Photo Gallery: River Cats, Ports Square-Off
Garrison and Scarsone go over ground-rules.
Garrison and Scarsone go over ground-rules.
OaklandClubhouse
Posted Apr 3, 2013


STOCKTON - The Sacramento River Cats cruised to a 9-3 victory in an exhibition match-up with the Stockton Ports on Tuesday night. We have photos from the game inside...

All photos by Chris Lockard/Scout.com

The Triple-A Sacramento River Cats put their power on display in an exhibition against their High-A brethren, the Stockton Ports. Sacramento hit three homeruns in the 9-3 win in front of 1,593 at Banner Island Ballpark.

Josh Horton, Michael Choice and Shane Peterson each went deep, while several River Cats went for extra-bases, including Jemile Weeks, Luke Montz and Scott Moore.

Sonny Gray was brilliant in his five-inning outing. He didn't allow a base-runner until one-out in the fifth and he quickly erased that hit with a double-play. Gray struck-out seven.

Tanner Peters got the start for Stockton and had one bad inning, allowing four runs in the second. He allowed the four runs and six hits in four innings.

The River Cats and Ports both begin their 2013 regular seasons on Thursday.

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Newcomer Antonio Lamas
Tony Thompson returns for a second season with Stockton.
Addison Russell will be the youngest player on the Ports' roster.
B.A. Vollmuth was the A's second pick in 2011.
Wade Kirkland makes the jump from the Midwest League.
Ryan Ortiz is back with Stockton after finishing last year with the Ports.
Josh Whitaker had a solid season for Stockton last year.
Jimmy Escalante is the new Ports' pitching coach.
Cal-Poly alum Bobby Crocker returns to California for the first time as a pro.
Pedro Vidal should be an important part of the Ports' staff.
Ryan Delgado joined the A's this off-season.
Dusty Robinson led all A's minor leaguers in homers last year.
Seth Frankoff jumps up from Low-A.
Max Muncy is one of two members of the '12 draft class on the Ports.
Russell, of course, is the other.
Myrio Richard is a returning member of the Ports.
Lamas is expected to play mostly second base.
New Sacramento manager Steve Scarsone.
Rick Rodriguez returns to Sacramento after a stint as the A's bullpen coach.
Catcher David Freitas is a prospect to watch after he had a strong spring.
Grant Green, first baseman? Look for it some this season.
Conner Crumbliss has moved up a level a year.
Josh Horton looks on at BP. He hit a long homer in the exhibition game.
Michael Taylor is back in Sacramento for a fourth season.
Michael Choice was red-hot this spring.
Justin Thomas provides versatility to the River Cats' staff.
Drew Granier had a breakout season for Burlington in '12.
Jemile Weeks will be looking to get back to the big leagues.
Shane Peterson's hot spring continued into the exhibition game.
Scott Moore spent some of last year in the bigs with Houston.
Stockton manager Webster Garrison
Tanner Peters got the start for Stockton.
Richard waits on a pitch.
Vollmuth makes the throw.
Choice follows through on a hard hit.
Catcher Luke Montz will provide power for the River Cats.
Moore hits a ground-rule double.
The versatile Andy Parrino at the plate.
Weeks at the plate while Ortiz waits for a Peters' pitch.
Sonny Gray started for Sacramento.
Kirkland serving as a first base coach.
Robinson hits a Gray pitch into the ground.
Lamas at the plate.
Andres Avila makes the jump from short-season ball.
Gray was brilliant in 5 innings, allowing just one hit and facing the minimum.
Travis Banwart will come out of the bullpen this year.

