Laredo 9, El Paso 6
A tremendous Independence Day crowd of 11, 122 saw a slugfest tonight as the Laredo Lemurs outlasted the El Paso Diablos by the score of 9-6. Both teams combined for 15 runs on 26 hits. Everyone in the Laredo lineup had at least a hit with five hitters having multi-hit games. Lemurs 3B Garrett Buechele went 2-for-5 with four RBI while 1B Mike Sheridan had two hits in five at-bats with two runs scored and a RBI. Laredo starting pitcher Greg Wilborn notched the win as he went five innings allowing an earned run on seven hits with five strikeouts.
Newark 5, Amarillo 3 (Game 1 – 7 Innings)
The Newark Bears took control early as they plated three runs in the top half of the first inning to take a 3-0 lead and would cruise to a 5-3 win over the Amarillo Sox in game one of an interleague doubleheader. Newark LF Jamar Walton had a terrific game offensively going 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Bears 1B Ernie Banks Jr. chipped in with three RBI in a 2-for-3 game. Newark reliever David Dinelli nabbed the victory as he went two innings giving a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.
Amarillo 11, Newark 2 (Game 2 – 7 Innings)
It was all Amarillo in this one as the Sox went out to a 3-0 lead after two innings and would roll to an 11-2 victory over the Newark Bears in game two of a doubleheader. Amarillo’s 3-4 hitters of 1B Joe Weik and LF Cory Patton went a combined 6-for-8 at the plate with five runs scored and four RBI. Sox starting pitcher Joe Newby collected the victory as he went six innings giving up two earned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts. The attendance for the twinbill was a near capacity crowd of 7,036.
Grand Prairie 7, Wichita 4
In front of a big crowd of 6,264, the Grand Prairie AirHogs win their fifth straight as they beat the Wichita Wingnuts by the score of 7-4. Four Grand Prairie players had multi-hit games, including LF Brian Myrow who went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. AirHogs starting pitcher Brandon Bargas notched his second win to even his mark at 2-2 on the season. Bargas went six innings allowing two earned runs on six hits with no walks and two strikeouts. For Wichita in the loss, CF Colt Loehrs had a 2-for-3 game with a home run.
Winnipeg 7, St. Paul 5
After falling behind 3-2 after the first inning, the Winnipeg Goldeyes would score five runs over the next four innings to take the control of the game and beat the St. Paul Saints, 7-5. Winnipeg DH Ryan Scoma had three hits and scored a run while C Luis Alen went 1-for-4 and drove in three runs. Goldeyes RF Ray Sadler and 1B Casey Haerther each chipped in with two hits in the contest. Winnipeg starting pitcher Mark Hardy picked up the win as he went 5 2/3 innings giving up five earned runs on nine hits. Hardy improved his record to 5-2 on the season.
Sioux City 5, Gary SouthShore 3 (12 Innings)
Rightfielder Peter Barrows hit a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Sioux City Explorers past the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 5-3. Barrows went 2-for-6 in the game while 2B Anthony Kaskadden and SS Leugim Barroso each went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI. Explorers reliever Jimmer Kennedy tossed three shutout innings to collect the win. Kennedy is now 4-0 on the season.
Kansas City 8, Sioux Falls 3
Kansas City, in front of a huge crowd of 8,805, opened up a tight 2-1 game with three runs in the fourth inning and would go on to an 8-3 win over the Sioux Falls Canaries. T-Bones 1B Kyle Nichols had a solid night offensively going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two runs batted in. Kansas City CF Joey Gathright had two hits in the game with a run scored and a RBI. T-Bones starting pitcher Shaun Garceau notched his second win of the season. Garceau gave up three earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings pitched.
Fargo-Moorhead 8, Lincoln 4
With the score tied at 2-2 after three innings, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks would plate two runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to take an 8-2 lead and would cruise from there to an 8-4 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Fargo-Moorhead RF Buddy Sosnoskie and SS Zach Penprase were tremendous at the plate tonight. Sosnoskie went 4-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI while Penprase had three hits in six at-bats with a home run, two runs scored and three runs driven in. RedHawks starter Alex Caldera was solid en route to his seventh win of the season. Caldera went six innings giving up two earned runs on five hits.
El Paso: 11,122*
Kansas City: 8,805*
Grand Prairie: 6,264*
Sioux City: 3,126
*Capacity crowd or over