Fargo-Moorhead 13, Sioux City 2 (Game 1 – 7 Innings) – Box
It was all Fargo-Moorhead in this contest, as the RedHawks scored runs in every inning except the second and rolled to a 13-2 victory over Sioux City in game one of a doubleheader. Fargo-Moorhead collected 16 hits as a team with each batter in the lineup picking up at least one. RedHawks LF Keury De La Cruz had a sensational night going 3-for-5 with two home runs, two runs scored and eight RBI. Fargo-Moorhead SS Yhoxian Medina had a perfect 3-for-3 game with a pair of RBI and three runs scored while leadoff hitter Devan Ahart had three hits in four at-bats and plated three runs. RedHawks starting Tyler Herron tossed a complete game en route to his seventh win of the season. Herron gave up two earned runs on seven hits and struck out two.
Fargo-Moorhead 6, Sioux City 5 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) – Box
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks complete the doubleheader sweep as they edge past Sioux City in game two, 6-5. Fargo-Moorhead trailed 3-1 through four innings of play before scoring five runs over the next two innings to seize control of the game. RedHawks C Charlie Valerio led the way offensively going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI. Fargo-Moorhead DH Chris Grayson plated a run in a 2-for-4 game while SS Yhoxian Medina went 1-for-2 and scored twice. RedHawks pitcher Trey McNutt notched his second win of the year as he gave up two earned runs and struck out three in 1 2/3 innings of relief. For Sioux City in the losing effort, 1B Tyler Ogle and RF Michael Lang each hit a home run.
Texas 11, Salina 8 – Box
The Texas AirHogs scored nine runs over the fifth and sixth innings to overcome a 5-2 deficit and beat the Salina Stockade by an 11-8 final. Texas pounded out 17 hits in the contest with five players having multi-hit games. AirHogs 3B Ryan Wagner went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI while 1B Levi Scott added a three-hit night with three runs scored and a run batted in. Texas DH Beamer Weems also contributed four hits in five at-bats and a pair of runs. AirHogs pitcher Mario Mendoza tossed a scoreless seventh inning to nab his first victory of the year. Mendoza gave up a hit in the four batters faced.
Winnipeg 5, St. Paul 3 – Box
The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue to stay red hot as they win their fifth straight in a 5-3 decision over St. Paul. Winnipeg scored all five of their runs in the fifth inning as C Mason Katz hit a two-run home run and RF David Rohm launched a three-run shot. Goldeyes 3B Wes Darvill went 2-for-3 with a run scored while LF Josh Romanski added a pair of hits in four at-bats. Winnipeg starting pitcher Charle Rosario threw seven solid innings in notching the victory. Rosario gave up two runs, one earned, on eight hits and struck out seven St. Paul hitters. The 29-year-old righty is now 9-5 on the season.
Gary SouthShore 2, Sioux Falls 0 – Box
Gary SouthShore starter Daniel Minor and four relievers combined a three-hit shutout as the RailCats defeated Sioux Falls, 2-0. Minor, in only his second start of the year, went the first 3 1/3 innings giving up a walk while striking out six batters in a 61-pitch effort. The four relievers, Kyle Chavez, Carlos Pinales, Jake Mathys and Drasen Johnson finished off the final 5 2/3 innings and gave up only two walks and three hits to go along with three strikeouts. Chavez notched his first victory while Johnson earned his 10th save. Offensively for Gary SouthShore, RF Colin Willis drove in both runs in a 1-for-3 night and SS Ryan Fitzgerald added a pair of hits in three at-bats with a run scored.
Wichita 4, Kansas City 3 – Box
Right fielder Richard Prigatano scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and propel Wichita to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City. The T-Bones had a 3-1 advantage after four innings only to see the Wingnuts score single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to tie up the contest and then lose it in the eighth on the wild pitch. Prigatano tallied a pair of runs in a 1-for-3 night while DH Brent Clevlen went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Wichita pitcher James Campbell threw a scoreless eighth inning and picked-up his third victory of the season. Campbell gave up a hit and a walk in the five batters faced.
Lincoln 4, Cleburne 1 – Box
The top of the batting order leads the way for Lincoln as the Saltdogs down the Cleburne Railroaders by the score of 4-1. The 1-2-3 hitters of CF Matty Johnson, 2B Cesar Valera and DH Curt Smith were terrific at the plate as they accounted for seven of the teams’ 11 hits, all four runs scored and three RBI. Smith also contributed a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Lincoln starting pitcher Derek Gordon gave up an earned run in seven innings of work to earn the victory. Gordon allowed three walks and four hits to go along with seven strikeouts in a 99-pitch outing. The righty is now 9-2 on the year.
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