LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Aviators beat the River Cats 9-3 at Raley Field in Sacramento in game 1 of Conference Championship Series on Wednesday night.
Las Vegas broke a 1-1 tie and scored five runs in the third inning to take a 6-1 lead.
Third baseman Eric Campbell was 2-for-5, 2 RBI and first baseman Alfonso Rivas (1-for-3, walk) hit a three-run homer in the third inning.
Aviators right-hander Daniel Mengden pitched 4.1 innings in the no decision. He allowed 5 hits, 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 6 on 80 pitches (55 strikes).
Game two of the series is Thursday at 6:35 p.m. at Raley Field.
The series will then shift to Las Vegas Ballpark on Friday, September 6 for GM#3 at 7:05 p.m. You can purchase tickets here.