Houston 5, Lincoln 4 – Box Score

The Houston Apollos (4-16) edged past the Lincoln Saltdogs 5-4 to level their three-game set 1-1.

Both teams plated three runs in the second inning as the Apollos saw a three-run home run from SS Yeiler Peguero and, in the home half, CF Patrick Adams, LF Justin Byrd and DH Forrestt Allday (3-for-5) pitched in RBIs for the Dogs to tie the score. In the fourth, CF Breland Almadova (2-for-4) singled home 3B Ian Yetsko to give the Apollos the lead and in the sixth, RF Daniel Aldrich (3-for-4) hit a lead-off home run.

2B David Vidal drew a bases-loaded walk for the Saltdogs in the seventh to draw within a run but that proved to be the final run of the game.


Milwaukee 5, Fargo-Moorhead 0 – Box Score

The Milwaukee Milkmen (13-7) blanked the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 5-0 to tally their sixth win in a row.

The Milkmen took the lead in the top of the fourth inning when 2B Aaron Hill (2-for-3) scored on a single from RF Jay Charleston (3-for-5) and Charleston scored when 3B Logan Trowbridge singled two batters later. 1B David Washington (2-for-5) hit his 10th home run of the season to lead off the fifth and, DH Christian Correa (2-for-5) scored on an error and Hill scored on a wild pitch to give Milwaukee the 5-0 lead.

The RedHawks were held to just five hits in the game and reliever Ryan Boyer earned the win for working five innings, allowing two hits and striking out five batters.

DH Kevin Krause led the RedHawks with a 2-for-3 performance.


Chicago 6, Sioux City 2 – Box Score

The Chicago Dogs (14-8) claimed the series win against the Sioux City Explorers with a 6-2 win Wednesday night.

The Dogs drew first blood in the top of the second when C Ryan Lidge (2-for-4) scored when 2B Grant Kay bounced out to the short stop. Chicago added to the lead in the fourth as SS Harrison Smith doubled to score Lidge and Kay and then scored when RF Michael Crouse (2-for-4) singled to left in the next at-bat. Crouse scored on an attempted double-steal later in the inning. Crouse added an RBI double in the eighth as well.

For the Explorers, 3B Jose Sermo (2-for-3) singled home C Mitch Ghelfi in the sixth and he added a solo homer in the eighth.

Starting pitcher Connor Grey struck out eight batters in seven innings while allowing one run on four hits in the winning effort.


Kansas City 6, Gary SouthShore 3 – Box Score

The Kansas City Monarchs (8-10) fought out of an early hole to claim a 6-3 win against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

The RailCats took the lead in the bottom of the first inning as LF MJ Rookard tripled and then scored on an error on the same play. In the second, RF Alec Olund and 3B Phil Caulfield hit back-to-back RBI singles to give the Monarchs a 3-0 lead. The Monarchs found the scoreboard in the third when 3B Darnell Sweeney (3-for-5) scored as DH Jan Hernandez bounced out and they took the lead in the fourth as C Alexis Olmeda hit an RBI single and he scored alongside SS Kevin Santa when 2B Ryan Grotjohn (4-for-5) doubled to left.

Sweeney scored again in the seventh on an error and once more in the ninth on a sac fly from Hernandez.

Starting pitcher Jake Matthys earned the win for his six innings of work in which he allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. Reliever Carlos Diaz worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to earn the save.


Cleburne 16, Sioux Falls 12 – Box Score

The Cleburne Railroaders picked up the win the highest scoring game of the 2021 season so far as they topped the Sioux Falls Canaries 16-12.

The Railroaders racked up 18 hits on the night and all 10 of the batters that stepped up to the plate recorded at least one hit. 2B Alay Lago went 3-for-5 with four runs scored and SS Osvaldo Martinez went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. RF Noah Vaughn, 3B Chase Simpson, DH Grant Buck and LF Tyler Ryan each added a pair of hits and Buck and Ryan each recorded a pair of RBIs.

For the Canaries, nine different batters tallied at least one hit in the game, included DH Jabari Henry, RF Mike Hart, 2B Mitch Glasser and LF Wyatt Ulrich, who each had two.


Kane County at Winnipeg (Doubleheader Postponed/Weather)

For the second day in a row, the Kane County Cougars and the Winnipeg Goldeyes were postponed due to rain. The first scheduled make up game will take place tomorrow, June 10, as a part of a doubleheader set to begin at 12:05 p.m. The other game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader on Aug. 21.


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