It was too much to ask. A little more than six hours after winning a 16-inning marathon with Lake Elsinore at home on Thursday night, the 66ers were on a bus bound for Stockton to open a six-game North Division road trip on Friday. Stockton is battling for the North Division first-half title.
The Sixers gave it a valiant effort as Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer (his eighth), Ryan Rogowski was 2-for-4 with two run and an RBI and Drew Locke had two hits and an RBI as the Sixers were even with the better-rested Ports 4-4 in the seventh.
But Stockton scored two in the seventh against Jordan Pratt on two walks, an error, a stolen base, a wild pitch, a ground out and a single to beat the Sixers 6-4. It was impressive that they were that competitive on short rest on the road against a very good Stockton team.