GRIDER CAPS BIG GAME WITH WALK-OFF HIT FOR AIRHOGS

GRIDER CAPS BIG GAME WITH WALK-OFF HIT FOR AIRHOGS

Texas 6, Salina 5 — Box Score

Thanks to an RBI single from 3B Casio Grider, the Texas AirHogs walked off on the Salina Stockade 6-5 after a wild ninth inning.

The AirHogs entered the ninth with a 3-2 lead but the Stockade tied the game with an RBI single from DH Jesse Baker and then took the lead when Baker and 2B Fernando Garza scored as CF Roche Woodard reached on an error. In the bottom of the frame, SS Beamer Weems hit a lead-off single but was retired – after LF Charley Thurber drew a walk – on a fielder’s choice off the bat of CF Alvaro Rondon. In the next at-bat, 2B Ryne Willard singled to score Thurber to draw the AirHogs within a run.

Grider came up and singled to left field to plate both Willard and Rondon for the game-winning run. Grider finished the day with a game-high three hits. 1B Jake Taylor went 2-for-4 for the AirHogs as well and Woodard as well as 1B Kewby Meyer each had a pair of hits for the Stockade.

 

Cleburne 6, Lincoln 5 — Box Score

The Cleburne Railroaders used a pair of three-run innings to top the Lincoln Saltdogs 6-5 despite being outhit 14-8.

Cleburne took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with the first of their two three-run frames. CF K.C. Huth and SS Alex Polston each had RBI base hits in the fourth an Polston later stole home to take a 3-2 lead. The Saltdogs took the lead back with a single run in the sixth and seventh innings but the Railroaders rallied back in the bottom of the seventh. LF Nick Van Stratten tripled home 2B Maikol Gonzalez and then scored alongside 1B Geraldo Valentin when DH Pichi Balet tripled.

2B Cesar Valera singled home SS Ivan Marin in the top of the eighth but that would be the final run of the game. For the Saltdogs, both C Dashenko Ricardo and DH Curt Smith had three hits and for the Railroaders, RF Axel Johnson went 2-for-4.

 

Winnipeg 6, St. Paul 3 — Box Score

The Winnipeg Goldeyes rallied for six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to steal a 6-3 in against the St. Paul Saints.

The Saints took the lead in the fifth inning as CF Kes Carter singled home DH Brady Shoemaker and then scored in the next at-bat when SS J.J. Gould homered. But in the bottom of the eighth, the Goldeyes, who had recorded just two hits to that point in the game, broke things open with a six-hit, 12-batter inning to take the lead. The first four batters each singled including RBI singles from 2B Jordan Ebert and SS Andrew Sohn, who had a team-high two hits. CF Reggie Abercrombie and DH David Bergin both hit two-RBI singles later in the inning to take and cement the lead.

The Saints were held to just five hits in the game and two of those came from C Maxx Garrett. Starting pitcher Kevin McGovern (10-2) picked up the win for his eight innings of work that included five hits and eight strikeouts and reliever Victor Capellan earned his fifth save.

 

Kansas City 5, Wichita 2 — Game 1/10 Innings — Box Score

In the first game of the doubleheader between the Kansas City T-Bones and the Wichita Wingnuts, the T-Bones needed 10 innings to break a 2-2 tie and claim a 5-2 win.

The game was originally scheduled for just seven innings but the score was tied thanks to a pair of RBIs from LF/P Brennen Salgado and a two-run third inning from the T-Bones. In the third, RF Chantz Mack scored when DH Kevin Keyes reached on an error and then CF Cedric Hunter hit an RBI single. In the top of the 10th, LF Dexter Kjerstad reached on an error, allowing 1B Kyle Petty to score and in the next at-bat 3B Jordan Edgerton hit a two-run home run. Edgerton finished the game 4-for-5.

Reliever Jeff Walters (2-3) worked the final two innings, including a 1-2-3 10th, to earn the win.

 

Wichita 13, Kansas City 3 – Game 2/7 Innings — Box Score

The Wichita Wingnuts responded in game two of their doubleheader with the Kansas City T-Bones in a big way as they racked up 11 hits on the way to a 13-3 win.

Wichita scored in five of the six innings it went to the plate and tallied five and four runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Eight of the nine batters in the order recorded at least one hit and three batters – DH Brent Clevlen, CF T.J. Mittelstaedt and RF Richard Prigatano – each had three RBIs in the game. Clevlen, Prigatano and 2B Christian Stringer each had two hits in the game.

For the T-Bones, 2B Marcus Lemon had a team-high two hits and 1B Kevin Keyes hit his league-leading 23rd home run of the season.

 

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