66ers Drop High Desert SlugfestJune 30, 2012 - California League (CalL) Inland Empire 66ers
Inland Empire was down 6-1 when they made their first rally at a comeback. Four straight 66ers reached base safely in the 4th including RBI hits from Jose Jimenez, who had two RBI including the 100th of his pro career in his first game back from AA Arkansas and Jett Bandy. But the Mavs responded with a six run home half of the frame to increase their lead.
Heading to the 9th the 66ers were down eight when they made another valiant run at a comeback. Jett Bandy capped a four batter run of singles for the 66ers in the final frame with a bases loaded RBI single. After an RBI ground out by Ryan Jones made it a six run game the 66ers shrugged off two final strike situations. Andrew Heid was hit by a pitch with two strikes and two out in the 9th to load the bases, and then with two strikes Rolando Gomez smacked a bases clearing double to the right side. That got the tying run to the on deck circle but the 66ers couldn't get any closer and fell 15-12.
Inland Empire wraps the series in High Desert Saturday. The contest can be heard on the home of 66ers baseball KCAA 1050 AM beginning with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Pre-Game show at 6:55. Inland Empire returns to San Manuel Stadium for a 4th of July rivalry matchup with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. For information on 66ers tickets or to schedule your next fun filled group outing, contact the 66ers front office at (909)888-9922, or check out the website 66ers.com.
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