Sioux Falls 7, St. Paul 4 — Box Score
The Sioux Falls Canaries moved past the St. Paul Saints 7-4 on the back of a five-run seventh inning.
The game was tied at 2-2 heading into the top of the seventh before the Canaries blew the game open. DH Jabari Henry drew a bases-loaded walk to break the tie and in the next at-bat, LF Ty Morrison singled to score both 2B Brett Marr and CF Dan Motl. After 1B Chris Jacobs, who went 2-for-4 with his 15th home run of the year, drew a walk, RF Burt Reynolds doubled to plate both Henry and Morrison and give Sioux Falls the lead for good.
LF Anthony Gallas blasted a two-run shot, his 12th of the year, in the bottom of the eighth but that would be the last runs of the night.
Texas 6, Cleburne 2 — Box Score
The Texas AirHogs topped the Cleburne Railroaders 6-2 thanks to a spurt in the sixth and seventh innings.
Both teams touched home plate in the third inning as 3B/CF Casio Grider scored after DH Levi Scott tripled in the top half of the inning and 2B/3B Mitch Glasser crossed the plate when RF Derrick Pyles reached on an error. In the sixth, SS Beamer Weems drew a bases-loaded walk and in the next at-bat, LF Charley Thurber lifted a sac fly to take a 3-1 lead. In the seventh, Grider scored his second run of the day and C Ryan Wagoner lifted a two-run home run. Wagoner went 2-for-4 on the day and RF Denis Phipps went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
LF Oscar Mesa scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh for the final run of the game. Texas starting pitcher Michael Freeman (3-1) earned the win for tossing seven innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out three batters.
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