno, Nevada - The Sacramento River Cats (45-43) used a dominant pitching performance from Conner Menez and a grand slam from Steven Duggar to defeat the Reno Aces (39-49) 5-1 on Saturday night in the Biggest Little City.Conner Menez flashed ace-like stuff Saturday night, twirling six shutout innings en route

Menez strikes out career-high 12 as River Cats sneak past Aviators

Slater has a big night, pitching staff strikes out a season-high 21 batters
June 22, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Sacramento River Cats (37-36) pitching staff put on a display against the Las Vegas Aviators (41-33), piling up a season-high 21 strikeouts in a wild 12-7 extra-inning win. Starter Conner Menez was brilliant, setting a career-high with 12 strikeouts himself.It was a statement game for

Howard comes through again as River Cats walk off

Avelino blasts his fifth home run, Shaw collects three hits in extra-inning victory
June 16, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats (36-32) won a roller coaster series opener against the Iowa Cubs (37-32) by a score of 7-6. Second baseman Ryan Howard picked up his second extra-inning, walk-off hit in the last three days.Southpaw starter Conner Menez was mowing down Cubs Saturday night

River Cats complete comeback in extras to win 4-3

Sacramento pitching staff strikes out a season-high 16 opposing hitters
June 9, 2019

Metairie, La. - Late-inning drama saw the Sacramento River Cats (32-31) roar back from down 0-2 with two runs in each the ninth and tenth innings to beat the New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-29) 4-3.After being held scoreless by Baby Cakes righties Zac Gallen and Joe Gunkel for eight innings,

Left-hander Conner Menez on path to one day pitch for hometown San Francisco Giants

Armed with a "sneaky" fastball, Menez has gone from childhood Barry Bonds fan to star southpaw for Flying Squirrels
May 20, 2019

Originally published in Issue No. 4 of The NutshellIf Conner Menez ever had the chance to face his childhood hero Barry Bonds, he knows what his game plan would be."Definitely wouldn't give him the heater inside because I know he likes that," Menez said. "He'd get a handful of sliders, that's

River Cats' Conner Menez selected as PCL Pitcher of the Week

A brilliant spot start in El Paso nets lefty PCL award
June 4, 2018

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Sacramento River Cats left-hander Conner Menez has been named the Pacific Coast League's Pitcher of the Week for the period of May 28-June 3, 2018, the League office announced Monday. In only his second career Triple-A start, and two days after his 23rd birthday, Menez tossed

Cron, Menez selected best of the week

Reno IF drives in MiLB-best 14 runs; Sacramento LHP dazzles in second career Triple-A start
June 4, 2018

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Reno Aces infielder Kevin Cron and Sacramento River Cats left-hander Conner Menez have been named the Pacific Coast League's Player and Pitcher of the Week for the period of May 28-June 3, 2018, the League office announced Monday.

Duggar's four extra base hits lead River Cats to victory

Menez dazzles over seven scoreless in spot start for Sacramento
June 1, 2018

EL PASO, TX - The Sacramento River Cats (26-29) defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas (27-28) by the final score of 7-3 on Thursday night thanks to four extra base hits from leadoff man Steven Duggar and a brilliant performance from lefty Conner Menez.

Slater has big night for River Cats in El Paso

Camarena excellent through six innings, but Chihuahuas walk off against bullpen
May 31, 2018

EL PASO, TX - The Sacramento River Cats (25-29) traveled south to take on the El Paso Chihuahuas (27-27) on Wednesday evening, and Austin Slater backed starter Daniel Camarena for an early lead. But El Paso came back against the River Cats bullpen to win 4-3 in walk-off fashion

River Cats drop series finale in Menez's debut

Another home run from Chris Shaw not enough to boost Sacramento
April 13, 2018

The Sacramento River Cats (4-4) fell to the Reno Aces (4-4) in the final game of their home opening series by a score of 5-4. Chris Shaw stayed hot with another home run, but Reno's bullpen shut down Sacramento to take the series 2-1.