Amberjacks on road

The Monterey Amberjacks struggled on the road this week, dropping three of four. But they return home tonight with a winning record still intact to start a weekend series against the Bakersfield Train Robbers.

Andrew Arnold is scheduled to take the mound for Monterey. He was credited with a loss in relief on Monday night against Bakersfield, giving up an unearned run in the 11th inning as the Amberjacks dropped a squeaker, 5-4. Arnold’s last start was a 3-inning no decision, also against Bakersfield.

Despite the tough road trip, the Amberjacks are 8-7 on the year, riding on steady pitching and a core of hitters that have yet to be shut out. Seth Strong leads the way with 4 homers and 18 RBI to go along with a .280 average. James Prockish is hitting .321 with a couple of home runs and 11 RBI. Nate Thompson comes into the homestand with a .302 average.

George Faue has been the teams ace on the mound. He is 2-0, with a 1.05 ERA. More impressively, Faue has fanned 33 batters over 17 innings of work.

Last night against Wasco, the Amberjacks salvaged something from their road swing, edging Wasco 5-4. Ty Tracy threw for 8 innings, allowing just a single earned run. At the plate, newcomer Coleman Coje drove in 4 runs.

Tonight’s contest starts at 6:30pm at Sollecito Ballpark. Action resumes on Saturday night, also at 6:30pm. The weekend wraps up Sunday at 4pm.

George Faue contributed to this report.

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