Winnipeg 5, Lincoln 4 – Box
The Winnipeg Goldeyes led the Lincoln Saltdogs throughout the entire game until the Saltdogs struck for four runs in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead. But, the Goldeyes battled right back in the bottom of the frame, piled on two innings of their own and picked up a 5-4 win.
CF Reggie Abercrombie wound up being the hero with a two-run walk-off home run that drove in DH Donnie Webb (who singled to start the inning) and capped off a dramatic game. The homer was Abercrombie’s sole hit of the game and his fourth long ball of the season.
New Jersey 2, St. Paul 1 – Box
The New Jersey Jackals blew a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth inning and let St. Paul back in the game after a run of their own, but quickly reclaimed the lead with another score in the bottom half of the frame to beat the Saints in an interleague matchup 2-1.
New Jersey starter Keith Bilodeau got the tough no-decision after seven shutout innings while striking out three batters and walking none. The Saints managed just four hits off of Bilodeau.
2B Alonzo Harris turned out to be the key player for New Jersey offensively, as he scored both of the Jackals’ runs while going 2-4 out of the second spot in the lineup.
Grand Prairie 5, Amarillo 4 – Box
The Grand Prairie AirHogs used a four-run seventh inning to power their way past the Amarillo Sox in a tight 5-4 victory.
AirHogs starter Aaron Wilkerson took the ball for six solid innings, and aside from three-run fourth inning, dealt with the Amarillo lineup easily. He picked up the win for Grand Prairie while striking out seven batters, walking three and allowing six hits.
The middle of the Grand Praire linup provided most of the run support in this one as LF Jason Botts, 1B Andres Rodriguez and 3B Frazier Hall–the three, four and five hitters–combined to go 6-13.
Kansas City 7, Sioux Falls 3 – Box
The Kansas City T-Bones went to work offensively against the Sioux Falls Canaries tonight, scoring seven runs on 13 hits.
It was an all-around effort for the T-Bones, with all but one batter reaching base, four picking up multi-hit games and six batters scoring or driving in a run or more. While it was a solid effort from everyone involved, SS Vladamir Frias paced the team with a 3-5 game that included a triple and three runs.
Two pitchers held Sioux Falls throughout the game, with Daniel Barone starting on the mound and tossing seven three-run innings. Kris Regas threw the final two shutout innings to seal the deal and picked up four strikeouts in the process.
Wichita 4, Gary SouthShore 2 – Box
Sticking to the theme of late game drama, the Wichita Wingnuts exploded for four runs in the bottom of the eighth against Gary SouthShore, to comeback and grab a 4-2 win over the RailCats.
The Wingnuts were shutout for the entire game prior to the eighth and trailed 2-0 after the top of the third inning before Gary’s collapse.
LF Carlo Testa, 1B Chris McMurry and RF David Amberson each had two hits for the Wingnuts. Testa added three RBIs and a stolen base for good measure.
Fargo-Moorhead 3, Sioux City 2 (10 Innings) – Box
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks needed 1o innings to take down the Sioux City Explorers, but the finally made it happen after putting a run across the board in the bottom of the tenth to pick up a 3-2 victory.
It was a walk-off in the most literal sense of the term, after 3B Ronnie Bourquin drew a bases loaded walk, which allowed 2B Brandon Newton to trot home and seal the win for the RedHawks.
On the game, Bourquin was 1-4 with two RBIs and the key walk out of the three-hole, while Newton went 1-4 with the game winning run batting eighth.
Laredo 1, Trois-Rivieres 0
The Laredo Lemurs beat the Trois-Rivieres Aigles 1-0 in an interleague matchup thanks to a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.