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High Desert Scores 11 and Still Loses by 15 Runs

Midway through their game against the Visalia Rawhide today, the High Desert Mavs have now allowed 35 runs in their last 14 innings.

It started yesterday when the Mavs fell behind 2-0 against Visalia in the 1st inning, then 7-1 by the 2nd, 15-1 by the 3rd, and 22-5 by the 4th. When it was all said and done, the Mavs had allowed 26 runs on an incredible 31 hits, washing out the 11 runs and 19 hits that High Desert had managed themselves.

Starter Chris Sorce gave up 6 R in 1.1 innings, Willy Kesler gave up 9 R (6 ER) in 1.1 innings, and Angel Raga gave up 7 R in his own 1.1 innings of work.

On the bright side, catcher Jack Marder went 3-for-6 with a triple and a home run for the Mavs and centerfielder Julio Morban was 4-for-5. The 20-year-old Morban is now hitting .371/.412/.685 on the season and doesn’t have terrible home/road splits. He may work his way onto some prospect lists soon.

Rightfielder James Jones is heating up and hitting .387/.486/.742 over his last nine games.

The Mavs currently trail Visalia 9-1 in the fifth inning of todays game. I guess, as we saw yesterday, that it could be worse.