A High Desert Maverics California League
AFFILIATE YEAR: 8th Year STADIUM: Stater Bros Stadium MANAGER: Eddie Menchaca (1st year) PITCHING COACH: Andrew Lorraine COACH: Max Venable TRAINER: Tyler Moos PERFORMANCE COACH: Cory Ritter
Lake Elsinore at High Desert
| PROBABLE STARTER:
Lake Elsinore 6 runs scored, 13 hits, 1 error High Desert 18 runs, 24 hits, 2 errors
: The Mavericks scored at least 1 run in each of the first 7 innings, including a 9-run 4th inning as High Desert cruised to an 18-6 win over Lake Elsinore on Thursday night. The Mavericks had 10 player recorded at least 1 hit and 8 players with multi-hit efforts. SS
(4x4, 3 R, 3B, 2 RBI) and RF
(4x4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI) each led the team with 4 hits, while CF
(3x5, 2 R, RBI), LF
(3x5, 3 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB), 3B
(2x5, 2 R, 2B, BB, SB), DH
(2x5, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, SB), C
(2x6, R, 2B, RBI) and 2B
(2x6, R, RBI, SB) each recorded at least 2 of the team’s 24 hit. Peterson recorded his 14th home run of the season wit ha 2-run blast in the 6th inning, while Henry picked his 13th home run of the season with a 2-out solo homer in the 2nd inning. Starter
(5.0,8,5,5,1,3) recorded his 2nd win of the season, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 5.0 innings. RH
(2.0,3,1,1,0,3) allowed a run in the 7th inning, while LH
(2.0,2,0,0,0,2) held the Storm scoreless over the final 2.0 innings.
has hit 12 of his 14 home runs this season in his last 30 games (since 5/11). Peterson has hit safely 14 of his last 16 games, batting .389 (28x72) with 17 runs scored, 9 doubles, 6 home runs, 23 RBI, 8 walks and 2 stolen bases. Since May 8, he is batting .343 (48x140) with 30 runs scored, 14 doubles, 12 home runs, 43 RBI, 13 walks and 4 stolen bases. During this stretch he has raised his season batting average from .267 to .310. OF
has hit safely in 9 of 10 games in June, batting .425 (17x40) with 11 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 7 RBI, 5 walks and 4 stolen bases. In his last 5 games, SS
has recorded 3 multi-hit games, batting .500 (10x20) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 3 RBi, 3 walks and 2 stolen bases. OF
has recorded home runs in back-to-back games, batting .500 (5x10) with 5 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home runs, 6 RBI and 1 walk. INF
currently has a 4-game hit streak, batting .389 (7x18) with 4 runs scored, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 1 walk and 1 stolen base.
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
was named California League Pitcher of the Week, June 2-8. In 2 relief outings this week he went 1-0 with a 0.00 (0 ER, 7.0 IP). He tossed 3.1 scoreless innings atSan Jose on Tuesday, 3.2 scoreless innings at Stockton on Sunday. Shankin struck out a season-high 7 batters on June 3, marking third time in his career to strikeout out at least 7 batters in an outing (also: 9 in 6.0 IP: 5/2112 at QC w/CLI & 7 in 6.2 IP: 8/23/12 at RC w/HD).
: The Mariners California League affiliate, the High Desert Mavericks, will be managed by
, who spent the previous 3 seasons with Clinton. He enters his 6th season in the Mariners organization, including 4 as manager. Menchaca has led his squad to the postseason in each of the last 4 seasons, accumulating a 238-243 (.495) record. Pitching coach
enters his 1st season with High Desert after spending the last 2 seasons with Clinton. Hitting coach
begins his 1st season as coach in the Mariners organization. Venable appeared parts of 12 seasons in the Major Leagues as an outfielder, including stints with the Giants (1979-83), the Expos (1984), the Reds (1985-87), and the Angels (1989-91). Overall he batted .241 (337x1397) with 176 runs scored, 57 doubles, 17 triples, 18 home runs and 128 RBI in 727 career games in the Major Leagues. His son, Will, is currently an outfielder with the San Diego Padres.
begins his 2nd season with Mavericks as trainer and first-year performance coach
round out the Mavericks staff.