Winnipeg 5, Gary SouthShore 0 – Box Score
Winnipeg starting pitcher Mitchell Lambson was sensational tonight as he tossed a complete game shutout in the 5-0 win over Gary SouthShore.
Lambson gave up six hits in the game with only one of those being for an extra base hit (3B Thomas Walraven). The southpaw threw 113 pitches, 82 for strikes, and struck out eight batters. With the victory, Lambson is now 3-1 on the year.
Offensively for the Goldeyes, CF Reggie Abercrombie led the way going 2-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI. Winnipeg LF James Harris drove in a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 day while leadoff hitter Alex Perez had a hit in three at-bats along with a run and two bases on balls. Designated hitter Josh Romanski also helped the Goldeyes offense by having a four-hit game.
In the loss for the RailCats, Walraven went 3-for-4.
Sioux Falls 7, Milwaukee 5 – Box Score
After falling behind 4-2 through two innings, Sioux Falls rallied for three runs in the third to take the lead for good and went on to beat Milwaukee, 7-5.
The Canaries had six players with multi-hit games including LF Kevin Taylor who went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI. Sioux Falls RF Mike Hart had two hits in four at-bats along with a run and an RBI while DH Adrian Nieto and 2B Alay Lago combined for six hits, two runs scored and four RBIs. In total, the Canaries had 15 hits in the contest.
Sioux Falls starting pitcher Alex Boshers tossed 6 2/3 innings of work and picked-up the victory. The 28-year-old gave up five earned runs on eight hits and struck out seven batters. With the win, Boshers is now 4-1 on the season.
For the Milkmen in the loss, leadoff hitter Cesar Valera had a 3-for-5 game with a home run and two RBIs.
Sioux City 9, Lincoln 2 – Box Score
It was all Sioux City in this contest as they jumped out to a 6-2 lead after three innings and would go on from there to defeat Lincoln by the final of 9-2.
The Explorers banged out 15 hits in the contest with eight batters collecting at least one. Sioux City CF Kyle Wren led the way at the plate going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Explorers SS Nate Samson had four hits in five at-bats along with a run and a pair of RBIs while 2B Drew Stankiewicz plated a run and drove in one in a 3-for-5 night.
Sioux City starting pitcher John McKinney tossed 6 2/3 solid innings and notched a victory in his first outing with the team. McKinney gave up two earned runs on three hits and struck out two batters.
Designated hitter Curt Smith and SS Ivan Marin each had two hits in the loss for the Saltdogs.
Cleburne 7, Kansas City 6 – Box Score
Third baseman Grant Buck hit a two-out, two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Cleburne the lead for good as the Railroaders defeated Kansas City, 7-6.
The T-Bones jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as CF Danny Mars led off the game with a solo home run. Cleburne came back to tie the contest at 1-1 in the bottom of the inning when SS Chase Simpson singled home CF Zach Nehrir. The score would stay that way until the top of the fifth when Kansas City took a 3-1 lead thanks to a single by C Christian Correa and a bases loaded walk. The lead would be short-lived, however, as the Railroaders roared back to score four in the same inning and take a 5-3 advantage. The T-Bones regained the lead at 6-5 in the eighth as they rallied for three runs via a two-run double by RF Casey Gillaspie and a single by DH Roy Morales. However, the night would belong to Cleburne as Buck’s big hit in the bottom of the eighth gave Cleburne the win.
Nehrir went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs while 2B Logan Trowbridge had a pair of hits in four at-bats along with a run and an RBI.
Railroaders pitcher Martire Garcia tossed 2/3 of an inning of relief and grabbed the victory.
St. Paul 3, Fargo-Moorhead 2 (10 Innings) – Box Score
Third baseman Blake Schmit’s single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored SS Joey Wong from third base and gave St. Paul a 3-2 walk-off victory over Fargo-Moorhead.
After a scoreless first inning, the RedHawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second on RBI singles by C Daniel Comstock and LF Brennan Metzger. The score remained the same until the fifth when St. Paul cut the deficit to 2-1 as Schmit scored on a single by LF Burt Reynolds. The Saints tied the contest at 2-2 in the seventh when C Jeremy Martinez singled home DH Brady Shoemaker. The contest would eventually go into extra innings when Wong plated the game winning run in the 10th and gave St. Paul the huge victory.
Schmit went 2-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI while Wong scored a run in a 2-for-3 night.
Saints pitcher Ken Frosch threw 1/3 of an inning of relief and notched his second win. He struck out Fargo-Moorhead RF Tim Colwell to end the top of the 10th.