Sioux Falls 4, Kansas City 3 – Box Score
Shortstop Andrew Ely drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning that brought 1B Josh Rehwaldt home from third base and gave Sioux Falls a 4-3 walk-off win over Kansas City.
Rehwaldt led off the big ninth inning with a walk. The next batter, 2B Jordan Ebert, singled and put runners on first and second base with no one out. Catcher Graham Low would then sacrifice them over to second and third respectively before CF Brett Vertigan drew an intentional walk to load the bases up. Ely next stepped to the dish and walked on four pitches to bring Rehwaldt home from third and give the Canaries the huge victory.
Ely went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs while 3B Kevin Taylor blasted his sixth home run of the year, a solo shot in the sixth inning.
Sioux Falls pitcher Luis Pollorena hurled two scoreless innings of relief and grabbed his fifth victory of the season. Pollorena allowed a hit and a walk in the seven batters he faced.
Winnipeg 10, Texas 4 – Box Score
Winnipeg completed the three-game sweep of Texas as they downed the AirHogs by the score of 10-4. The Goldeyes scored five runs in the seventh inning to break open a close game and win going away.
There were eight batters in the Winnipeg lineup that collected a hit in the contest. Goldeyes 2B Alex Perez led the way going 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Winnipeg DH Tyler Hill picked-up a triple in three official at-bats along with two runs and two RBIs while 3B Dominic Ficociello drove in a pair of runs in a 1-for-4 night.
Goldeyes starting pitcher Parker French gave up two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work and notched the win. The University of Texas product allowed seven hits and struck out three batters in a 90-pitch performance. With the victory, French is now 4-3 on the year.
Cleburne 8, St. Paul 1 – Box Score
Cleburne continued to play solid baseball as they finished off the series sweep of St. Paul in an 8-1 victory at CHS Field. The win by the Railroaders was their third straight and they have now won 9 out of their last 10 games.
There were 13 hits collected by Cleburne with 3B Chase Simpson leading the way going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Railroaders leadoff hitter Daniel Robertson tallied two runs and drove in one in a 2-for-5 night while C John Nester had a pair of hits in four at-bats. Robertson, CF Zach Nehrir and RF Hunter Clanin each launched home runs in the game for Cleburne.
Railroaders starting pitcher Jesus Sanchez tossed six strong innings and picked up the victory. Sanchez (7-2) gave up an earned run on four hits and struck out a batter.
Chicago 9, Milwaukee 3 – Box Score
Chicago tallied five runs in the seventh inning to take a 9-2 lead and would go on from there to a 9-3 win over Milwaukee at Impact Field.
The Dogs had 11 hits in the contest with four batters collecting at least two of them. Chicago leadoff hitter David Olmedo-Barrera led the way at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. Dogs DH Victor Roache and LF Kelly Dugan each had two hits, two runs and an RBI while RF Tony Rosselli drew two walks and drove in a run in a 1-for-2 night.
Chicago starting pitcher Luke Westphal threw six solid innings and earned the win. The southpaw allowed two earned runs on six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. Westphal is now 9-1 on the season and is tied for the league lead in wins with Kevin McGovern of Winnipeg.
First baseman Glen McClain had a three-hit night in the loss for the Milkmen.
Sioux City 3, Gary SouthShore 2 – Box Score
Sioux City completed the three-game sweep of Gary SouthShore as they edged past the RailCats by the final of 3-2. The Explorers have now seven straight and eight out of their last 10 games.
After five scoreless innings to start off the contest, Gary SouthShore plated a run in the top of the sixth as CF MJ Rookard scored on a 2B Thomas Walraven RBI single. Sioux City came back and scored all three of their runs in the bottom half of the inning on a SS Nate Samson two-run triple and a single from 3B Jose Sermo. The RailCats would add a run in the eighth but that is as close as they would get.
Samson went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs while RF Michael Lang added a pair of hits in four at-bats and scored a run.
Starting pitcher Eric Karch threw seven solid innings of baseball for Sioux City and grabbed his third victory of the season. Karch gave up an earned run on six hits and fanned three batters.
Fargo-Moorhead 8, Lincoln 7 – Box Score
Fargo-Moorhead C/2B T.J. Bennett blasted a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the RedHawks an 8-7 lead and they would go on to win by that same score over Lincoln.
There were 15 hits picked-up by Fargo-Moorhead with five batters having multi-hit games. RedHawks DH Chris Jacobs went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs while LF/RF Tim Colwell had a perfect 5-for-5 night and scored a run. Right fielder Michael Hope also helped the Fargo-Moorhead offense by collecting two hits, including a blast, and three RBIs.
RedHawks reliever Joe Filomeno tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and earned the win. The 26-year-old gave up a hit and struck out one in the five batters he faced. With the victory, Filomeno improved his record to a perfect 5-0.
For Lincoln, DH Curt Smith had a 2-for-5 night with two runs scored and two RBIs.