STOCKTON, CA -- On Wednesday, April 9, the Stockton Ports took on the Bakersfield Blaze in a 10:35 am start at Banner Island Ballpark. The Ports once again got a great pitching performance from Henry Rodriguez, but fell in a nail-biter to Zach Phillips and the Blaze by a score of 2-1.
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Henry Rodriguez made his second start of the season. He was excellent once again, going six strong innings, allowing only two hits and two walks. Rodriguez struck-out eight.
Bakersfield tapped Zach Phillips for the start. The tall lefty was brilliant, as well, striking out 10 in five innings. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk.
Stockton catcher Jed Morris rounds third after his solo homerun in the second inning. It was Stockton's only run of the game and Morris' first homer of the year.