Kane County 4, Lincoln 3 (15 Innings) – Box Score
With a solo home run from C B.J. Lopez in the bottom of the 15th inning, the Kane County Cougars walked off on the Lincoln Saltdogs 4-3.
2B Josh Altmann opened the scoring for the Saltdogs with a solo shot in the top of the first inning and Lincoln added another run in the top of the fifth when LF Justin Byrd (3-for-7) singled home CF Patrick Adams (2-for-5). The Cougars fought back in the bottom of the ninth as they loaded up the bases and 1B Nick Zammarelli (2-for-6) forced extra innings with a two-RBI single.
In the extra frames, both teams were scoreless until the 14th when PH Forrestt Allday singled to score Adams to give the Saltdogs the lead. But in the home half of the 14th, Zammarelli doubled to plate CF Anfernee Seymour (2-for-6) and extend the game. In the 15th, the Saltdogs had runners on first and second but couldn’t push a run home.
In the bottom of the 15th, Lopez (2-for-7) turned on a 2-0 delivery and ended the night with his first home run of the season.
Houston 6, Cleburne 4 – Box Score
The Houston Apollos claimed game one of their three-game set with the Cleburne Railroaders 6-4.
The Railroaders took control early as they posted three runs in the bottom of the third inning. CF Zach Nehrir and 1B Ramon Hernandez (2-for-5) hit RBI doubles and RF Hunter Clanin added an RBI single.
For the Apollos in the fourth, 3B Ian Yetsko (2-for-4) hit an RBI double to score 1B Alvaro Gonzalez and Houston tied the score in the fifth as DH Roman Villa (2-for-5) doubled home 2B Jordan Pontious (2-for-3) and then scored when CF Brian Dansereau (2-for-5) singled in the next at-bat. The Apollos took the lead in the sixth when Yetsko scored on an error and Villa and Dansereau added RBI singles.
C John Nester hit a solo shot for the Railroaders in the eighth for the final run of the day.
Sioux Falls 5, Kansas City 4 (Game 1/7 Innings) – Box Score
The Sioux Falls Canaries took game one of their Tuesday twin bill with the Kansas City Monarchs 5-4.
The Canaries struck first in the top of the second inning when 2B Mitch Glasser singled home C Mike Hart and then scored when LF Nick Gotta singled. 1B Jordan Ebert scored when RF Wyatt Ulrich reached on a fielder’s choice. In the bottom of the second, 1B Casey Gillaspie hit a lead-off homer to put the Monarchs on the board.
In the fourth, SS Angelo Altavilla singled home both Ebert and Gotta for two crucial Sioux City runs. The Monarchs tallied three in the home half of the frame thanks to a lead-off homer from RF Jan Hernandez (2-for-4) and a two-run shot from Gillaspie. Those proved to be the final runs of the contest.
Starter Ty Culbreth earned the win for throwing six innings and Grady Wood picked up the save for tossing the seventh.
Sioux Falls 15, Kansas City 5 (Game 2/7 Innings) – Box Score
The Sioux Falls Canaries (8-5) completed the sweep of their doubleheader with the Kansas City Monarchs with a 15-5 win in game two.
In the seven-inning game, the Canaries racked up 17 hits from nine different batters. 1B J Ebert went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, CF Logan Landon went 3-for-6 with three RBIs and 2B Mitch Glasser went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. DH Jabari Henry went 2-for-5 with three RBIs including the Canaries’ only home run of the day.
SS Angelo Altavilla also added two hits for Canaries and LF Wyatt Ulrich went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
The Monarchs had 11 hits as well in the game and CF Johnny Field, 1B Casey Gillaspie and 2B Ryan Grotjohn each had a pair of hits.
Milwaukee 5, Sioux City 2 – Box Score
The Milwaukee Milken (7-6) used the long ball to work past the Sioux City Explorers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
The Explorers (8-5) took the lead in the top of the first inning as RF Lane Milligan (2-for-3) and 1B Jared Walker both scored on pass balls but the Milkmen took the lead in the bottom of the third when SS Logan Trowbridge hit a three-run home run. DH Liam Scafariello doubled home 2B Aaron Hill in the fifth and, in the eighth, 1B David Washington added a solo shot, his fifth of 2021.
Starting pitcher Myles Smith (2-0) worked six innings and allowed the two runs, unearned, on four hits while striking out three batters. Reliever Nate Hadley bagged the save after striking out two batters in the ninth.