JUNE 8 EVENING RECAP
Lincoln 7, Sioux Falls 0 – Box
Lincoln Saltdogs starting pitcher Shairon Martis was sensational tonight as he tossed a five-hit complete game shutout and defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries, 7-0. Martis threw 117 pitches and gave up no walks while striking out five. The righty notched his third win and improved to 3-2 on the season. Lincoln scored three runs in the second inning and two more in the third to roll out to a 5-0 lead and would cruise from there to victory behind the strong pitching from Martis. Saltdogs SS Pat McKenna went 1-for-1 on the night with two walks, two runs scored and a RBI while LF Jon Smith went 1-for-3 and plated two runs. Sioux Falls pitching walked a total of 12 batters in the contest.
St. Paul 10, Texas 6 – Box
Trailing 3-0 through five innings, the St. Paul Saints exploded for 10 runs over the last four innings and beat the Texas AirHogs by a 10-6 final. St. Paul collected 15 hits in the contest with five batters having multi-hit games. Saints DH Tony Thomas went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI. St. Paul 3B Nate Hanson had a 2-for-5 night with three runs scored and a RBI while 1B Angelo Songco had three hits in four at-bats along with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI. Saints reliever Caleb Thielbar notched the win as he threw 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and fanning two hitters. Thielbar is now 1-1 on the season.
Joplin 8, Laredo 1 – Box
The Joplin Blasters scored two runs in the seventh inning and four more in the eighth to break open a tight game and beat the Laredo Lemurs by an 8-1 score. Joplin pounded out 18 hits with everyone in their lineup collecting at least one. Blasters CF Ronnie Richardson had a 2-for-5 night with a triple, two runs scored and a RBI. Joplin SS Will Soto went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI and C Charlie Valerio collected two hits and scored two runs. Blasters pitcher Jake Negrete tossed a 1/3 of an inning of relief to pick up the win. For Laredo in defeat, RF Reggie Wilson drew two walks and scored the team’s only run of the contest.
Fans can watch select American Association games live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.