Grand Prairie 5, Lincoln 1 — Box Score
Grand Prairie starter Trevor Harden went the distance for the AirHogs as they toppled the Lincolnd Saltdogs 5-1.
Harden gave up just five hits in the contest and allowed one run – an unearned run in the second inning – while striking out five batters. The win improves Harden to 6-2 on the season. 1B Jason Botts came through with more run support than Harden needed in the fourth inning when he hit a grand slam putting his team in front 4-0.
Botts went 2-for-4 in the game as did SS Jimmy Mojica. Mojica and 3B Abel Nieves each added an RBI of their own. For the Saltdogs, 1B Ian Gac went 2-for-3 to lead the team.
Sioux Falls 12, Winnipeg 4 — Box Score
All nine Sioux Falls batters had at least one hit as they racked up 19 hits on their way to a 12-4 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Six Canaries had multi-hit games and they scored at least one run in each of the first seven innings. SS Stephen Branca led the way as he went 4-for-5 with two RBI. C Kevin Dultz and RF Steven Tinoco each went 3-for-5 for the Canaries. Dultz had an RBI and three runs scored and Tinoco added two RBI and a runs scored. For the Goldeyes, 2B Brock Bond went 3-for-4 and 1B Casey Haerther went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
On the mound, starter Ben Moore picked up the win as he threw six innings and allowed four runs on six hits.
Gary SouthShore 6, Kansas City 3 — Box Score
The Gary SouthShore RailCats put up two runs in the first inning and never trailed on their way to a 6-3 win against the Kansas City T-Bones.
RailCats 2B Daniel Pulfer scored the first run when LF Josh Romanski bounced out to the second baseman and RF Drew Martinez scored on the next play when C Ryan Babineau connected on the first pitch he saw for a single. The RailCats struck again in the fourth inning when 3B Wally Backman scored on a double from 1B Derek Smith. The T-Bones got on the board with a run in the fifth and another in the seventh but three runs from the RailCats in the bottom of the seventh secured their lead.
Martinez finished the game with three hits and Backman added two. Starter Kagen Hopkins earned the win for working 5.1 innings and allowing just one run on two hits to go along with six strikeouts. For the game, the RailCats allowed just five hits and issued 13 strikeouts.
Fargo-Moorhead 6, Sioux City 4 — Box Score
RedHawks 2B C.J. Retherford and DH Sawyer Carroll combined for six of Fargo-Moorhead’s 12 hits as the RedHawks edged the Sioux City Explorers 6-4.
Retherford went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and Carroll went 3-for-4 with two RBI including an RBI double in the opening frame. The RedHawks went up 3-0 after a hot first inning and held that lead throughout the contest. The Explorers broke through in the fifth inning with a pair of runs to cut the deficit to 4-2 but the RedHawks put the game out of reach in the seventh inning with two more runs of their own. For the Explorers, LF Oscar Mesa went 2-for-5 with an RBI and CF Tim Colwell had two RBI.
RedHawks starter Brian Ernst was tabbed as the winner for his six innings of work in which he allowed two runs on four hits while picking up six strikeouts and reliever Nate Garcia picked up the save.
Laredo 5, Amarillo 4 — Box Score
The Laredo Lemurs put together a late surge to snatch the lead and claim a 5-4 win over the Amarillo Sox.
The Sox struck first with an unearned run in the top of the first inning. Amarillo extended that lead in the third inning on a run scored by LF Derek Perren followed by a solo home run from DH Kyle Nichols. The Lemurs responded with one run in the bottom of the from but took the lead in the sixth inning when 1B John Alonso doubled home a run and both DH Byron Wiley and CF Nick Van Stratten belted out sacrifice flies.
Van Statten and Alonso as well as 2B Travis Denker all finished the game with two hits. For the Sox, Perren went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
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