Gary SouthShore 6, Milwaukee 5 (10 Innings) – Box Score
Shortstop Marcus Mooney launched a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning to give Gary SouthShore the lead for good as they edged past Milwaukee, 6-5.
The RailCats had a 4-3 lead after four innings of play only to see the Milkmen score single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to grab a 5-4 advantage. Milwaukee could not finish the game off as they allowed Gary SouthShore to plate the tying run in the ninth inning with two outs and send the game into extra innings.
Gary SouthShore CF Evan Marzilli led the way at the plate going 3-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI. RailCats LF Raymond Jones had a triple and drove in two runs while 2B/3B Will Savage plated a run and walked three times in a 1-for-2 night. Gary SouthShore had a total of nine hits in the game.
RailCats reliever Sandy Lugo threw a scoreless inning of relief and grabbed his first win of the season. The righty walked one in the five batters he faced.
For the Milkmen, CF/SS Cesar Valera had a 2-for-5 outing with two runs scored.
Chicago 11, Kansas City 4 – (Completion of Suspended Game from June 26) – Box Score
Chicago scored seven runs over the sixth and seventh innings to blow open a close ballgame and defeat Kansas City by a final of 11-4. The Dogs had a 4-2 lead through five innings of play only to score five runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to take full control of the game.
The Dogs had nine hits in the contest with seven of the nine batters in the lineup collecting at least one. Chicago 1B Keon Barnum led the way going 3-for-3 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs. Dogs DH Trey Vavra walked twice and scored three times in a 1-for-3 outing while CF David Olmedo-Barrera and 2B Edwin Arroyo each collected a hit and two RBIs.
Chicago pitcher Carlos Zambrano tossed two innings of relief and notched the victory. The 38-year-old righty gave up an earned run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Zambrano is now 1-0 on the season.
For the T-Bones in the loss, DH Christopher Colabello had a 2-for-5 game with a home run and three RBIs.
Kansas City 7, Chicago 3 (7 Innings/Regularly Scheduled Game) – Box Score
Kansas City scored early and often in this contest as they downed Chicago by the score of 7-3. The T-Bones scored runs in each of the first four innings and was in total command throughout.
First baseman Christopher Colabello led the way at the plate for Kansas City as he went 1-for-2 with a home run and three runs scored. Colabello has now hit three home runs in his first six games with the T-Bones. In addition to this, SS Shawn O’Malley plated a run and drove in one in a perfect 2-for-2 night while DH Casey Gillaspie added a blast in four at-bats and drove in three runs.
Kansas City starting pitcher Kenny Koplove allowed three earned runs over five innings of work and notched the victory. The Philadelphia resident allowed five hits to go along with five strikeouts. With the win, Koplove is now 1-1 on the year.
Cleburne 7, Lincoln 4 – Box Score
Cleburne completed the three-game sweep of Lincoln as they downed the Saltdogs by the score of 7-4. The Railroaders jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings of play and would cruise from there to their 19th victory of the season.
The Railroaders collected 11 hits as team and was led by C John Nester who went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Cleburne RF K.C. Huth drove in a pair of runs in a 1-for-3 night while LF Kenny Meimerstorf had two hits in four at-bats. Second baseman Ryan Brett also helped the Railroaders offense by launching his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the seventh inning.
Cleburne starting pitcher Jesus Sanchez threw six innings and pick-up the win. Sanchez gave up three earned runs on eight hits and walked two batters.
For Lincoln, C Tyler Moore had a 2-for-4 night with two runs scored.
Fargo-Moorhead 11, Sioux Falls 6 – Box Score
Fargo-Moorhead continued to stay red hot as they won 10th in a row in a 11-6 decision over Sioux Falls. After two scoreless innings of action, the RedHawks took command of the game as they scored nine runs over the next three and would roll from there to another big victory.
The RedHawks banged out 16 hits in the game with six batters having multi-hit nights. Fargo-Moorhead 1B Correlle Prime showed the way at the plate going 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs. RedHawks leadoff hitter Brennan Metzger collected three hits in five at-bats and scored three times while CF Devan Ahart and DH Chris Jacobs each had a pair of hits and two runs batted in.
RedHawks starter Ryan Williams gave up three earned runs in six innings pitched and notched the win. Williams gave up a walk and 12 hits and struck out two batters.
Left fielder Mike Hart had a 3-for-4 night with two RBIs in the loss for the Canaries.
Winnipeg 9, Sioux City 7 – Box Score
Winnipeg jumped out to a 4-1 lead after just an inning of play and would never look back as they beat Sioux City by the final of 9-7.
The Goldeyes received solid production from up and down their lineup as eight of the nine batters collected at least a hit while seven of those scored at least a run. Winnipeg RF Willy Garcia went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs while 1B Kyle Martin added two doubles and two runs in a 2-for-4 night. Third baseman Dominic Ficociello also aided the Goldeyes offense by launching his third home run of the season, a solo shot to leadoff the fifth inning.
Winnipeg pitcher Tyler Garkow threw an inning of scoreless relief and picked-up the victory. The righty allowed a hit and struck out two in the four batters that he faced. With the win, Garkow is now 2-0 on the season.