Gary SouthShore 2, Sioux Falls 1 — Box Score
The Gary SouthShore RailCats walked off on the Sioux Falls Canaries 2-1 with an RBI single from 1B Alex Crosby in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The two teams were tied at 1-1 thanks to a sixth-inning sacrifice fly from DH Colin Willis and a seventh-inning effort from 2B Tyler Wolfe that saw him steal home. In the ninth, 2B/RF Cole Fabio drew a lead-off walk and took second went CF Chase Harris bounced out. Crosby singled on the first pitch of his at bat to end the game. Crosby, as well as LF Cameron Newell and 3B Kris Goodman, finished the game with a pair of hits. For the Canaries, 3B Patrick Fiala went 3-for-4 and Wolfe went 2-for-4.
Reliever Jorge De Leon (7-1) picked up the win for working the ninth inning and allowing one hit but striking out the other three batters he faced.
Cleburne 7, Lincoln 6 — Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders broke a 6-6 tie as RF Axel Johnson scored on a pass ball in the bottom of the eighth inning and held on to slide past the Lincoln Saltdogs 7-6.
The Railroaders saw hits from each of the nine batters in the lineup as they tallied 12 hits for the game. LF Nick Van Stratten was one of three batters to record a pair of hits as he went 2-for-4 with a game-high three RBIs. Johnson and 2B Maikol Gonzalez also had two hits in the game. For the Saltdogs, the number one and number nine hitters, CF Joe Robbins and SS Ivan Marin, each went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Reliever Laetten Galbraith (1-1) earned the win for working the eighth inning and reliever Winston Abreu nabbed his league-leading 20th save of the year.
Salina 9, Texas 6 — Box Score
The Salina Stockade used a seven-run eighth inning to move past the Texas AirHogs 9-6.
The Stockade entered the eighth inning trailing 6-2 before flipping the game on its head with a monster inning. In the eighth, Salina sent 10 batters to the plate and scored seven times on four hits and capitalized on two errors. 1B Kewby Meyer scored the first run of the rally when DH Nick Vehlewald reached on an error and Vehlewald scored alongside C Cody Coffman and LF Jimmy Heck when RF Javion Randle tripled. Randle scored on a wild pitch in the next at-bat and 2B Aaron Olivas scored on a wild pitch and 2B/SS Fernando Garza stole home to cap the inning.
For the game, both Meyer and 3B Jordan Cailloiet had two hits for the Stockade and for the AirHogs, SS Beamer Weems went 3-for-4, homering twice, adding four RBI and three runs scored.
Winnipeg 8, St. Paul 2 — Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes extended their lead in the North Division with an 8-2 win against the St. Paul Saints on Tuesday night.
The Goldeyes turned 14 hits into eight runs and saw three, three-hit performances – one each from RF David Rohm, LF Josh Romanski and CF Reggie Abercrombie. Romanski and Abercrombie each had two RBIs in the game and Abercrombie hit his 16th home run of the season. DH David Bergin added a pair of hits for the Goldeyes and also left the yard from the 19th time this year. For the Saints, 3B Nate Hanson recorded two of his team’s four hits.
Starting pitcher Mikey O’Brien (8-4) was tabbed as the winner after throwing seven innings and allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four batters.
Wichita 7, Kansas City 1 — Box Score
Led by a 5-for-5 performance from lead-off man 2B Christian Stringer, the Wichita Wingnuts topped the Kansas City T-Bones 7-1.
Stringer was just a home run shy of the cycle as he singled three times and added a double and a triple in the game. He finished with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Six other Wingnuts had hits in the game including DH Brent Clevlen, who hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. That started a string of three consecutive two-run innings that built an early 6-0 lead for Wichita. The T-Bones scored their only run in the top of the sixth when 1B Kevin Keyes scored on an error.
Both Keyes and 2B Marcus Lemon went 2-for-4 in the game. Starting pitcher Tyler Kane (9-1) earned the win for working seven innings and allowing one run on six hits.
Fargo-Moorhead at Sioux City – Postponed/rain
The game between the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and the Sioux City Explorers was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 16) as a part of a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 5:35 p.m.
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