Sioux Falls 4, Fargo-Moorhead 1 (11 Innings) – Box Score
The Sioux Falls Canaries ended the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks’ eight-game winning streak with a 4-1 win in 11 innings on Wednesday night.
The game was tied at 1-1 as LF Brennan Metzger scored on an error in the first and C Roy Morales (3-for-5) singled home 2B Alay Lago in the second. The score remained level until the top of the 11th when 3B Damek Tomscha broke the tie with a solo home run and, later in the frame, LF Mike Hart (2-for-5) tripled to allow both Ryan Brett and Morales to score.
In the bottom of the inning the RedHawks went down in order to end the game.
The Canaries are now just 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Milkmen for the top spot in the 2020 American Association standings.
St. Paul 9, Milkmen 2 – Box Score
The St. Paul Saints toppled the Milwaukee Milkmen 9-2 on Wednesday evening at CHS Field.
The Saints put a pair of runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning as CF Alonzo Harris hit a two-run homer and LF Chuck Taylor added a three-run shot in the third. The Milkmen scored their first run in the fourth inning when LF Adam Brett Walker II hit his 21st home run of the season.
The Saints put the game well out of reach in the fifth when RF Max Murphy singled to score C Mitch Ghelfi and then scored himself alongside 2B Mikey Reynolds (2-for-5) and Harris when 1B Chris Chinea (2-for-4) cleared the bases with a double. The Milkmen added a final run in the sixth as 1B David Washington singled home CF Brett Vertigan.
The Saints held the Milkmen to just two hits in the game and starter Nick Belzer picked up the win as he went five innings and allowed one run on one hit while striking out five batters.
Chicago 10, Winnipeg 6 – Box Score
The Chicago Dogs racked up seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and never trailed again on the way to a 10-6 win against the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
1B Kyle Martin hit a solo home run for the Goldeyes in the top of the first but 3B Joey Terdoslavich (2-for-4) started the scoring for the Dogs with a two-run home run and, later in the inning, SS Tyler Ladendorf hit a grand slam. In the next at-bat, LF Kelly Dugan (2-for-4) added a solo shot. Martin added a three-run homer in the top of the seventh and the Goldeyes picked up one more run in the eighth but couldn’t keep pace with the Dogs.
Ladendorf and Dugan each also homered again in the game in the third and eighth innings, respectively.
Starting pitcher Luke Westphal earned the win as he went 6.1 innings and allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out 10 batters.