Two games for Sacramento in one Sunday, and they still needed extra innings to finish the day!  But the big news is how Carson Whisenhunt and Mason Black dominated the day.

AAA: Doubleheader

Game 1: Sacramento 1, Salt Lake 0 (7 Innings)


Game 2: Salt Lake 3, Sacramento 2 (9 Innings)


Player of the Games (tie): Carson Whisenhunt and Mason Black

  • Carson Whisenhunt: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K – Whisenhunt was on a strict pitch count, as he got off to a late start this year, but he was absolutely dominant in his Triple-A debut.
  • Mason Black: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K – Black wasn’t as dominant, giving up some hits and racking up just one strikeout per inning, but that’s only in comparison to Whisenhunt.  After his rough spring, this is a great start to his regular season!

Other Players to Spotlight:

  • Heliot Ramos: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (1) – Ramos pinch hit in the 8th inning after Salt Lake scored two, and tied the game with a pinch-hit home run.
  • Marco Luciano: 2-3, 1 BB – Luciano only played in Game 2, and had a solid game, though he got picked off second base once.  He came up with the game on the line, but worked a walk and was left on-base.
  • Spencer Bivens: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K – One of the spring’s hot risers, Bivens didn’t feel like he was overpowering in this game, but he came out with a strong line to debut this season.
  • R.J. Dabovich: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K – A former top prospect, it’s just great to see him on a mound, after hip problems ended his season last year in early April.

Top Prospect Lines:

  • 3B Casey Schmitt: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LF Ismael Munguia: 1-4, 1 K
  • Wade Mecker – Meckler is on the injured list after getting hit by a pitch in the exhibition game last Sunday, but he was in the dugout with the River Cats, and was wearing no braces or casts, so hopefully he’ll be back soon.