May 24 Evening Recap
Gary SouthShore 3, Kansas City 2 (13 Innings) – Box
Shortstop Andy DeJesus’ two-out RBI single in the top of the 13th scored PR Kris Goodman with the game winning run as Gary SouthShore beat Kansas City, 3-2. With the victory, the RailCats completed the three-game sweep of the T-Bones and have now won four straight. DeJesus along with DH Colin Willis each had three hits on the night while C Wilfredo Gimenez collected four hits in six-bats. Gary SouthShore pitcher Drasen Johnson tossed two shutout innings out of the bullpen to notch his first win. For Kansas City in the losing effort, RF Daniel Rockett went 2-for-6 and scored a run.
Sioux City 3, Lincoln 2 – Box
Shortstop Nate Samson hit a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning to give Sioux City a 3-2 lead and they would go from there to win by that same margin over Lincoln. The 2-3 hitters of RF Michael Lang and LF Jayce Ray led the offensive charge for the Explorers as the duo went a combined 5-for-7 at the plate with a double and three runs scored. Sioux City also received a solid pitching performance from starter James Needy and the bullpen trio of Keith Picht, Brad Orosey and PJ Francescon. Needy went the first five innings allowing two earned runs and striking out seven batters. The bullpen gave up only one hit with five strikeouts over the final four innings of the contest. Picht notched the win while Francescon earned his second save of the season.
Sioux Falls 16, St. Paul 3 – Box
Sioux Falls rolled out to a 5-0 advantage after just an inning of play and would cruise from there to a 16-3 victory over St. Paul. The Canaries pounded out 17 hits in the contest with six batters collecting multi-hit games. Sioux Falls 3B Chris Jacobs went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI while RF Patrick Fiala added three hits, including a home run, with two RBI and three runs scored. Leadoff hitter Blake Schmit also chipped in a pair of hits and three runs batted in for the Canaries. Sioux Falls starting pitcher Joe Bircher evened his record at 1-1 on the season with a solid six-inning outing. Bircher gave up two earned runs on four hits and struck out six hitters.
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