GAC DRIVES IN EIGHT IN LINCOLN’S COMEBACK WIN

GAC DRIVES IN EIGHT IN LINCOLN'S COMEBACK WIN

Lincoln 13, Laredo 10 (Resumption of Suspended Game from 7/7)- Box

In a wild game that was suspended on Monday evening, the Saltdogs rallied for a 13-10 win at Haymarket Park. Laredo led 5-1 when the game was halted in the top of the third inning due to rain. The Saltdogs scored four runs in the fifth, five in the sixth, one in the seventh and two in the eighth. 1B Ian Gac (pictured) hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and a grand slam in the sixth, his ninth and tenth home runs of the season. In all, he drove in eight runs in the game. SS Mike Gilmartin was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

CF Nick Van Stratten was 3-for-5 with a home run for Laredo, as was 2B Travis Denker.

RHP Jake Meiers earned the victory for Lincoln in relief with four innings of work, striking out two. RHP Marshall Schuler saved his 16th game with a scoreless ninth.

Laredo 2, Lincoln 0 (Doubleheader Game Two- 8 innings)- Box

The second game of the twinbill was much more low-key than the opener. Laredo LHP Casey Harman and Lincoln RHP Zach Varce locked in a scoreless battle that lasted beyond the seven regulation innings. DH John Alonso led off the eighth with a double for Laredo and was pinch run for by Josh Schefert. He scored on a single by 3B Harrison Kain to break the tie. Kain scored on an RBI single later in the inning by LF JP Ramirez.

RHP Chad Povich worked a perfect one and 2/3 innings for the win for the Lemurs.

Sioux City 2, Winnipeg 1- Box

2B Amos Ramon hit an RBI single in the ninth inning, scoring DH Rene Tosoni and giving the Explorers a road win. Sioux City took a 1-0 lead in the third when LF Oscar Mesa singled home 3B Tommy Mendonca. Winnipeg answered in the eighth inning when DH Ryan Pineda led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, stole third, and scored on a sacrifice fly by 3B Josh Mazzola.

Mesa was 3-for-4 and Tosoni was 2-for-4 for Sioux City.

RHP Patrick Johnson struck out 11 Goldeyes in seven innings for Sioux City, but took a no-decision. The win went to RHP Geoff Broussard. RHP Chris Bodishbuagh worked a perfect ninth inning for Sioux City to earn the save. LHP Chris Salamida struck out seven in six innings for Winnipeg.

Gary SouthShore 9, Fargo-Moorhead 5- Box

The RailCats led 7-1 by the middle of the fourth inning as Gary took game one of the series. All nine Gary starters had hits in the game, with RF Drew Martinez and CF Drew Muren going 2-for-4. Muren hit his fourth home run of the season in the game. 2B Zac Mitchell and C Craig Maddox both had doubles and two RBIs in the game. SS Zach Penprase was 3-for-4 for Fargo-Moorhead and RF Dustin Robinson was 2-for-3.

RHP Stephen Bougher struck out three in six and 2/3 innings for the win for Gary.

St. Paul 3, Amarillo 2- Box

The Saints trailed 2-0 in the middle of the sixth, but scored single runs in the last three innings for CF Evan Bigley drew a leadoff walk in the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly by LF Brandon Tripp. An inning later, 2B Sam Maus and Bigley singled, and Maus scored on a single by DH Willie Cabrera.

St. Paul took the lead in the eighth when 3B Joe Bonfe hit a solo home run, his third of the season. Bonfe was 2-for-4, adding a double to the long ball.  Maus, Bigley and Cabrera all had two hits apiece as well.

RHP Mikey Mehlich struck out one in a perfect two innings of relief for the win. RHP Dan Sattler struck out two en route to his 11th save.

Grand Prairie 7, Kansas City 2- Box

In their first game under new manager Eric Champion, the AirHogs beat the T-Bones on the road, thanks to a four-run sixth inning. LF Madison Carter had an RBI groundout for the inning’s first run, 2B Alex Nunez followed with an RBI single. A two-RBI double by 1B Jason Botts plated the inning’s final two runs.

Five AirHogs had two hits in the game, with SS Jimmy Mojica and Botts having two RBIs apiece.

C Brian Erie was 2-for-2 with an RBI for Kansas City.

RHP Jason Jarvis allowed only one earned run and struck out two in eight innings for the win for Grand Prairie.

Wichita 8, Sioux Falls 7- Box

The Wingnuts came back for their second straight win over the Canaries. 2B Jake Kahaulelio hit an RBI single to drive in 3B Chris McClendon and tie the game at 7-7 in the ninth. The next batter, CF Brent Clevelen hit the walk-off single to score Kahaulelio and give Wichita the win. Clevelen had a solo home run in the eighth as well as part of the comeback, which began with a two-RBI single McClendon in the seventh.

Clevelen was 4-for-5 with a double and a home run with two RBIs. McClendon was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

1B AJ Kirby-Jones and CF Chris Valencia had three hits for Sioux Falls.

RHP Matt Nevarez picked up a strikeout in the ninth en route to the win for Wichita.