Laredo 4, Grand Prairie 0 — Box Score
Starting pitcher Cesar Carrillo paved the way with a complete game shutout for the Laredo Lemurs as they shut down Grand Prairie 4-0.
Monday’s game was Carrillo’s 15th appearance of the season, his sixth victory and his first complete game. He allowed just six hits and two walks while striking out nine batters in the contest. Carrillo faced 34 batters and used 121 pitches – 75 of them strikes. The Lemurs gave Carrillo some run support in the third with their first run of the game and added two more in the fourth to move ahead 3-0. They added their final run in the eighth. Three of those RBI came from C Carlos Ramirez who was 2-for-4 with a home run.
The other RBI came from 2B Travis Denker who also had two hits. RF Denis Phipps had a team-high three hits in five at bats. For the AirHogs, 1B Jason Botts had three of his team’s six hits.
Amarillo 10, Sioux Falls 9 — Box Score
The Amarillo Sox fought back from a seven-run deficit and walked off on the Sioux Falls Canaries 10-9.
After six and a half innings, the Canaries were sitting on a 9-2 lead but the Sox turned up the heat starting in the bottom of the sixth. The Sox put up two runs in the sixth, four in the seventh and one in the eighth to tie up the score. In the bottom of the ninth, 2B Geraldo Valentin singled to lead off the inning. He reached second on a pass ball and third when 3B Travis Weaver grounded into a fielder’s choice. After The Canaries intentionally walked LF Joe Weik, 1B Andres Rodriquez singled to center field to end the game.
The two teams combined for 37 hits and all 18 batters had at least one hit. Amarillo SS Kyle Bellows had a game-high four hits. Reliever Derek Blacksher picked up the win for tossing just four pitches in the top of the ninth inning.
Sioux City 8, Winnipeg 0 — Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers shutout the Winnipeg Goldeyes and allowed them just four hits as they claimed an 8-0 win on Monday night.
Explorers starting pitcher Alex Caldera tossed the first six innings and allowed just two hits while striking out six batters in the winning effort. Reliever Rob Wort followed Caldera and also gave up just a pair of hits in his two innings relief. Reliever Geoff Broussard closed out the game with a perfect ninth. Offensively, the Explorers took the lead with two runs in the fourth inning closed out the game with six more runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
SS Tommy Mendonca went 2-for-3 with four RBI for the Explorers and LF Oscar Mesa along with 1B Rene Tosoni each added a pair of hits. Tosoni had a game-high three runs scored.
Wichita 3, Fargo-Moorhead 1 — Box Score
The Wichita Wingnuts scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie and held on for a 3-1 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
The RedHawks took the lead in the sixth inning on a solo home run from 1B Erik Castro and that lead held until the top of the eighth when 2B Jake Kahaulelio doubled home LF Jake Luce. In the top of the ninth SS Ryan Khoury singled home a pair of runs to put the Wingnuts out in front 3-1. Reliever Matt Nevarez came in to work the ninth and earned the save for allowing just one hit and picking up two strikeouts.
Kahaulelio had a team-high two hits for the Wingnuts and for the RedHawks, Castro and 3B Ronnie Bourquin each had two hits.
St. Paul 6, Kansas City 1 — Box Score
The St. Paul Saints snagged the lead with four runs in the first three innings and never trailed on their way to a 6-1 win over the Kansas City T-Bones.
The Saints benefited from a quality start from starting pitcher Nick Barnese as he went seven innings and allowed just five hits and one run. Barnese struck out eight batters in the winning effort. Offensively, the Saints racked up 12 hits compared to just five from the T-Bones. 1B Angelo Songco and RF Keith Brachold accounted for half of those 12 hits as they each had three hits. Songco added two RBI. C Jake Taylor went 2-for-4 and had a game-high three RBI.
For the T-Bones, five different batters each had one hit and 3B T.J. Mittelstaedt, one of those five batters, had the team’s only RBI.
Gary SouthShore 7, Lincoln 7 — Suspended/11th Inning
The Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Lincoln Saltdogs were still tied at seven when rain started falling in the bottom of the 11th inning. The game will be resumed Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. and the regularly scheduled nine inning game will follow.