Laredo 9, Grand Prairie 0 – Box
It was tough to figure out what was working better, the offense or the pitching of the Laredo Lemurs. Starter Matt Sergey was masterful pitching a complete game shutout. He only allowed two baserunners the entire game and was virtually unhittable, striking out 12. On the other side the Lemurs were led by the outfield combination of Ty Morrison and Denis Phipps. The two combined to go 7-10 with four runs scored and four RBI. Phipps broke the game open with a three run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game out of reach for Laredo.
For Grand Prairie, one man seemed to have the answer to Sergey, 2B Josh Eatherly. He went 1-3 with a walk and was the only AirHog to reach base.
Kansas City 6, Amarillo 2 – Box
The T-Bones struck first in this game and held the lead throughout thanks to an early double by 3B Nate Tenbrink. His double in the first brought home OF Starlin Rodriguez, who went 1-4 with two runs scored and a walk. Tenbrink finished the game strong going 3-4 with two runs and an RBI. He had two doubles in the game as well. 1B Kyle Robinson also played well, going 2-4 with a run scored. Starter Dustin Loggins went 7 strong innings only allowing one run in the victory.
RF Ricardo Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. 2B Tyler Urps went 2-3 with a double as well. The bullpen shined tonight for the Thunderheads. Four different pitchers combined pitcher four innings of scoreless baseball.
Fargo Moorhead 6, Sioux Falls 5 – Box
In a back and forth affair, it was 1B Joe Bonfe who was the hero for Fargo Moorhead. Bonfe was a one man offense tonight going 3-4 with two runs and two RBI. He also hit his fifth home run of the season as well as clubbing another double. Leadoff hitter, SS Zach Penprase did everything in his power to generate runs for his team tonight. He went 1-3 with two runs, a walk and three stolen bases. The RedHawks had five stolen bases on the day. Starter Tyler Alexander picked up the win and reliever Mike Nesseth closed out the game for the save.
The Canaries were led by run producing machines 1B David Bergin and LF Brian Humphries, who drove in another three runs tonight. Bergin went 2-4 with a run scored, a walk and two RBI. The two have now combined to drive in 107 runs on the season.
Wichita 6, St. Paul 5 – Box
The mid-season pickup of DH Andy LaRoche is really paying off for Wichita. It was LaRoche who worked the count for six pitches before clubbing the walkoff home run, which was his second of the game. The two home runs were his first and second in a Wichita uniform. LaRoche finished 2-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. 3B TJ Mittelstaedt went 2-3 with three RBI and two runs. Reliever Alex Boshers picked up the win after two innings without allowing a run.
The Saints were also powered by the longball. CF Alonzo Harris went 2-5 with a home run, a run and three RBI. LF Willie Argo also went 2-5 with a home run and a run scored.
Gary Southshore 4, Sioux City 0 – Box
Gary Southshore picked up all of their runs from the top of the lineup. All of their runs were scored by the 2-3-4 hitters. LF Brennan Metzger went 2-3 with two runs scored and a walk. 1B Dustin Geiger finished 2-4 with a run scored and two RBI. He also reached base a third time on a walk. RF Adam Taylor was the final player that scored a run, going 1-5. Relievers Matt Solter and Andy Roberts picked up the win and the save respectively.
Sioux City saw a strong start from Billy Bullock, who went six innings without allowing a run and striking out five. DH Brock Kjeldgaard reached base more than anyone else in the game. He went 1-2 and walked three times.
Lincoln 10, Joplin 4 – Box
The Blasters struck first due to a grand slam by DH Jake Taylor in the first inning. It was his 14th home run of the season, but Lincoln would respond with 10 unanswered runs to win the game. The two teams combined for 29 hits in this slugfest.
The Saltdogs had a balanced attack, scoring with seven different batters, including three that scored twice. Leadoff hitter 3B Eddie Young led the charge going 2-5 with two runs and two RBI. CF Tucker White reached base all five times he came up. He went 3-3 with two runs scored and walked twice. 2B Aaron Payne went 3-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Starter Kevin McGovern picked up the win for the Saltdogs.
Winnipeg vs. Quebec – Suspended
The game between the Goldeyes and the Capitales has been suspended due to rain in the bottom of the top of the second inning with the Goldeyes leading 1-0. It will be resumed tomorrow at 4 pm central time. It will be followed by the regularly scheduled game, which is now seven innings.