Newcomer Antonio Lamas
Tony Thompson returns for a second season with Stockton.
Addison Russell will be the youngest player on the Ports' roster.
B.A. Vollmuth was the A's second pick in 2011.
Wade Kirkland makes the jump from the Midwest League.
Ryan Ortiz is back with Stockton after finishing last year with the Ports.
Josh Whitaker had a solid season for Stockton last year.
Jimmy Escalante is the new Ports' pitching coach.
Cal-Poly alum Bobby Crocker returns to California for the first time as a pro.
Pedro Vidal should be an important part of the Ports' staff.
Ryan Delgado joined the A's this off-season.
Dusty Robinson led all A's minor leaguers in homers last year.
Seth Frankoff jumps up from Low-A.
Max Muncy is one of two members of the '12 draft class on the Ports.
Russell, of course, is the other.
Myrio Richard is a returning member of the Ports.
Lamas is expected to play mostly second base.
New Sacramento manager Steve Scarsone.
Rick Rodriguez returns to Sacramento after a stint as the A's bullpen coach.
Catcher David Freitas is a prospect to watch after he had a strong spring.
Grant Green, first baseman? Look for it some this season.
Conner Crumbliss has moved up a level a year.
Josh Horton looks on at BP. He hit a long homer in the exhibition game.
Michael Taylor is back in Sacramento for a fourth season.
Michael Choice was red-hot this spring.
Justin Thomas provides versatility to the River Cats' staff.
Drew Granier had a breakout season for Burlington in '12.
Jemile Weeks will be looking to get back to the big leagues.
Shane Peterson's hot spring continued into the exhibition game.
Scott Moore spent some of last year in the bigs with Houston.
Stockton manager Webster Garrison
Tanner Peters got the start for Stockton.
Richard waits on a pitch.
Vollmuth makes the throw.
Choice follows through on a hard hit.
Catcher Luke Montz will provide power for the River Cats.
Moore hits a ground-rule double.
The versatile Andy Parrino at the plate.
Weeks at the plate while Ortiz waits for a Peters' pitch.
Sonny Gray started for Sacramento.
Kirkland serving as a first base coach.
Robinson hits a Gray pitch into the ground.
Lamas at the plate.
Andres Avila makes the jump from short-season ball.
Gray was brilliant in 5 innings, allowing just one hit and facing the minimum.
Travis Banwart will come out of the bullpen this year.

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Newcomer Antonio Lamas Tony Thompson returns for a second season with Stockton. Addison Russell will be the youngest player on the Ports' roster. B.A. Vollmuth was the A's second pick in 2011. Wade Kirkland makes the jump from the Midwest League. Ryan Ortiz is back with Stockton after finishing last year with the Ports. Josh Whitaker had a solid season for Stockton last year. Jimmy Escalante is the new Ports' pitching coach. Cal-Poly alum Bobby Crocker returns to California for the first time as a pro. Pedro Vidal should be an important part of the Ports' staff. Ryan Delgado joined the A's this off-season. Dusty Robinson led all A's minor leaguers in homers last year. Seth Frankoff jumps up from Low-A. Max Muncy is one of two members of the '12 draft class on the Ports. Russell, of course, is the other. Myrio Richard is a returning member of the Ports. Lamas is expected to play mostly second base. New Sacramento manager Steve Scarsone. Rick Rodriguez returns to Sacramento after a stint as the A's bullpen coach. Catcher David Freitas is a prospect to watch after he had a strong spring. Grant Green, first baseman? Look for it some this season. Conner Crumbliss has moved up a level a year. Josh Horton looks on at BP. He hit a long homer in the exhibition game. Michael Taylor is back in Sacramento for a fourth season. Michael Choice was red-hot this spring. Justin Thomas provides versatility to the River Cats' staff. Drew Granier had a breakout season for Burlington in '12. Jemile Weeks will be looking to get back to the big leagues. Shane Peterson's hot spring continued into the exhibition game. Scott Moore spent some of last year in the bigs with Houston. Stockton manager Webster Garrison Tanner Peters got the start for Stockton. Richard waits on a pitch. Vollmuth makes the throw. Choice follows through on a hard hit. Catcher Luke Montz will provide power for the River Cats. Moore hits a ground-rule double. The versatile Andy Parrino at the plate. Weeks at the plate while Ortiz waits for a Peters' pitch. Sonny Gray started for Sacramento. Kirkland serving as a first base coach. Robinson hits a Gray pitch into the ground. Lamas at the plate. Andres Avila makes the jump from short-season ball. Gray was brilliant in 5 innings, allowing just one hit and facing the minimum. Travis Banwart will come out of the bullpen this year.



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