LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Sacramento River Cats defeated the Las Vegas Aviators on Saturday night in Game 4 of the PCL Conference Championship Series.
More than 7,200 fans attended the game at Las Vegas Ballpark.
Sacramento right-hander Carlos Navas recorded the victory. He pitched 5.0 shutout innings and allowed 1 hit (a double to center fielder Skye Bolt in the fifth inning), walked 2 and struck out 3 on 77 pitches (47 strikes).
Las Vegas right-hander Grant Holmes pitched 4.1 innings and suffered the loss. He allowed 6 hits, 3 runs, issued no walks and struck out 5 on 64 pitches (41 strikes).
Sacramento first baseman Zach Houchins was 2-for-4, solo homer in the fifth inning and shortstop Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-5, RBI, run scored.
Aviators left fielder Mark Payton was 2-for-3, walk, RBI, run scored.
The teams will play again on Sunday at 12:05 p.m. to determine who will advance to the second round.