Josh Collmenter struck out nine batters in six innings while only allowing
two hits and a walk, improving to 2-0 on the season. It was his second
straight no-run, two-hit outing to begin the season. Chase Christianson
followed Collmenter's start with his second consecutive scoreless outing of two
innings, earning his first hold of the season in the process. William Spottiswood finished things off with yet another scoreless ninth inning.
He is 1-0 with two saves on the year, and hasn't allowed a walk nor a run in 5.1
Visalia's offense was blanked in the first four frames, then scored at least
once in each of their final four turns at bat. Leadoff man Ollie Linton
was the best performer of the night, as he reached base three times, including a
two-run double in the fifth that would provide Collmenter and company with all
the offense they would need. Linton was also caught stealing in the first,
but scored a run later in the game.
The Rawhide are one of only three remaining unbeaten teams in all of
Minor League Baseball, along with
Fort Wayne and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.