Lincoln 4, Fargo-Moorhead 3 (Final – 11 Innings) — Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to erase a one-run deficit and walk off on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 4-3.
The RedHawks broke the 2-2 tie in the top of the 11th as DH Joe Staley singled to score the free runner and give his team the 3-2 lead. But in the bottom of the frame, RF Brian Joynt slapped a two-out RBI to tie the game and 2B Aaron Payne came up with the game-winning RBI single one batter later. The win snaps a seven-game losing streak for the Saltdogs.
The Saltdogs had 12 hits in the game and Payne had three of them. Both DH Curt Smith and Joynt added a pair. For the RedHawks, Staley had a team-high two hits and two RBI.
Laredo 20, Joplin 5 — Box Score
The Laredo Lemurs exploded for 20 runs and six home runs on Monday night as they easily handled the Joplin Blasters 20-5.
Five different Lemurs had home runs in the game and the six home runs ties a franchise record. Seven different batters had multi-hit games. 2B Jeudy Valdez, CF Denis Phipps and 3B Juan Silverio each homered once in the game, C Luke Bailey left the yard twice and LF Byron Wiley had a grand slam. Wiley and Bailey each had five RBI on the night and Valdez, Silverio and SS Jarred Mederoseach had a pair of RBI. Bailey also had a team-high three hits.
For the Blasters, LF Oscar Mesa went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and both C Yenier Bello and 1B Carlos Ramirez went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
St. Paul 5, Sioux City 4 — Box Score
The St. Paul Saints edged the Sioux City Explorers 5-4 on the back of a four RBI performance by 1B Vince DeFazio.
The Explorers struck first, scoring on two runs an error in the top of the first, but DeFazio put the Saints on the board the bottom of the inning with an RBI single that scored 3B Steve Nikorak. In the fourth, LF Angelo Songco scored when C Joey Paciorekreached on an error to tie the score. In the fifth inning, DeFazio hit a three-run blast to give the Saints the lead and they never trailed after that point. In the top of the ninth, the Explorers rallied to score a pair of runs but the Saints cut that surge one run short.
Nikorak also had two hits for the Saints in the game and for the Explorers, both 1B Rene Tosoni and 2B Ryan Court went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Grand Prairie 3, Amarillo 2 — Box Score
The Grand Prairie AirHogs scored three runs in the first three innings and the pitching staff took care of the rest as they beat the Amarillo Thunderheads 3-2.
C Zane Chavez got things started for the AirHogs as he singled for the first hit of the game and then scored on a double by 1BVictor Diaz for the first run in the top of the first inning. Diaz scored on a single by DH Brian Myrow to give Grand Prairie a 2-0 lead. Amarillo scratched out a run in the second on a wild pitch but Diaz singled home 2B Jamodrick McGruder in the third to answer.
OF Drew Heid singled home a run in the bottom of the third but that would be the last run of the game for either team.
Wichita 13, Sioux Falls 11 — Box Score
Of the 18 batters to step to the plate on Monday night in the Wichita Wingnuts’ 12-11 win against the Sioux Falls Canaries, 17 of them had at least one base hit.
The Wingnuts were led offensively by 1B Dustin Geiger as he had five RBI on four hits and three runs scored in five plate appearances. All nine of the Wingnuts in the batting order registered hits in the game. Four Wichita batters – SS Alberto Gonzalez,RF David Espinosa, LF Joash Brodin and DH Matt Padgett – had two hits on the night. Espinosa, as well as, 2B Luis Hernandezhad a pair of RBI.
For the Canaries, leadoff hitter RF Chris Grayson had a team-high three hits and three RBI. SS Jerome Pena, 1B David Bergin and 2B Michael Wing each had two hits for Sioux Falls.
Gary SouthShore 9, Winnipeg 7 — Box Score
The Gary SouthShore RailCats outlasted the Winnipeg Goldeyes 9-7 in a shootout where the two teams combined for 30 hits.
Each team had 15 hits apiece and each team had four batters with multi-hit games. For the RailCats, DH Adam Taylor led the way with a 4-for-5 performance with two runs scored and three RBI. 2B Zac Mitchell, LF Tillman Pugh and 3B Roger Bernal each had two hits on the night. For the Goldeyes, LF Adam Heisler, SS Josh Mazzola and CF Nic Jackson each had three hits in the game and two of Mazzola’s hits left the ball park. 2B Brad Boyer added a pair of hits for the Goldeyes.
Reliever Chuck Fontana earned the win for 1.2 innings of work in which he allowed one run on one hit without issuing a walk and reliever Andy Loomis picked up the five-out save.
New Jersey 6, Kansas City 5 — Box Score
The New Jersey Jackals held off a late charge from the Kansas City T-Bones and claimed a 6-5 win at Yogi Berra Stadium.
The Jackals went to work right away as 3B Mark Threlkeld doubled home SS Peter Mooney in the bottom of the first inning. They doubled that lead when C Tony Caldwell had an RBI single in the second. The T-Bones tied the game in the top of the third on RBI from 3B Nate Tenbrink and RF Adam Bailey but New Jersey took the lead right back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Threlkeld homered in the fifth and Gomez stole home in the sixth to put the Jackals comfortably out in front.
But the T-Bones rallied in the top of the ninth scoring runs on a single from C Brian Erie, a bases loaded walk to 2B Ryan Cavan and a sac fly by Tenbrink. The Jackals intentionally walked Bailey and then forced LF Kyle Robinson to fly out to end the game.
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