Thanks to San Jose Giants…
(6-19-22) Celina grad Seth Lonsway, in his first start of the season for San Jose, pitched a season-high 5 1/3 innings on Saturday and did not allow an earned run to pick-up his team-leading sixth win of the year (6–0 record). Lonsway surrendered six hits, walked one and struck out six during his 90-pitch performance. Since the start of the season Lonsway had been pitching for the Giants in a piggyback long relief role.
Lonsway began his outing with two scoreless innings before Fresno tied the game with three runs in the top of the third. With a runner at first and one out, Adael Amador hit a potential inning-ending double play grounder to third, but a wild throw from Mahan to second base resulted in the first San Jose error of the contest. Yanquiel Fernandez then hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the first Grizzlies run. After Amador stole second, Warming Bernabel came through with an RBI single to cut the Giants lead to 3–2. Bernabel took second on the throw home and then scored the tying run when Hunter Goodman’s fly ball to right was dropped by Bericoto for another error. All three runs charged to Lonsway in the inning were unearned.
After Lonsway pitched a 1–2–3 top of the fifth, San Jose added two more runs in the bottom of the inning. Consecutive singles from Alexander Suarez and McCray started the rally before Arteaga smashed an RBI double into the right center field gap.
San Jose remains in contention in the first half North Division race. Saturday’s victory pulled the Giants within three games of the first-place Grizzlies (39–23) with four to play in the half.