LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sacramento outfielder Jake Goebbert reached base four times on Wednesday to help the River Cats defeat Las Vegas, 7-4, at Cashman Field.
Goebbert finished 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs and an RBI.
The Cats set the tone early, as Shane Peterson led off the contest with a double to left-center field off of New York Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard. After a pair of Sacramento groundouts, Kent Matthes singled to right field, scoring Peterson for a 1-0 lead.
The Cats added another run in the following frame when Anthony Aliotti scored on a double-play ball.
After the 51s tied things up with two runs in the fourth, the River Cats took the advantage for good in the top of the fifth inning when Jose Martinez and Alden Carrithers delivered back-to-back RBI singles.
Ryan Ortiz went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double for Sacramento, while Peterson finished 2-for-5.
Righty Sean Murphy picked up his first of the season for the Cats, who play in Las Vegas Thursday night before heading to Raley Field for their home opener on Friday at 7:05 p.m.