Winnipeg 3, Sioux City 2 – Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes rallied for three runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to take home a 3-2 walk-off win over Sioux City.
The Explorers scored two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead and carried that lead all the way to the ninth behind a terrific pitching performance from starter Eric Karch. The Goldeyes scored their runs in the ninth off a bases loaded walk from Sioux City closer Matt Pobereyko and a two-run single by 3B Dominic Ficociello.
Ficociello went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs while RF Willy Garcia doubled and scored a run.
Winnipeg reliever Tyler Garkow threw a scoreless ninth inning and earned the victory. The righty struck out one in the three batters he faced. Garkow has a record of 1-0 on the year.
Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 2 – Box Score
Milwaukee jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and would never look back as they defeated Kansas City by the score of 7-2.
The Milkmen rolled out to this 3-0 advantage in the first as C Manuel Boscan doubled home leadoff hitter Nolan Earley and 3B Jose Rosario launched a two-run home run. The T-Bones would add single runs in the second and fourth innings as 3B/P Ramsey Romano brought home both runs via a hit by pitch and a double. Milwaukee would put the contest away in the fifth as they plated four runs on singles by RF Teodoro Martinez and Rosario and a double from Boscan.
Boscan went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs while Rosario had a pair of hits in four at-bats and four RBIs.
Milkmen starting pitcher TJ House tossed seven solid innings to earn the victory. The southpaw gave up two earned runs on nine hits with a walk and two strikeouts. House is now 3-0 on the season.
For Kansas City in defeat, Romano went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Gary SouthShore 2, Chicago 1 – Box Score
Shortstop Marcus Mooney’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie and helped Gary SouthShore edge past Chicago by the final of 2-1.
After two scoreless innings of play, the RailCats jumped out in front 1-0 in the third as 3B Thomas Walraven came home on a bases loaded walk to 1B Randy Santiesteban. The Dogs tied the score up at 1-1 in the top of the fifth as C Rey Gonzalez doubled home 1B Keon Barnum. The deadlock did not last for long as the RailCats scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning on the sacrifice fly by Mooney.
Mooney went 1-for-2 with an RBI while Walraven had two hits in three at-bats and scored two runs.
Gary SouthShore starter Trevor Lubking tossed seven solid innings to earn his league lead tying fourth win of the season. Lubking gave up an unearned run on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
For Chicago, Barnum had a 2-for-4 night with a run scored.
Lincoln 14, Fargo-Moorhead 7 – Box Score
It was all Lincoln in this contest as the Saltdogs double up Fargo-Moorhead by a final of 14-7.
The Saltdogs pounded out 16 hits in the contest with eight batters collecting at least one. Lincoln SS Ivan Marin went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs while RF Randolph Oduber had four hits in six at-bats and drove in three runs. Catcher Daniel Herrera, DH Curt Smith and CF Colton Burns each chipped in two hits and two RBIs for the Saltdogs.
After three scoreless innings of play, Lincoln plated 12 runs over the fourth, fifth and six innings to blow the game open.
Saltdogs pitcher Evan Korson tossed 1/3 of an inning of relief and notched the win. The southpaw allowed an unearned run on a hit in the two batters he faced. Korson is now 2-0 on the season.
Right fielder Tim Colwell had a 2-for-4 night with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs in the loss for the RedHawks.
Texas 4, St. Paul 1 – Box Score
Texas rolled out to a 3-0 lead after an inning of play and would go on from there to defeat St. Paul by a 4-1 final.
The AirHogs tallied those three runs in the first on a CF Han Xiao single and a double from SS Yang Jin. The Saints would cut the deficit to 3-1 in the fourth as LF Burt Reynolds came around to score on a single from C Jeremy Martinez. Texas would add an insurance run in the fifth off a groundout by 3B Luo Jinjun.
Texas starting pitcher Kevin Hilton gave up an earned run over 7 2/3 innings of work to notch the win. Hilton allowed two walks and six hits to go along with five strikeouts.
Martinez had a 3-for-4 night with an RBI for St. Paul.
Sioux Falls 8, Cleburne 7 – Box Score
Sioux Falls scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to overcome a 7-6 deficit and beat Cleburne by the score of 8-7.
This game was a seesaw affair as the two teams traded the lead throughout. The Canaries jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning of action before the Railroaders plated five runs over the fifth and sixth to take the lead at 5-3. Sioux Falls added three in the sixth to regain the advantage at 6-5 only to see Cleburne tally two in the eighth to go ahead again, 7-6.
Canaries 1B Kevin Taylor led the way at the plate going 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Sioux Falls 3B Jordan Ebert hit a home run and collected two RBIs while 2B Alay Lago and SS Andrew Ely each had two hits and a run scored.
Reliever Kevin Simmons tossed 1/3 of an inning of scoreless relief to take home the win. Simmons gave up a walk and a hit to go with a strikeout.