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Yakima Valley Pippins Cruise to 8-1 Win over Victoria

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YAKIMA, WA – After needing 14 innings in a 6-5 win Monday night, the Yakima Valley Pippins needed just nine frames on Tuesday, defeating the Victoria HarbourCats 8-1 at Yakima County Stadium.

A Victoria sacrifice fly gave the HarbourCats (12-14) a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, but the Pippins (16-10) wouldn’t let the lead last very long. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Pippins scored twice on an Alex Guenette single and a safety squeeze from Jake Roberts to take a 2-1 lead, one they would not relinquish.

Guenette added a sacrifice fly in the 3rd, before the Pippins tacked on three more runs in the 4th to build a 6-1 advantage. Laz Villa, who finished 2-2 with two walks, drove in a run, as did Vince Fernandez, in the three-run 4th inning.

The Pippins added their final two runs in the bottom of the 5th off reliever Ryan Keller, including an RBI double off the bat of Justin Jacobs.

The run support was plenty for Pippins starter Eli Morgan, who went six innings for the third straight ballgame, only allowing six hits and a run to improve to 5-0 on the season, the only pitcher in the WCL to start the year 5-0 this summer.

The win not only gave the Pippins a second straight win but clinched a series for the first time in the last three series. Overall, the Pippins have won six of their last eight three-game sets. They’ll go for their third sweep of the season Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. against Victoria with first pitch set to come from Andrew Woods at 7:05 p.m.

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