Pickles Rally To Win Thriller, Avoid Sweep

Kyle Manzardo led off the bottom of the 8thinning with a solo homerun to put a jolt into the Portland Pickles and propel them to a 3 run inning and an eventual 6-5 victory in the final game of a series with the Ridgefield Raptors.  In the top of the 9th, the Raptors threated to make the comeback, but a huge strikeout from Timothy Post to end his outing, and a clutch groundout and strikeout from Isaiah Montoya, nailed down the victory for your Pickles.  Trent Bixby got the win on the mound for the Pickles with four scoreless innings of relief and Montoya nailed down the save.  Pickles were led on offense with two hits from Kyle Velasquez, and a pinch-hit RBI single from Connor Wojahn.  Pickles are right back at Walker Stadium over the weekend with a three game series with the Bend Elks.