Sioux Falls 18 Houston 5
Ten runs between the fourth and fifth inning turned a 5-5 tie into a rout as the Canaries (9-6) blew away the Apollos (2-13) by a score of 18-6 on Friday night at Sioux Falls Stadium. After a Blake Berry two-run homer in the first for Houston made it 3-0, Jabari Henry answered with a two-run double and Trey Michalczewski drove him in with a two-run homer. In the top of the fourth, Taylor Zeutenhorst tied the game with a two-run homer. But the response came in a four-run fourth and six-run fifth, highlighted by a Mike Hart two-run homer and four consecutive singles in the fifth.
Sioux City 15 Lincoln 4
After falling behind 4-0 in the third, the Explorers (10-5) erupted for fourteen runs in the next four innings in a dominant 15-4 win over the Saltdogs (8-7) on Friday night at Mercy Field. David Vidal opened the scoring for Lincoln in the second, but in the fourth, Sioux City responded by scoring five times, including a Chris Clare two-run homer, to take the lead. In the fifth, the Explorers added on with a run scoring single, double, and triple each. In the fifth, four more runs scored before a two-run sixth inning homer by Jose Sermo wrapped up the mid-inning blitz.
Gary SouthShore 6 Chicago 3
A three-run fourth inning broke a 2-2 tie and the Railcats (9-8) beat the Dogs (10-7) by a 6-3 score on Friday night at Impact Field. After a Thomas Walraven homer tied the game in the third for Gary SouthShore, Phil Caulfield delivered the go-ahead two-run triple in the fourth and later scored on a wild pitch. Anfernee Grier had two run-scoring hits for Chicago.
Fargo-Moorhead 5 Kane County 3
John Silviano launched two home runs and Dylan Kelly added a solo shot of his own as the RedHawks (11-5) defeated the Cougars (8-8) by a 5-3 count on Friday night at Northwestern Medicine Field. After Kane County’s Nick Zammarelli opened the scoring with a second inning solo homer, Silviano launched his first two-run homer in the fourth inning before repeating the feat to break a 2-2 tie in the eighth. Kelly finished the scoring with a solo shot in the ninth. Nick Santoro also homered for the Cougars.
Kansas City 7 Cleburne 1
Johnny Field broke a scoreless tie in the sixth with a double and later scored on a Jan Hernandez single, and the Monarchs (6-8) cruised to a 7-1 win over the Railroaders (7-9) on Friday night at The Depot at Cleburne Stadium. Casey Gillaspie drove home two with a triple in the eighth for insurance for Kansas City before two wild pitches scored runs in the ninth. Eric Stout pitched well for the Monarchs (6 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 7 K) to earn the win. Tyler Ryan homered for Cleburne.
Milwaukee 9 Winnipeg 7
Aaron Hill launched a two-run homer to cap a four-run third inning as the Milkmen (8-7) build a 9-2 lead before holding on late for a 9-7 win over the Goldeyes (5-10) on Friday night at The Ballpark at Jackson. Adam Brett Walker II launched a two-run double in the fourth and later scored on a David Washington double to extend the lead to 7-2 before Christ Conley homered in the fifth for Milwaukee.