Sioux City 5, Wichita 4 (10 Innings) – Box
Sioux City CF Matty Johnson plated the game-winning run on a bases loaded walk in the 10th inning as the Explorers rallied back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Wichita Wingnuts, 5-4. Sioux City 1B Rene Tosoni went 2-for-3 on the night with a run scored, a RBI and two walks. Explorers 2B Ryan Court had two hits in the game and SS Noah Perio drove in three runs, including the game-winning run. Explorers’ pitcher Rob Wort tossed three shutout innings of relief to notch his 10th win of the year. Wort gave up two hits and struck out five Wichita batters. For the Wingnuts in defeat, DH Brent Clevlen went 3-for-4.
Joplin 8, Grand Prairie 1 – Box
The Joplin Blasters jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings and rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Grand Prairie AirHogs. The win by Joplin is their fifth straight and keeps them only one game behind Laredo in the race for the wild card. Blasters 3B Jairo Perez went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI while SS Maikol Gonzalez had a pair of hits along with two runs scored and a RBI. Joplin CF Oscar Mesa chipped in with two runs and C Mason Morioka had two RBI. Blasters starting pitcher Carlos Fuentes collected his third win of the year. Fuentes gave up two walks and three hits in five innings of work.
Lincoln 5, Sioux Falls 4 – Box
Lincoln LF Tucker White scored the go-ahead run on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Saltdogs beat the Sioux Falls Canaries, 5-4. Lincoln 1B Curt Smith and DH CJ Ziegler each had two hits in the game along with driving in two runs. Both White and 2B Aaron Payne scored two runs and C Juan Medina went 1-for-4 with a RBI. Saltdogs pitcher Conor Spink tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to notch the win. The victory by Spink was his fifth of the season.
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