Kane County 5, Gary SouthShore 4 – Box Score
The Kane County Cougars (18-21) walked off on the Gary SouthShore RailCats 5-4 in the first game of their series.
The RailCats had a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning but the Cougars quickly loaded up the bases to threaten that lead. DH Mark Karaviotis was hit by a pitch to push CF Anfernee Seymour across and tie the score. RF Mitch Reeves singled in the next at-bat to score pinch runner Brandon Chinea and end the game. The Cougars scored their other three runs in the third when 3B Gavin LaValley drew a bases-loaded walk and 1B Kacy Clemens singled to plate Seymore and SS Nick Santoro.
For the RailCats, 1B Daniel Lingua went 2-for-4 with and RBI and RF Zach Welz went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Cleburne 10, Lincoln 5 – Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders (19-18) opened their three-game set with the Lincoln Saltdogs with a 10-5 win at The Depot at Cleburne Station.
The Railroaders racked up 13 hits on the night and all nine batters recorded at least one. SS Osvaldo Martinez, 2B Alay Lago and 1B Ramon Hernandez – the 1-2-3 hitters in the order – each had two hits, two runs and at least two RBIs. Hernandez had three RBIs including his 10th homer of the season, which came as a two-run shot in the bottom of the first. CF Zach Nehrir added a pair of hits and a run scored for Cleburne.
For the Saltdogs, 1B Curt Smith, 2B David Vidal and CF Patrick Adams each had a pair of hits and SS Josh Altmann tallied two RBIs.
Sioux City 3, Houston 0 – Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers (24-13) blanked the Houston Apollos 3-0 to start the series off with a strong outing.
Starting pitcher Joe Riley earned the win as he went six scoreless innings and allowed six hits and a walk with a strikeout. Relievers Max Kuhns, Nate Gercken and Matt Pobereyko each threw one inning each and Pobereyko earned his 12th save by striking out the three batters he faced in the ninth.
Offensively for the Explorers, 2B L.T. Tolbert hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third and CF Chase Harris scored when 1B Jose Sermo bounced out in the sixth. For the Apollos, LF Blake Berry and C Hudson Bilodeau each had a pair of hits.
Fargo-Moorhead 11, Winnipeg 3 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (22-17) followed up their game one win with an 11-3 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes in game two on Tuesday.
The RedHawks set the tone in the bottom of the third as they posted six runs. 2B Manuel Boscan started the scoring with a sac fly, 1B Correlle Prime added an RBI single, LF Jordan George hit a three-run homer and C Dylan Kelly (2-for-4) wrapped things up with an RBI double. In the seventh, CF Alex Boxwell (3-for-4) scored as 3B Leobaldo Pina grounded out and Prime hit another RBI base knock, this time plating both Boscan and DH Kevin Krause. In the next frame, Boscan and Krause added sacrifice flies to put a bow on the win.
For the Goldeyes, CF Tyler Hill went 2-for-3 with a run and 3B Raul Navarro had a pair of RBIs.
Milwaukee 9, Chicago 1 – Box Score
The Milwaukee Milkmen (25-13) racked up their fifth win in a row as they rolled past the Chicago Dogs 9-1 on Tuesday night.
The Milkmen took the lead in the top of the first as CF Brett Vertigan (2-for-5) scored when RF Trey Martin (2-for-4) singled to left. In the third, LF Adam Brett Walker II hit a solo shot, giving him a league leading 16 on the year. The Milkmen added two more runs in the seventh when 1B Christ Conley scored after Vertigan hit into a fielder’s choice and 3B Logan Trowbridge (2-for-3) doubled home SS Anibal Sierra (2-for-4).
Milwaukee put things well out of reach with five more runs in the ninth including an RBI single from Walker and a grand slam from C Christian Correa. The Dogs’ lone run came in the bottom of the ninth when 1B K.C. Hobson doubled home LF Anfernee Grier.
Starting pitcher Myles Smith bagged the win for working 6.2 innings and allowing just two hits and striking out six batters.
Sioux Falls at Kansas City – Postponed (Rain)
The game between the Sioux Falls Canaries and the Kansas City Monarchs was postponed due to rain and field conditions. The contest will be made up tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, as a part of a doubleheader scheduled to being at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.