Opponent--Grays Harbor Gulls
Time--7 tonight, Wednesday and Thursday
Radio--KKSM (1320); 87.9 FM
Records--Gulls 5-8, Vigilantes 7-6
Vigilante update--A weekend three-game road sweep of Salinas and a four-game winning streak overall has propelled Mission Viejo into a second-half first-place tie with Sonoma County in the South Division of the Western Baseball League season. (Sonoma County won the division’s first-half championship.) First baseman Corey Parker had a torrid trip, batting .389 (14 for 36), hitting four home runs and scoring 11 runs. Third baseman Bret Barberie also was hot, batting .412 (14 for 34) with three homers, seven runs batted in and 11 runs. Catcher Carl Nichols hit .385 with 11 RBIs.
Gull update--After finishing second in the first-half season in the North Division, the Gulls begin in the second half struggling. One reason is the pitching staff became thinner when Darrell Goedart (2-1) left the team to sign with the Angels. Goedart was assigned to Class-A Lake Elsinore. Among the hot hitters is shortstop Chris Grubb, who is batting .365 (31 for 85) in July. Outfielder Randy Warner had five hits July 22, making him the first WBL player to have two five-hit games in a season. First baseman Mike Rendina continues to lead the league in home runs with 17, but is homerless in his last 12 games. In going 0-3 Sunday against Reno, Redina’s streak of reaching base 41 consecutive games ended.