LINCOLN ERASES NINE RUN DEFICIT; WINS ON WALK-OFF

LINCOLN ERASES NINE RUN DEFICIT; WINS ON WALK-OFF

Lincoln 11, Wichita 10- Box Score

Angel Reyes hit a three-run walk-off home run to lift the Lincoln Saltdogs to a victory in a game that they trailed by nine to the Wichita Wingnuts.

Wichita had a three-run home run of their own in the top of the first thank to Tony Thomas. The Wingnuts took their 10-1 lead in the top of the fourth, collecting seven on six hits including a two-run home run by Isaiah Luko.

Lincoln began chipping away in the next frame, scoring two. Christian Ibarra hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth, and Dashenko Ricardo drove in one with an RBI double in the sixth to bring the game to 10-5.

Reyes set himself up for his late game heroics by driving in Nathaniel Maggio in the bottom of the eighth. In the next inning, the Saltdogs loaded the bases with a hit by pitch, a walk, and a single. Then, Maggio drove in one on a sacrifice fly. Brandon Jacobs followed with an RBI single, setting the plate for Reyes, who ended the game.

 

Winnipeg 4, Texas 3- Box Score

The Winnipeg Goldeyes trailed 3-2 heading to the top of the eighth, but Kevin Garcia scored on a game-tying balk by AirHogs reliever Taylor Wright. Two batters later, Andrew Sohn, who advanced to first on the balk, scored the go-ahead run on a single by Reynaldo Rodriguez.

The Goldeyes tacked on the game’s final run in the next inning with a solo-shot by Grant Heyman.

Dillon Thoma drove in all three runs for the AirHogs with a three-run home run in the bottom of the third.

Kenny Mathews recorded the win for the Goldeyes, giving up one hit while striking out three in 1.1 innings of relief. Victor Cappellan got his third save of the season, retiring the side in order after coming in to close the bottom of the ninth.

 

Cleburne 6, Fargo-Moorhead 5- Box Score

Cleburne rallied late, scoring four in the seventh and one in the eighth to edge the RedHawks by a score of 6-5.

The Railroaders held a 1-0 lead after Angelo Gumbs drove in Patrick Palmeiro with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second. Fargo-Moorhead answered in the top of the fourth, scoring three. In the frame, Randolph Oduber smacked an RBI double and later scored on an RBI single by Joe Deluca. Leobaldo Pina followed by driving in Charlie Valerio in the very next at bat. The RedHawks added one in the sixth on a Valerio home run and one in the seventh on a Cleburne error to take a 5-1 lead.

The Railroaders tied the game in the very next frame, scoring all four runs with two outs. Gumbs singled to start the rally. Pete Perez proceeded to walk the next three batters before turning the ball over to Tyler Herr. In the next at bat, Cameron Monger scored on an error. Then, Alex Polston tied the game with a two-RBI single.

Gumbs put Cleburne on top in the eighth with a sacrifice fly. Cortland Cox was awarded the win for pitching a scoreless eighth and ninth.

 

St. Paul 5, Chicago 1- Box Score

Vinny Nittoli was sharp on the bump all night long for the St. Paul Saints, allowing just two hits while striking out 10 over six innings of work in a 5-1 win over the Chicago Dogs.

In the bottom of the third, Max Murphy drove in two with an RBI triple, before being brought home by Brady Shoemaker in the next at bat on an RBI double.

Murphy and Shoemaker found themselves at the forefront of the Saints’ scoring efforts again in the bottom of the fifth, with both scoring on an RBI single by Noah Perio Jr.

Chicago scored their lone run on an RBI double by Craig Maddox in the top of the ninth.

 

Sioux City 8, Sioux Falls 2- Box Score

The Sioux City Explorers scored six runs in the games opening frame on Tuesday and never looked back, defeating the Sioux Falls Canaries 8-2.

Sioux City collected seven of their 10 hits in the top of the first, starting the game with four straight singles by Luis Durango, Michael Lang, Jay Austin, and Nate Samson (RBI). Nelson Ward followed the hit-parade with a sacrifice fly to score Lang. Jay Baum and Daniel Jackson followed ward with consecutive RBI singles, and Dexture McCall picked up an RBI double two batters later.

Luis Mateo got the win for Sioux City, giving up just two earned on six hits while striking out five and walking one in five innings of work.

 

Gary Southshore 6, Kansas City 2- Box Score

Garrett Copeland led the Gary Southshore Railcats to a 6-2 victory of the Kansas City T-Bones on Tuesday night.

Copeland provided all the run support that Railcats’ starter Jeff McKenzie needed in the top of the first, belting a three home run.

McKenzie limited the T-Bones’ offense to one earned on four hits while striking out four over six innings of work.

Dylan Tice went 2-3 at the dish with one RBI for Kansas City.