May 31 Evening Recap
Lincoln 4, Texas 3 – Box
Center fielder Cesar Valera singled home RF Trever Adams with the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Texas AirHogs in a walk-off, 4-3. Lincoln beat Texas in walk-off fashion all three games of the series and has now won five straight overall. Adams led the way offensively for the Saltdogs as he collected three hits, including two doubles, and plated two runs. Lincoln C Dashenko Ricardo went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored while leadoff hitter Ivan Marin drove in a pair of runs in a 1-for-4 night. Lincoln pitcher Michael Wagner tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win and improve his mark to 1-1 on the season. Wagner allowed a hit in the four batters faced.
Fargo-Moorhead 5, Sioux City 1 – Box
In a battle of division leaders, Fargo-Moorhead scored three runs in the sixth inning to open up a 5-1 lead and would go on to win by that same margin over Sioux City. RedHawks C Jesus Posso went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored while 2B Brett Wiley added a perfect 2-for-2 night and plated a run. Fargo-Moorhead SS Yhoxian Medina also chipped in a two-run double and was 1-for-4. RedHawks starting pitcher Cesilio Pimentel threw 7 1/3 strong innings to notch the big victory. The southpaw is now 3-0 on the season as he gave up an earned run on five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. For the Explorers in the losing effort, 3B Josh Vitters accounted for the team’s only run of the night with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
St. Paul 10, Cleburne 2 – Box
St. Paul scored five runs in the fourth inning to jump ahead 6-1 and never looked back en route to a 10-2 win over Cleburne. The Saints pounded out 15 hits in the contest with eight of the nine batters collecting at least one. St. Paul 3B Nate Hanson went 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI while DH Anthony Gallas added a pair of hits, including a home run, scored twice and drove in a run. Saints leadoff hitter Danny Oh and 1B Brady Shoemaker also collected three hits apiece. St. Paul starter Ryan Zimmerman gave up an earned run on a hit in six innings pitched to pick-up the victory. Zimmerman allowed four walks but struck out three to move his mark to 1-0 on the year.
Kansas City 6, Gary SouthShore 2 – Box
The Kansas City T-Bones continue to play solid baseball as they pick-up their fourth straight win in a 6-2 decision over the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Kansas City scored single runs in the first and fourth innings and then added two more in the fifth to jump ahead 4-1 and would cruise from there to the victory. T-Bones leadoff hitter Omar Garcia led the way offensively going 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI. Kansas City C Leonardo Rojas added two hits in four at-bats and a run scored with 1B Kevin Keyes launching a solo home run in the fourth inning. T-Bones starting pitcher Gabe Perez allowed an earned run on five hits in seven innings of work to win the game. Perez moved his record to 2-0 on the season as he gave up three walks and struck out four Gary SouthShore batters.
Wichita 5, Salina 3 – Box
Wichita scored three runs in the second inning and two more in the third to roll out to a 5-1 lead and would go on from there to a 5-3 win over Salina. Wingnuts 3B T.J. Mittelstaedt had a 1-for-2 game with two walks, two runs scored and a RBI while 1B Matt Chavez scored a run and drove in one in a 1-for-3 night. Wichita starting pitcher Eddie Medina threw the first five innings of the contest and notched the victory, his second of the year. Medina allowed three earned runs on five hits and fanned a batter. The Wingnuts bullpen finished off the game as Jesse Pratt, Mike Devine, James Campbell and Seth Harvey each tossed an inning and allowed a combined four hits with four strikeouts. For the Stockade in the losing cause, C Jesse Baker went 2-for-4 with a home run.
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