PORTLAND, OR--The Portland Pickles' losing streak stretched to four games on Friday night, as the team lost to the Marysville Gold Sox by a final score of 7-5. The season series is now tied at two games a piece.
Marysville jumped out to an early 4-0 lead following a run on a wild pitch in the third inning, an RBI ground out by Devin Petengill in the fourth inning, and a two-run double off the bat of Justin Dicochea later in the fourth.
The Pickles rattled off five unanswered runs, scoring three in the fourth on a balk and a two-run homer from Matt Hardy, and a two RBI double from Daniel Lopez in the fifth inning.
The Gold Sox then scored the final three runs in the game in the top of the seventh, on an RBI single from Dicochea, a sac fly from Tom Fuller, and an RBI single from Jaisten Cabatbat.
Hardy and Lopez led the Pickles with two hits and two RBIs apiece. Dicochea led the Gold Sox with two hits and three RBIs.
Pickles starter Jack Gordon went 3.2 innings, allowing four runs, walking three, and striking out three. Reliever Zach Johnson (0-1) took the loss.
Gold Sox starter Lincoln Clayton went five innings and allowed two earned runs, striking out six. Cruz Daddario (2-0) took the win for the Sox, in three hitless innings. Casey O'Sullivan earned the save, his first.
The Pickles (14-20) host the Gold Sox (13-22) again on Saturday 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.