Fargo-Moorhead 7, St Paul 6 (Final – 11 innings) – Box
The Redhawks moved even in the wild card race on Saturday night as they defeated the Saints in extra innings to earn their 51st win of the season. With two outs in the 11th, DH Chris Grayson blasted a RBI double to give his ball club the walk-off victory. Grayson was 2-5 with two runs knocked in on the night. RF K.D. Kang knocked in two runs and blasted his tenth home run of the season in the victory. RHP Tyler Thompson pitched a scoreless eleventh to earn his fourth win of the season. Thompson (4-3) struck out a batter in his only inning of work.
Kansas City 8, Gary Southshore 0 – Box
Before the third inning was over on Saturday night the T-Bones had scored five runs on the Railcats to mount a lead that proved to be insurmountable as they clawed their way to victory. The T-Bones added to their total, scoring once in the fifth and two more times in the seventh to make it an 8-0 game in their eventual shutout victory. SS Niko Vasquez hit the lone home run on the evening, as he blasted a two-run shot to put the T-Bones up 2-0 in the second. DH Paul Hendrix also drove in two runs on the night in the winning effort. RHP Matt Sergey shined as he pitched seven shutout innings to earn his fifth win of the season. Sergey (5-3) allowed four hits and walked three batters while striking out six.
Winnipeg 14, Sioux Falls 8 – Box
The Canaries struck first on Saturday night as they scored three runs in the first two innings against the Goldeyes. However, the Winnipeg ball club countered by scoring 11 runs over the next two innings to take an eight-run lead. The Canaries scored a run in the fourth and three more in the fifth to make it a four-run game. 3B Tyler Wolfe added a boost in the fifth when his two-run home run cut the deficit to four. The Goldeyes countered yet again, bursting for three runs in the sixth inning to take a seven-run lead en route to their 14-8 victory. 2B Casey Turgeon was 2-6 in the victory, scoring once and knocking in five runs for his ball club. RF David Rohm and SS Andrew Sohn each blasted three RBIs for the Goldeyes. LHP Mitchell Lambson pitched 2.1 innings of one-run ball to earn his seventh win of the year.
Cleburne 5, Salina 1 – Box
The Stockade and Railroaders exchanged blows in the third inning to make the game one apiece before the Railroaders took a one-run edge in the fourth inning. RF Blake Grant-Parks inflicted the damage with a one-run single to give his team the lead. The Railroaders scored three more runs in the seventh inning as they went on to win 5-1 on Saturday night. 3B Mitch Glasser produced a strong performance in the win, contributing two hits and knocking in two runs for Cleburne. RHP Alberto Rodriguez picked up the win by pitching six innings and allowing one run (none earned) on seven hits. Rodriguez (5-6) struck out six batters in the winning effort.
Wichita 9, Texas 4 – Box
The Wingnuts scored seven runs in the first inning en route to their five-run victory on Saturday night, in the process earning their 54th win of the year. Six different players knocked in runs for the Wingnuts, with SS Leo Vargas leading the way. Vargas was 2-4, scored two runs and drove in two runs for the Wingnuts. C Martin Medina also had a strong day at the plate, as he contributed two hits and drove in a run in the winning effort. RHP Jordan Cooper rode his strong run support to the victory as he went five innings to earn his seventh win. Cooper (7-2) allowed four runs on five hits and struck out four batters in the win.
Sioux City 6, Lincoln 4 – Box
The Explorers rode a six-run second inning to their 41st win of the season on Saturday night. The Saltdogs took a 3-0 lead in the first with DH Curt Smith blasting his tenth home run of the season. In the second the Explorers countered with six runs as 1B Tyler Ogle started the damage with a solo home run. The Saltdogs countered by scoring a run in the bottom of the second inning, but the ball club could not make the game any closer as they fell 6-4. RHP Justin Vernia pitched 7.2 innings to earn the victory. Vernia (2-2) allowed eight hits, walked two batters and struck out six.
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