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McLaughlin hits walk-off single, Lancaster beats Stockton 7-6

McLaughlin's walk-off single gives Lancaster 7-6 win over Stockton

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- Matt McLaughlin hit a walk-off single with one out in the ninth inning, as the Lancaster JetHawks defeated the Stockton Ports 7-6 on Tuesday.

Sean Bouchard scored the game-winning run after he reached base on a walk and advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Casey Golden.

The single by McLaughlin capped an improbable comeback for the JetHawks, who scored four runs in the inning for the win. Carlos Herrera hit a solo home run earlier in the inning to help set the stage for the game-winning score.

Herrera hit a two-run double in the second inning and Luis Castro hit a solo home run in the third to give the JetHawks a 3-0 lead. The Ports came back to take the lead in the fourth inning when they put up five runs, including a two-run double by Hunter Hargrove.

Stockton took a 6-3 lead in the fifth when Alfonso Rivas hit a solo home run.

Austin Moore (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Nick Highberger (1-1) took the loss in the California League game.

Rivas homered, doubled and singled, scoring two runs for the Ports. Austin Beck doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and also driving one home.

This story was generated by Automated Insights ( http://www.automatedinsights.com ) using data from and in cooperation with MLB Advanced Media and Minor League Baseball, http://www.milb.com

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