Portland Rallies To Win Extra Innings Thriller

It was deja vu all over again leading into the 9th inning, a pitchers duel that had resulted in a 1-0 Yakima Valley lead. Two teammates at Cal St. Fullerton starting pitchers were going toe to toe on the mound as Titus Groeneweg surrendered just three hits and an unearned run over six innings, while his teammate and college roommate Joe Magrisi surrendered one hit and no runs along with 12 strikeouts. The bats remained quiet for the Pickles until Chase Luttrell promptly deposited a ball over the left field fence to leadoff the inning and tie the game. Joey Morris hung a up a huge zero in the top of the 10th, which set the stage for a Pickles victory. Jonathan Kelly led off the bottom of the 10th with a line drive double to left, and instead of playing small ball the Pickles opted to let John Arndorfer swing the bat. That would end up paying huge dividends as Arndorfer shot a rocket down the third base line to score the winning run. Arndorfer also led the way with two hits on the night. Pickles will be back in action for the rubber game of this series tomorrow night, first pitch at 5:05.

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