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The Inland Empire 66ers knocked 15 hits and 2 homeruns in their 16 inning home opener

Some of these guys are the future of the Angels


It was a marathon last night in the 66er’s walk off victory over San Jose. The winning run was Michael Hermosillo, who scored after Connor Justus drew a bases-loaded walk-off walk with 2 outs in the bottom of the 16th. What a finish!!

20-year-old Jaime Barria (the youngest on the team) started the game for the 66ers and went 4 scoreless innings and allowed just 3 hits.

Connor Justus, who drew the game winning walk, also had 2 hits (including a double), and 2 RBIs in the 4-3 victory. Not a bad start to his high A career.

Jared Wash and Matt Thais each hit homeruns (Thaiss’ HR was game tying in the 7th inning), accounting for the other 2 RBIs.

There were 31 runners left on base between the two teams who also had a comined 32 Ks, 114 at bats, and 24 hits. 15 total pitchers were used in this game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes.

In 2016, the 66ers had a rough time and ended with a 48-92 record. With their new infusion of talent, the 66ers should end up with a much better season in 2017.