Lincoln 3, St. Paul 2 (15 Innings) – Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs (7-6) walked off on the St. Paul Saints 3-2 after 15 innings on Wednesday evening at Haymarket Park.
The Saltdogs edged out in front in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a solo home run from 3B Christian Ibarra (2-for-6). LF Burt Reynolds tied the score in the seventh inning with a solo shot of his own. The two teams were still tied at 1-1 after nine innings and headed to extras.
The Saints took the lead in the top of the 10th as 1B Devon Rodriguez (2-for-6) scored on a wild pitch. But the Saltdogs fought back in the bottom of the inning and 1B Cody Regis’ two-out single plated pinch runner Colton Burns to extend the game. After four more scoreless innings DH Curt Smith (3-for-5) was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the 15th. In the next at-bat, 2B John Sansone (2-for-7) doubled to end the game.
Fargo-Moorhead 2, Cleburne 1 – Box Score
A late home run from DH Correlle Prime made the difference as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks edged the Cleburne Railroaders 2-1.
The offense started in the third inning when RF Tim Colwell scored on a CF Devan Ahart single and the Railroaders responded in the bottom of the frame with a sac fly from 1B Jonathan Rodriguez. The score remained level until the top of the seventh when Prime hit his first home run of 2019.
Starting pitcher Michael Tamburino (1-2) earned the win after working seven innings and giving up the lone run on three hits while striking out four batters. Reliever Geoff Broussard tossed the ninth to secure the save.
DH Kenny Meimerstorf was the only batter in the game to have more than one hit.
Winnipeg 3, Gary SouthShore 1 – Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes edged out the Gary SouthShore RailCats 3-1 in a pitcher’s duel at Shaw Park.
Both teams combined for just eight hits in the game but the Goldeyes turned their four hits into three runs. CF Reggie Abercrombie, who set the new American Association record for games played (694) opened the scoring by hitting a solo home run. RF Willy Garcia added a two-run shot in the sixth that also plated LF Josh Romanski.
The RailCats’ only run came in the top of the ninth inning when DH Colin Willis doubled in 3B Randy Santiesteban.
Starting pitcher Ryan Johnson picked up his first win of the season by tossing 6.2 innings and giving up just two hits, walking three batters and striking out three. Reliever Victor Capellan earned fifth save of the year.
Chicago 7, Sioux Falls 2 Game 1/7 Innings – Box Score
Chicago 1, Sioux Falls 0 Game 2/8 Innings – Box Score
The Chicago Dogs (8-4) built an early lead in the first game of their doubleheader with the Sioux Falls Canaries and ended up with a 7-2 win.
DH Kelly Dugan (2-for-3) opened the scoring with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the second and C Rey Gonzalez (2-for-3) added another run later in the inning with an RBI single. RF Victor Roache (2-for-4) blasted a solo shot of his own in the fourth and later in the frame, 2B Edwin Arroyo and 3B Trey Vavra (2-for-4) tacked on back-to-back RBI singles.
The Canaries found the scoreboard in the top of the sixth when C Adrian Nieto scored as LF Kevin Taylor bounced out. RF Clint Coulter scored in the next at-bat as 2B Alay Lago grounded out to short. Dugan added two more runs for the Dogs in the bottom of the inning with a double.
In the night cap of their twin bill, the Dogs walked off on the Canaries 1-0 thanks to a solo home run from Roache in the eighth inning. Roache’s blast was only the third hit of the contest for the Dogs, and he had one of the other two as well. The Canaries were also held at bay at the plate as they had just six hits in the game, three of them coming off the bat of CF Brett Vertigan.
Kansas City 8, Milwaukee 1 Game 1/7 Innings – Box Score
Milwaukee 6, Kansas City 4 Game 2/7 Innings – Box Score
After racking up six runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Kansas City T-Bones (7-4) rolled to an 8-1 win in the first game of their doubleheader with the Milwaukee Milkmen.
DH Carlos Franco pushed the first run across with a fielder’s choice and, in the next at-bat, 1B Casey Gillaspie (2-for-3) added a two-RBI double. C Christian Correa followed with a two-RBI single and he scored the final run of the rally when LF Ryan Brett singled with two outs.
The T-Bones added two more runs thanks to two RBIs from 2B Mikey Reynolds (1-for-2) while the Milkmen’s only run of the game came on a fourth inning solo home run from DH Jose Rosario.
In the second game, the Milkmen broke a 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning as LF Adam Walker singled home Rosario and 1B Garrett Copeland. Three batters later, SS Sam Dexter doubled to plate Walker.
RF Teodoro Martinez went 3-for-4 with a run scored and DH Dan Ward went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Texas at Sioux City — Postponed (Rain)
The game between the Texas AirHogs and the Sioux City Explorers was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up tomorrow, Thursday May 30, as a part of a doubleheader set to begin at 5:05 p.m. Central Time. Both games will be seven innings.