Gary Southshore 4, Winnipeg 2 – Box
The Goldeyes took command of the game early, taking a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The big play of the inning came on a RBI double from RF David Rohm. The Railcats cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the inning. In the fourth, CF Chase Harris smashed a double to tie the game at 2 and then was knocked in when DH Cameron Newell hit a two-run double. The Railcats kept that 4-2 lead as they went on to win 4-2. Newell finished the game 1-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. LHP Braulio Torres-Perez got the victory, going five innings allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out six batters. RHP Jorge De Leon pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save of the year.
St Paul 4, Fargo-Moorhead 2 – Box
The Saints won their 30th game of the year on Saturday night, breaking open a 2-2 game in the fifth inning with two runs. CF Kes Carter blasted the Saints ahead with a two-run double. The RBIs were his seventh and eighth of the year. Carter also walked twice in the win. 1B Mitch Delfino finished 1-3 with two RBIs in the victory. DH K.D. Kang finished 3-4 with two RBIs in the loss. RHP Mark Hamburger earned the win with seven innings of two-run ball. He struck out eleven batters in his ninth victory of the season. LHP Caleb Thielbar recorded the six out save. It was his first save of the year.
Texas 11, Salina 3 – Box
Just four innings into the game, the Airhogs took a 5-0 lead. In the second, 3B Ryne Willard drove in two runs with a triple to make it 3-0. The Stockade came roaring back in the fifth inning, as they scored a run on three consecutive plays. The Airhogs added insurance runs in the sixth inning, making it an 11-3 contest as they went on to win by that score. Willard drove in his third run of the game as part of the six-run sixth inning. Willard finished the game 3-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. RHP Jared Mortensen rode the great run support to his second win of the year, going six innings. Mortensen (2-1) allowed three runs on six hits and struck out five batters.
Wichita 11, Sioux Falls 8 – Box
The Wingnuts added to their league-best record by beating the Canaries on Saturday night. The win was their second straight, and their 35th win overall. The Wingnuts hit three home runs in the victory, with 1B Matt Chavez hitting two of them. Chavez finished the game 3-6 with two runs scored, five RBIs and the two home runs, which put him to 14 long balls on the year. DH Brent Clevlen hit the other long ball for the Wingnuts, connecting on his fifth home run of the season. Clevlen collected two more hits and drove in four runs on the day. RF Jabari Henry hit his tenth home run of the season in the loss. RHP Alex Boshers earned his seventh win of the season, pitching seven innings. Boshers (7-2) allowed seven runs (four earned) on nine hits while striking out three batters.
Lincoln 7, Cleburne 1 – Box
Four different batters drove in runs in the Saltdogs 7-1 victory over the Railroaders on Saturday. The win was the Saltdogs 27th of the year and their second straight of the season. The Saltdogs took a 3-0 lead in the fifth, with the big play coming on a two-run double from DH Curt Smith. With the score 4-1 in the seventh inning, RF Joe Robbins blasted a three-run triple to extend the lead to 7-1. Neither team managed to score over the final two and a half innings as the Saltdogs went on to win 7-1. RHP Derek Gordon went seven innings in the win, allowing a run on six hits and striking out two batters.
Sioux City 5, Kansas City 4 – Box (Final – 10 innings)
With the Explorers up 4-3 in Kansas City, the T-Bones tied it in the eighth thanks to a RBI single from 3B Jordan Edgerton. Edgerton finished the game 3-5 with a run scored and three RBIs. In extras, LF Jayce Ray scored on a wild pitch to give the Explorers a 5-4 lead. The T-Bones failed to score in the bottom half of the inning as the Explorers went on to win 5-4. Ray finished the game 4-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. RHP Kevin McCanna earned the win in relief, going 1.1 innings of scoreless ball for his fourth win of the year.
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