Gary SouthShore 3, Winnipeg 0 — Box Score
The Gary SouthShore RailCats blanked the Winnipeg Goldeyes 3-0 behind a solid outing from starting pitcher Dustin Crenshaw.
Crenshaw went eight strong innings and allowed just four hits and issued four strikeouts. Reliever Ian Kadish finished things off in the ninth inning with just nine pitches to earn the save. While the Goldeyes had just four hits, the RailCats racked up 12 from eight different batters. CF Drew Muren had three of those hits and scored a pair of runs and RF Drew Martinez had a team-high two RBI as he went 2-for-4
LF Josh Romanski added two hits for the RailCats. For the Goldeyes, four different batters each had one hit.
Amarillo 5, Grand Prairie 2 — Box Score
After the Grand Prairie AirHogs scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead the Amarillo Sox came back with five unanswered runs in the fifth through eighth innings to claim a 5-2 win.
2B Alex Nunez, who went 3-for-4 on the night, scored the game’s first run on a double from C Brian Peterson and then Peterson scored later in the inning on an error by the Sox. The Sox’ late game rally was powered by RF Derek Perren as he went 3-for-5 with three RBI. DH Kyle Nichols also had a hit and an RBI for the Sox.
Starting pitcher Anthony Figliolia was tabbed as the winner for tossing six innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits while striking out six. Reliever Derek Blacksher recorded an eight-out save.
Fargo-Moorhead 10, Sioux Falls 6 — Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks turned 15 hits into 10 runs as they downed the Sioux Falls Canaries 10-6 on Friday night.
Eight of the nine batters in the Fargo-Moorhead order registered hits in the game and six of them had more than one hit. RF Brandon Tripp had a team-high three hits and scored three times. 2B C.J. Retherford went 2-for-4 with a team-high three RBI and both C Travis Higgs and DH Zach Penprase added two RBI on two hits apiece.
For the Canaries, four different batters had two-hit games including RF Steven Tinoco and DH Brandon Jones who each had an RBI and a run scored.
Wichita 10, Laredo 5 — Box Score
The Wichita Wingnuts and the Laredo Lemurs each had eight hits in the game but the Wingnuts turned those hits into twice as many runs as the Lemurs did on their way to a 10-5 win.
Six different Wingnuts had RBI in the game and they were led by 1B Victor Diaz who had three on one hit in the game. LF Jake Luce had a team high two hits in four at bats with two RBI. For the Lemurs, CF Nick Van Stratten went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and 3B John Alonso also went 2-for-4 with three RBI. LF J.P. Ramirez added a pair of hits as well.
Starting pitcher Jason Van Sikke earned the win as he went 5.1 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits.
Lincoln 11, Sioux City 4 Game 2/7 Innings — Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs completed the sweep of their Friday twinbill with the Sioux City Explorers with a 11-4 victory in the night cap.
The Explorers scored first in the second inning and then the Saltdogs reeled off 11 unanswered runs to take control of the contest. The Explorers added three more runs in the ninth but could only cut the deficit to seven – the same deficit from the first game of the day.
Three Saltdogs – 2B Luis Nunez, DH Ian Gac and SS Mike Gilmartin – had three hits in the game and Nunez and Gac each had two RBI. CF Matt Forgatch had a team-high three RBI. For the Explorers, LF Michael Lang posted three hits in five at bats.
Kansas City 5, St. Paul 2 Game 1/7 Innings — Box Score
The Kansas City T-Bones put a pair of runs on the board in the fourth and fifth innings take control of the first of two scheduled seven inning games with the St. Paul Saints. The T-Bones won the game 5-2 and the second game was postponed due to rain. The two teams will start a doubleheader on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Central Time.
T-Bones RF Ray Sadler had a team-high two hits and one of the team’s five RBI. 2B Danny Richar had two RBI and both 1B Nick Schwaner and LF Bryan Sabatella added one RBI a piece. For the Saints, both 1B Angelo Songco and RF Joe Bonfe went 2-for-3 and Bonfe had the Saints’ lone RBI.
Starting pitcher Jared Messer picked up the win as he tossed 5.2 innings and allowed two runs on six hits. Reliever Kris Regas earned the save as he worked a perfect ninth inning.
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