Some teams wait to pounce. That was not Sacramento on Sunday. The high noon (12:06 PM, technically) first pitch turned into a shootout in the streets of Las Vegas Summerlin, and the River Cats shot first. And second. And third. And Sacramento will move on to the Pacific Coast League Championship series.
Abiatal Avelino hit a leadoff home run, his second in third days, to put the River Cats up right away. After Mike Gerber struck out, Cristhian Adames singled, and the power started again. Joe McCarthy hit a 2-run home run, and Zach Houchins followed that with another home run, and the River Cats were up 4-0 before the Aviators even got a chance to bat.