WINGNUTS RALLY IN NINTH, BEAT AIRHOGS

WINGNUTS RALLY IN NINTH, BEAT AIRHOGS

JUNE 11 RECAPS

Wichita 7, Texas 6- Box

The Wingnuts scored a tie-breaking run in the top of the ninth and held on for a 7-6 road win over the AirHogs. DH Brent Clevlen led off the top of the ninth with a double, and went to third on a groundout. C Martin Medina came up big in the clutch, and hit an RBI single to score Clevlen and give the Wingnuts the win. Medina and Clevelen each had two hits in the win, while LF Brennen Salgado was 3-for-5 for Wichita.

RHP Fabian Roman worked 1.2 innings in relief, earning the win, while LHP Frankie Reed struck out two in a scoreless ninth for the save.

3B Austin Gallagher was 3-for-5 for Texas in the loss.

Winnipeg 3, Fargo-Moorhead 2- Box

The Goldeyes withstood a two-run ninth by the RedHawks, and Winnipeg emerged with a narrow 3-2 victory in Fargo. 1B Jacob Rogers led the Goldeyes offense early on, picking up RBI singles in the first and third innings. In between, LF Adam Heisler had an RBI single of his own in the second. The Winnipeg offense was done scoring from there, but RHP Duke Von Schamann tossed 7.1 shutout innings in his start, allowing just four hits and striking out, earning the win. Despite the rocky ninth, RHP Cameron McVey picked up his first save of the season.

Overall, Rogers and SS Maikol Gonzalez had two hits apiece for Winnipeg. For Fargo-Moorhead, RF Keury De La Cruz was 3-for-4.

St. Paul 12, Sioux Falls 4- Box

A 16-hit attack carried the Saints past the Canaries by a 12-4 final on Saturday in Sioux Falls. LF Willie Argo was 3-for-4 with two doubles for St. Paul, including a two-RBI double in a four-run eighth inning. C Aaron Gretz also had a monster game, a 4-for-5 night with a double and three RBI. Gretz notched RBI singles in the fourth and eighth innings, while picking up an RBI double in a five-run sixth.

CF Breland Almadova had three hits as well, and SS Tanner Vavra recorded a two-hit game. On the mound, RHP John Straka allowed just one run in seven innings, striking out four and grabbing the win.

For Sioux Falls, LF Aaron Owen was 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season.

Lincoln 12, Laredo 4- Box

The Saltdogs rode three big innings to a 12-4 win over the Lemurs at home on Saturday evening. All nine Lincoln starters picked up at least one hit in the win, and four players – SS Dan Henigan, C Luis Alen, LF Jon Smith, and 2B Pat Kelly – had two hits. 1B Rene Leveret led the team with three RBI, driving in a run on a groundout in the four-run third, and adding two more RBI on a two-RBI single in the six-run sixth.

RHP Ryan O’Sullivan worked six strong innings, grabbing the win for the Saltdogs.

For Laredo, SS J.D. Pulfer went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Sioux City 12, Gary SouthShore 3- Box

The Explorers expanded a 6-3 lead heading to the ninth inning to a 12-3 final score in a road win at Gary SouthShore. Four of the six runs in the frame came off of RBI singles, a theme for the day for the Explorers. Sioux City finished with 16 hits, but 14 of them were singles. C Brendan Slattery was 4-for-5 with a double, four runs scored, and an RBI. DH Derrick Robinson had a three-hit game for the Explorers, who saw all nine starters have at least one hit. 2B Noah Perio had a double for Sioux City’s other extra-base hit.

RHP Cody Forsythe struck out six in 5.2 innings of work, while allowing just two runs on four hits and no walks for the Explorers. He picked up the win, his second, with the performance.

1B Alex Crosby was 2-for-3 with a double for Gary SouthShore.

Joplin 15, Kansas City 3- Box 

The Blasters scored in five different innings, pounding out 18 hits and rolling past the T-Bones 15-3. DH Willie Cabrera had a huge game for Joplin, opening the scoring with a three-run homer in the top of the first. He would collect a fourth RBI in the ninth inning on an RBI single in a frame where Joplin extended a 10-2 lead to 15-2. Cabrera was one of four Blasters with a three-hit game, joining 2B Mitch Glasser, 1B Geraldo Valentin and SS Will Soto.

LHP Noel Arguelles struck out four in five innings of work to pick up a win for Joplin.

For Kansas City, 3B Brandon Tierney went 2-for-3.

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