CORVALLIS, OR. — Despite a four-run fifth inning from the Fairfield Expos, a five-run first inning helped give the West Coast Mariners a 8-6 victory over the Expos in the Oregon State Showcase on Saturday.
The Expos had 10 hits but left eight on base, compared to the Mariners’ six.
The Expos found itself in a 7-0 hole after 4 1/2 innings, until it scored one run in the bottom of the fourth, then the four runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Only four players had RBI’s for the Expos. Cameron Michael had two, while JP San Antonio, Jo Jo Quintanilla and Anthony Kaleczyc each had one.
Quintanilla was 2 for 2 at the plate with a run-scored, while Jake Hedrick was 2 for 4 with a run. Extra-base hits came from Jason Brasile and Michael – each with a double.
After the Expos starter gave up the five runs in the first, Jake Brandt came in relief and pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits with three strikeouts.