WINNIPEG GOLDEYES: 2016 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES: 2016 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS

Winnipeg 11, Wichita 4 – Game 5 (Winnipeg wins the championship, 3-2) – Box

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are the 2016 American Association champions as they rolled past Wichita in game five, 11-4. Winnipeg pounded out 17 hits in the contest with five batters collecting multi-hit games. Goldeyes CF Reggie Abercrombie had a sensational night going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and seven RBI. Winnipeg LF Willie Cabrera added four hits and three runs scored while DH Adam Heisler chipped in with a pair of doubles in a 4-for-6 night. Goldeyes starting pitcher Kevin McGovern threw six strong innings in notching the victory. McGovern gave up two earned runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. For Winnipeg, this is their second league title with the first one coming in 2012.