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ABERCROMBIE BREAKS HOME RUN RECORD IN WIN OVER EXPLORERS

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Winnipeg 6, Sioux City 4 – Box

Winnipeg broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth inning and then added three more in the seventh to collect a 6-4 victory over Sioux City. Goldeyes CF Reggie Abercrombie had a night to remember as he hit two home runs (87 & 88) to break the American Association record for career home runs. Abercrombie hit a solo shot in the second to tie the record and then broke it with a blast in the sixth. Winnipeg RF Willie Cabrera also added a home run while SS Maikol Gonzalez hit a triple and scored a run. Goldeyes starting pitcher Edwin Carl threw 6 1/3 innings to pick-up his fourth win. Carl gave up two earned runs on five hits and struck out eight batters.

Gary SouthShore 7, Fargo-Moorhead 3 (13 Innings) – Box

The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored four runs with two out in the top of the 13th inning to topple the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 7-3.  Gary SouthShore DH Frank Martinez led the way offensively going 2-for-4 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI. RailCats C Jose Gonzalez added a tying two-run home run in the sixth while 2B John Holland went 1-for-3 and drove in a run. Gary SouthShore reliever Andy Roberts tossed four shutout innings to collect his third win of the year. Roberts allowed a walk and four hits with a strikeout. For Fargo-Moorhead in the loss, their pitching staff struck out 19 in the contest, but walked 13, including four in the decisive 13th inning.

Joplin 3, Wichita 2 – Box

Joplin DH Edwin Gomez singled home 2B Mitch Glasser with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and that proved to be the difference in the 3-2 win over Wichita. Blasters RF Mark Krueger led the offense going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two runs scored and a RBI. Joplin LF KC Huth chipped in with three hits while 1B Geraldo Valentin collected a hit and a walk. Blasters reliever Jose Ortega threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings to receive the victory. Ortega gave up two hits and struck out three batters. For the Wingnuts in defeat, 2B Christian Stringer went 3-for-5.

St. Paul 8, Sioux Falls 1 – Box

The St. Paul Saints tallied three runs in the second inning to overcome an early deficit and beat the Sioux Falls Canaries by the score of 8-1. St. Paul C Tony Caldwell went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI while DH Willie Argo collected two hits and scored two runs. Saints 2B Sam Maus chipped in a triple and three RBI with CF Alonzo Harris getting two hits in four at-bats. St. Paul starter Eric Veglahn threw five solid innings to earn the victory, his second of the year. Veglahn allowed an earned run on five hits.

Kansas City 4, Laredo 2 – Box

Kansas City starting pitcher Jordan Cooper tossed 6 1/3 solid innings in leading the T-Bones to a 4-2 victory over the Laredo Lemurs. Cooper earned his third win of the season as he gave up two runs, one earned, on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. The bullpen trio of Evan DeLuca, Aaron Baker and Mark Haynes preserved the win as they shutout Laredo for the final 2 2/3 innings giving up only three singles. Kansas City CF Tyler Massey went 2 for-3 with two runs scored with SS Vladimir Frias collecting two hits in three at-bats along with a run scored and two RBI.

 

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