Dan Vogelbach, Mike Marjama each hit two-run homers, which allowed starter Sam Gaviglio to pitch just 3 2/3 innings. “We’re going to try to shorten everybody up,” Rainiers manager Pat Litstach said. “Keep them fresh — for the big league team.
The Tacoma Rainiers showed signs of fatigue Tuesday, committing three errors in a 6-3, 10-inning loss to the Nashville Sounds at Cheney Stadium. The defeat came on the heals of a five-hour contest the night before that lasted 12 innings and ended after midnight.
Olympia attorney and Tacoma native Bret Woody shows off some of his growing collection of Tacoma Rainiers gear. He’s particularly fond of the hat featuring the solitary R. “It’s just a way to represent my city. I love Tacoma,” Woody said of his collection.
David Bower of Populous, a firm that specializes in sports venues, won an award for the Cheney Stadium facelift he helped design. “The ballpark always had a lot of things going for it. We just turned it a little around and pushed it in the right direction,” Bower said.
Nashville’s Renato Nunez, the minors’ leading home run hitter, hits decisive three-run blast in big fourth inning as PCL snaps four-game losing streak to the International League at Cheney Stadium. Nunez was voted the game’s MVP.