Harris Ties California League Record in Loss
ADELANTO, Calif. — ADELANTO, Calif. — Former Tiger centerfielder Cedrick Harris tied a California League record by posting two triples in an 8-7, 10-inning loss to the San Bernardino Stampede on Sunday. Also, Brad Cresse hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the High Desert Mavericks a 5-4 win over the Stampede at Mavericks Stadium in Adelanto, Calif., on Saturday.
Cresse is batting .325 (49-of-151) with 31 runs, six doubles, 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 41 games with the Mavericks. His slugging percentage is better than .670 while his on base percentage is above .400.
On Aug. 5, he was named organization’s Player of the Month for July after batting .333 (37-of-111) with five doubles, 11 home runs and 40 RBI. He had three two-home run games, including a grand slam and six RBI versus San Jose on July 24. Cresse lifted his batting average 60 points in the month of July.
Meanwhile, Harris has a .283 average (32-of-113) with six doubles, three triples, 13 RBI and nine stolen bases in 30 games this season.
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On Saturday, the Mavericks (40-75) snapped a four-game losing streak and handed San Bernardino its sixth consecutive defeat.
Cresse, Gordon, and Francisco Belliard each had three hits for the Mavericks, but they all saved the best for last in a back-and-forth battle. Gordon tripled in the fourth inning and scored on a double by Steve Neal. In the sixth inning, Gordon’s one-out single set the stage for Cresse’s 14th home run of the year, a two-run shot to right-centerfield.
The Stampede took the lead in the seventh on an inside-the-park grand slam by Sandy Vasquez. Francisco Belliard tripled (his third hit of the game) to lead off the bottom of the ninth; Cedrick Harris’ one-out single brought home Belliard with the tying run. Gordon opened the Mavericks’ half of the 10th inning with his second triple of the game. Cresse bounced a ball through the left side of a drawn-in infield for the game-winner.
Mike Schultz was brilliant on the mound for the Mavericks, but got no decision. Schultz worked six scoreless innings, walking two and striking out six. He extended his streak of shutout innings against the Stampede to 10 straight frames. Greg Belson (1-0) got the wind with a scoreless 10th inning.
Elvis Correa (2-7) took the loss for the Stampede after allowing High Desert’s tallies in the ninth and 10th innings.
Brian Gordon tied a Mavericks record with two triples in the game. Gordon and Jesus Tavarez (1993) are the only players in team history with a pair of two-triple games. Francisco Belliard went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to six straight games.