Winnipeg 9, Fargo-Moorhead 3 – Box Score
Winnipeg scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-3 lead and would go on to defeat Fargo-Moorhead by a 9-3 final. Despite the loss, the RedHawks clinched a playoff berth with the St. Paul win over Chicago.
The Goldeyes had 11 hits on the night and was led by 3B Wes Darvill who went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Winnipeg 1B Kyle Martin had a three-hit game along with three RBIs while DH Dominic Ficociello and SS Adrian Marin each contributed a base hit in four at-bats and a run.
Winnipeg starter Kevin Hilton tossed his first complete game of the season and claimed the victory. The righty allowed three earned runs on five hits and struck out six batters. Hilton has now won five games overall and has evened mark up with the Goldeyes at 2-2.
First baseman Chris Jacobs contributed a double and a run in defeat tonight for Fargo-Moorhead.
St. Paul 7, Chicago 6 – Box Score
Designated hitter Brady Shoemaker blasted a three-run home run in the seventh inning to give St. Paul a 7-6 lead and they would go on to defeat Chicago by that same score.
Shoemaker led the way offensively for the Saints going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. St. Paul 1B John Silviano launched a home run and drove in three in a 2-for-4 night while CF Dan Motl and 3B Chesny Young each collected a base hit and scored a run. In total, the Saints had nine hits in the contest.
St. Paul starting pitcher Eddie Medina tossed seven innings of work and notched the victory. The St. John’s University product gave up six earned runs on eight hits and fanned three batters. With the victory, Medina improved his record to 10-2 on the season.
For the Dogs in the loss, LF Kelly Dugan had a 3-for-4 night with a pair of home runs and drove in all six runs.
Cleburne 10, Texas 4 – Box Score
Cleburne scored six runs over their final three trips to the plate and cruised to a 10-4 victory over Texas.
The Railroaders pounded out 13 hits in the contest with all batters in their lineup collecting at least one. Cleburne LF Angel Reyes led the way going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Railroaders RF Logan Trowbridge had three hits in four at-bats along with a run and an RBI while CF Zach Nehrir and DH Angel Rosa had a combined three hits and four runs scored.
Cleburne starter Jesus Sanchez allowed four earned runs over six innings pitched and grabbed the win. The 31-year-old allowed nine hits and struck out six batters in an 80-pitch performance. Sanchez moved his record to 10-4 on the year with the victory.
Left fielder Justin Byrd went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in the loss for the AirHogs.
Sioux City 8, Kansas City 2 – Box Score
Sioux City moved back into the second spot in the South Division as they defeated Kansas City by an 8-2 final. The Explorers took two out of three in the big series and have now won seven of their last nine games.
Starting pitcher Eric Karch tossed seven solid innings of work for Sioux City and earned the victory. The righty allowed two earned runs on six hits and did not walk a batter. With the win, Karch evened his record up at 6-6 on the 2019 season.
Offensively for the Explorers, C Dylan Kelly led the way going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI. Sioux City DH Dexture McCall collected a double and two RBIs while CF Kyle Wren and 2B Drew Stankiewicz each added a 2-for-4 night with a run scored and an RBI.
In the loss for the T-Bones, RF Stewart Ijames had a 2-for-4 outing with a run scored.
Milwaukee 5, Sioux Falls 3 – Box Score
Left fielder Riley Pittman singled home 1B Manuel Boscan in the sixth inning to give Milwaukee a 4-2 lead and that proved to be the difference maker as the Milkmen went on to beat Sioux Falls by a 5-3 score. With the win, Milwaukee won two out of three in the series.
The Milkmen banged out 12 hits in the contest with three batters having multi-hit games. Pittman led all hitters going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Boscan scored a pair of runs and drove in two in a 1-for-3 night while CF Derek Reddy and C Christ Conley each had a pair of hits and tallied a run.
Milwaukee starting pitcher Jordan Kraus threw seven solid innings and picked-up his seventh win of the season. The Wheeling Jesuit product gave up two earned runs on eight hits with a walk and four punchouts. Kraus has now tossed five consecutive quality starts, three of which resulted in victories.
For the Canaries, 1B Mitch Glasser had a three-hit game with a run scored.
Gary SouthShore at Lincoln – Cancelled/Rain
The game between Gary SouthShore and Lincoln was cancelled due to rain and will not be made up.