St. Paul 5, Sioux City 1 – Box Score
St. Paul finished off the three-game sweep of Sioux City as they downed the Explorers by the score of 5-1. With the victory, the Saints are all tied up with Winnipeg for first place in the North Division.
After three scoreless innings to start off the contest, St. Paul struck first in the fourth as CF/RF Max Murphy launched a three-run home run to make it 3-0. The Saints would add a pair of runs in the sixth as LF Blake Schmit singled home Murphy and 1B Devon Rodriguez came around to score on a hit by C Jeremy Martinez. Sioux City’s only run of the game came in the eighth off an RBI single by 1B Dean Green.
Murphy went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs while 3B Chesny Young had a pair of hits in three at-bats and plated a run.
Saints starter Eddie Medina delivered 6 1/3 sharp innings en route to his second victory of the year. The righty allowed eight hits and struck out eight batters. Medina threw 93 pitches in his outing with 61 going for strikes.
Lincoln 6, Cleburne 3 – Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs gained a split in the four-game series with Cleburne as they defeated the Railroaders by the score of 6-3. With the score tied at 3-3 after 3 ½ innings, Lincoln scored a run in the fourth to take the lead for good and two more insurance runs in the sixth.
The Saltdogs were led tonight by their 4-5-6 hitters of DH Curt Smith, 1B Cody Regis and 2B John Sansone. The trio combined to go 7-for-12 at the plate scoring all six runs and driving in five. Regis and Sansone chipped in with home runs as well. Catcher Tyler Moore also aided the Lincoln offense with a single and an RBI.
Saltdogs reliever Evan Korson tossed 3 2/3 shutout innings to pick-up the victory. The southpaw allowed a pair of hits to go along with a strikeout in the 12 batters he faced.
Third baseman Chase Simpson had a 3-for-4 night with a three-run blast in the loss for Cleburne.
Gary SouthShore 7, Sioux Falls 2 – Box Score
The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored in four of the first six innings and went on to defeat Sioux Falls by a 7-2 final. After trailing 2-0 through 2 ½ innings, the Gary SouthShore offense picked up steam as they plated two runs in the third, one more in the fourth and two in the fifth and sixth to take control of the contest and win going away.
The RailCats had four batters with multi-games including RF Colin Willis who went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Gary SouthShore LF John Price Jr. had a pair of hits and an RBI while SS Marcus Mooney scored a run and drove in two in a 2-for-4 night. In total, the RailCats had 11 hits on the night.
Christian DeLeon allowed two earned runs over seven innings of work to notch his first win with Gary SouthShore. DeLeon gave up a walk and five hits to go along with fanning two batters.
For the Canaries in defeat, 2B Mitch Glasser went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.