June 25 Evening Recap
St. Paul 5, Winnipeg 4 (11 Innings) – Box
St. Paul DH Brady Shoemaker launched a solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Saints a dramatic 5-4 walk-off win over Winnipeg. The victory by St. Paul completed the four-game sweep of Winnipeg and now gives them a seven-game lead over the Goldeyes in the North Division. The Saints had six total hits in the contest with four of them being home runs. Shoemaker hit two on the night to go along with two runs scored and two RBI while 1B Tony Thomas and LF Anthony Gallas each blasted a solo shot. Saints pitcher Kenneth Frosch recorded the final out in the top of the 11th and notched his third win of the season. For Winnipeg in the losing effort, leadoff hitter Andrew Sohn had a 3-for-5 outing with a run scored and a RBI.
Sioux Falls 11, Salina 4 – Box
The Sioux Falls Canaries jumped out to a 9-0 lead after three innings of play and would cruise from there to an 11-4 win over the Salina Stockade. Sioux Falls pounded out 14 hits in the contest, seven of which were for extra bases. Canaries 3B Louis Mele went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and a RBI while CF Dan Motl added a pair of hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Sioux Falls C Aaron Gretz and 1B Chris Jacobs also launched home runs in the game. Canaries starting pitcher Miles Nordgren tossed seven innings and notched his second win of the season. Nordgren gave up three earned runs on 12 hits to go along with a walk.
Texas 4, Lincoln 1 – Box
Texas starting pitcher Tyler Bremer tossed seven strong innings in leading the AirHogs to a 4-1 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Bremer, who collected his second victory of the season, gave up only an earned run on four hits with four strikeouts in 87 pitches. The bullpen duo of Josh Blanco and Luis De La Cruz threw two scoreless innings to finish off the contest with De La Cruz earning his fifth save. Offensively for Texas, C Ryan Wagner and DH Levi Scott each had two hits with a RBI while 1B Jake Taylor had a pair of hits in three at-bats and plated a run.
Texas fell behind 1-0 after two innings of play before scoring two runs in the third to take the lead for good and two more insurance runs in the seventh.
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