Portland, OR---Playing in sweltering conditions Sunday night in Walker Stadium, the Portland Pickles were unable to contain the Lincoln Potter offense, losing the game 10-5 and the series two games to one. It was 101 degrees at first pitch, the hottest day of the year in Portland. The Pickles tied the game at three in the eighth inning, but the Potters scored five in the top of the sixth inning to put the game out of reach.
Mason Allen and Braden De Bendictis led the Potters offense, with Allen hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs. De Bendictis had a home run and three RBIs for the Lincoln offense.
Joey Cooper hit a three run home run for the Pickles in the fifth inning, and Zander Clarke had an RBI double in the ninth. The Pickles also scored a run on a Lincoln error in the seventh inning.
Nathan Gilman (3-0) earned the win for the Potters, going six innings, allowing three runs, and striking out five Pickles batters.
Pickles starter Matt Tomazin (3-1) took the loss for the Pickles, allowing five runs and striking out five Potters batters. Sam Muskat pitched 1.2 scoreless innings out of the Pickles bullpen.
The Pickles (11-13) are off Monday, and travel to Yuba City to take on the Bears starting on Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05, and coverage will start at 7:00. The game can be heard on Sunny 1550, and streaming on picklesbaseball.com.