St. Paul 3, Laredo 2 – Box
LF Willie Cabrera hit a walk-off, two-run double to beat Laredo, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Midway Stadium in St. Paul.
Cabrera batted 2-for-4 with a walk in the game. With the win, the Saints completed a three-game sweep of the Lemurs.
Right-handed reliever Dan Sattler got the win after striking out the side in the top of the ninth. RF Keith Brachold scored the Saints’ first run with a homer to lead off the bottom of the second.
Lincoln 5, Rockland 4 – Box
In the top of the ninth, Saltdogs’ CF Matt Forgatch skied an 0-2 pitch into the stands in left field for a solo home run to beat Rockland, 5-4. Closer Marshall Schuler pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to seal the win, and right-hander Jhonny Montoya, who pitched a scoreless eighth, got the W.
DH Ian Gac put the Saltdogs on the board in the first when he ended a 10-pitch at-bat with a two-run homer. He led the team with two hits.
Lincoln trailed 4-2 after home runs from Rockland 1B Jerod Edmondson and C Joe Maloney, but Lincoln 2B Luis Nunez tied the game with a two-run homer in the top of the eighth, setting up Forgatch’s heroics.
Grand Prairie 5, Quebec 3 – Box
Grand Prairie 1B Frazier Hall smacked a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth, giving the AirHogs their first lead of the game, which they would hold on to for a 5-3 win. After Hall’s homer gave Grand-Prairie a 4-2 lead, 2B Alex Nunez added an RBI single later in the inning. SS Jimmy Mojica led the AirHogs with three hits and two runs scored.
Quebec CF Sebastien Boucher hit an RBI single in the sixth to get the Capitales within two, but his team would fall short, despite his superb day at the plate. Boucher went 3-for-4 with a walk.
AirHogs’ right-hander Jason Jarvis (4-1, 3.13 ERA) pitched six innings of three-run ball to earn the win. Closer Dakota Watts notched the save — his 13th this season — with a scoreless ninth.
Wichita 8, Sioux City 5 – Box
Wichita starter Jason Van Skike (8-2, 2.57 ERA) allowed two earned runs across seven innings to lead the Wingnuts to an 8-5 win against Sioux City, completing a three-game sweep.
The Wingnuts used a five-run fifth inning, highlighted by CF Brent Clevlen’s three-run homer, to break the game open. Clevlen went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs. 2B Jake Kahaulelio also had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Closer Matt Neverez saved his 17th game of the season in the ninth.
Sioux Falls 4, Fargo-Moorhead 3 – Box
A go-ahead, two-run single from Canaries’ C Matt Hitt in the top of the sixth held up despite a late RedHawks rally as Sioux Falls took down Fargo-Moorhead, 4-3.
The Canaries scored two in the first on an error and an RBI single from Chris Valencia and two more in the sixth on Hitt’s single. Valencia went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Trailing 4-2 in the ninth, the RedHawks threatened the lead, plating a run on a groundout by DH Petey Paramore. Sioux Falls closer Alan DeRatt struck out the next batter to end it, completing his 11th save. Paramore had all three of the RedHawks’ RBIs.
Canaries’ starter Kyle Ruwe pitched seven innings of two-run ball to get the win.
Winnipeg 9, Kansas City 3 – Box
Four Winnipeg batters had three-hit games, and the Goldeyes scored nine runs on 18 hits to beat Kansas City, 9-3. Goldeyes’ 2B Donnie Webb batted 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three runs scored and three RBIs.
RF Josh Mazzola, 1B Casey Haerther and CF Reggie Abercrombie each had three hits as well. Mazzola hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth to give the Goldeyes a 7-0 lead.
On the mound, Winnipeg starter Nick Hernandez allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings, striking out five for his sixth win of the season.
Amarillo 7, Gary SouthShore 6 – Box
In the top of the ninth, Amarillo 2B Travis Weaver singled to third base, and C Jeff Farnham scored the go-ahead run on an error to beat the RailCats, 7-6. Amarillo trailed 6-5 in the seventh, but CF Jason Martin’s RBI double tied the game at seven.
Sox LF Derek Perren and RF Joe Weik each had three hits in the game. Right-handed reliever Randy Hamrick got the win after pitching the seventh, eighth and ninth without allowing a hit.
For the RailCats, C Ryan Babineau went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a walk.