SAINTS BLANK EXPLORERS ON TWO-HIT SHUTOUT

SAINTS BLANK EXPLORERS ON TWO-HIT SHUTOUT

St. Paul 4, Sioux City 0 – Box Score

St. Paul starting pitcher Ryan Zimmerman and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Saints defeated Sioux City, 4-0.

Zimmerman went the first five innings allowing three walks and a hit while striking out four. The bullpen trio of Karch Kowalczyk, Chris Lee and Tanner Kiest threw the final four innings and combined gave up a walk and a hit with six strikeouts. Zimmerman notched the victory and is now 5-3 on the season.

Offensively for St. Paul, 3B Chesny Young led the way at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs. Saints 2B Josh Allen scored two runs in a 1-for-4 night while C Jeremy Martinez singled and scored a run.

For the Explorers in defeat, LF Sebastian Zawada went 2-for-3.

 

Winnipeg 7, Lincoln 2 – Box Score

Winnipeg completed the three-game sweep of Lincoln as they downed the Saltdogs by the score of 7-2.

The Goldeyes had four batters with multi-hit games including 1B Kyle Martin who went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Winnipeg CF Reggie Abercrombie scored two runs and drove in one in a 1-for-3 night while SS Adrian Marin and RF Willy Garcia each collected a pair of hits with Darvill scoring two runs and Garcia driving in three.

Goldeyes starting pitcher Joel Bender threw six solid innings and notched the victory. The southpaw gave up two earned runs on six hits and struck out three batters. With the win, Bender improved his record to 2-2 on the season.

For Lincoln in the loss, leadoff hitter Christian Ibarra had a 2-for-4 day with a home run.

 

Milwaukee 5, Chicago 3 – Box Score

Milwaukee tallied all five of their runs in the sixth inning as the Milkmen overcame an early deficit and beat Chicago, 5-3. With the victory, the Milkmen took two of three in the series.

Milkmen starting pitcher Kurt Heyer allowed three earned runs over seven innings of work and grabbed his fifth win of the season. The University of Arizona product allowed a walk and six hits while striking out seven in the 97-pitch performance.

Offensively for Milwaukee, RF Adam Walker led the way going 1-for-4 with a big three-run home run in the five-run sixth. Milkmen SS Sam Dexter doubled and drove in a run while C Manuel Boscan and 1B Glen McClain each tallied a run in a 1-for-3 night.

In the loss for the Dogs, DH Keon Barnum launched his league leading 23rd home run of the season.

 

Sioux Falls 2, Texas 1 – Box Score

Sioux Falls RF Clint Coulter blasted a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Canaries a 2-0 lead and that is all they would need as they defeated Texas, 2-1.

Coulter led all hitters for Sioux Falls as he had a 2-for-4 game with a run scored and two RBIs. Canaries SS Andrew Ely had a pair of hits in four at-bats along with a run scored while C Mike Hart went 2-for-4.

Sioux Falls starter Keaton Steele tossed six solid innings and notched his third win of the season. Steele gave up one earned run on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts. Canaries pitcher Luis Pollorena allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning and earned his third save.

Left fielder Javion Randle had a 1-for-3 night with a run scored and two stolen bases in the loss for the AirHogs.

 

Fargo-Moorhead 8, Gary SouthShore 6 – Box Score

Fargo-Moorhead completed the three-game sweep of Gary SouthShore as they beat the RailCats by the score of 8-6. With the win, the RedHawks have now won four straight and lead St. Paul by four games in the North Division.

There were 13 hits collected by Fargo-Moorhead with CF Devan Ahart leading the way going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. RedHawks 1B Correlle Prime scored a run and drove in two in a 3-for-4 night while RF Tim Colwell hit two doubles in five at-bats and tallied a run. Catcher Daniel Comstock also helped the Fargo-Moorhead offense by launching his ninth home run of the season.

RedHawks starter Ryan Williams threw six innings of work and picked-up the victory. The East Carolina University product allowed three earned runs on six hits and fanned four batters. Williams is now 6-1 on the year with the win.

For Gary SouthShore, DH Colin Willis went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

 

Kansas City 5, Cleburne 1 – Box Score

Kansas City jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play and would go on from there to beat Cleburne, 5-1.

The T-Bones pounded out 13 hits in the contest with seven batters picking-up at least one. Kansas City 3B Mason Davis led the way at the plate going 2-for-5 with a home run and two stolen bases. T-Bones 2B Dylan Tice and 1B Daniel Nava each had three hits and an RBI while SS Ramsey Romano collected two hits in four at-bats along with a run and an RBI.

Kansas City starter Christian Binford hurled five solid innings of work and earned his third win of the season. Binford (3-2) allowed an earned run on three hits with a walk and five punchouts.

Leadoff hitter Daniel Robertson had a two-hit game with a RBI in the loss for the Railroaders.