Wichita 7, Kansas City 6 — Box Score
With one swing of the bat, 3B Zack Cox turneda one-run deficit into a 7-6 walk-off win for his Wichita Wingnuts against the Kansas City T-Bones.
Wichita entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 6-5 but 2B Christian Stringer hit a leadoff single to put the tying run on base. In the next at-bat, Cox turned on a 1-1 delivery for his 10th home run of the season. CF T.J. Mittelstaedt also homered in the game and that was his 14th on the year. DH Brent Clevlen had a team-high three hits and an RBi.
For the T-Bones, C Tyler Moore also had three hits while CF Tyler Massey and SS Vladimir Frias each added a pair of RBI.
Sioux City 6, Fargo-Moorhead 1 — Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers never trailed on their way to a 6-1 win against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
CF Tim Colwell had a solid night at the plate for the Explorers as he went 3-for-4 with three RBI. SS Nate Samson added a pair of hits and a pair of runs scored. Six other Sioux City batters each recorded a hit as they racked up 11 as a team. For the RedHawks, both 2B Ryan Pineda and DH Keury De La Cruz had two hits.
On the bump, starting pitcher Bryan Escanio earned the win for working 7.1 innings and giving up one run on five hits while striking out seven.
Laredo 3, Texas 0 — Box Score
The Laredo Lemurs held the Texas AirHogs to just four hits on their way to a 4-0 shutout win.
Startingpitcher Ryan Beckman went eight strong innings to earn the win. He gave up the four hits but did not walk a batter and issued three strikeouts. Reliever Jeff Inman worked the ninth and faced the minimum, striking out two of them. Offensively, 1B Abel Nieves went 2-for-4 with a home run and RF Denis Phipps went 3-for-4.
For the AirHogs, 1B Devon Rodriguez went 2-for-4.
Gary SouthShore 3, Sioux Falls 0 — Box Score
Starting pitcher Richard Castillo picked up the win for seven innings of work in which he gave up six hits and struck out three batters. Reliever Jorge De Leon worked a four-out save and preserved the shutout. Offensively for the RailCats, 2B Andy DeJesus went 2-for-4 with an RBI and OF Chase Harris added a pair of hits.
For the Canaries, 3B B.J. Guinn had a team-high two hits.
Lincoln 8, Joplin 5 — Box Score
Eight different Lincoln Saltdogs picked up atleast one hit in the game as they toppled the Joplin Blasters 8-5.
Three of those batters had two-hits; DH Curt Smith went 2-for-4 with two RBI, LF Brandon Jacobs went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and 3B John Contreras went 2-for-4 with three RBI. Both Jacobs and Contreras left the yard in the game and it was Jacob’s eighth home run of the season.
Winnipeg 4, St. Paul 0 – Game 1/7 Innings — Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes took the first game of their doubleheader with the St. Paul Saints 4-0 behind a two-hitter from starting pitcher Kevin McGovern.
McGovern went the full seven innings and allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out six batters. He needed just 85 pitches, 58 of which went for strikes, to complete the game. The game marks the first time all season that the Saints have been shutout. The Goldeye bats backed him up as DH Josh Romanski and 2B Casio Grider each hit home runs in the game and C Carlton Tanabe also added an RBI.
Saints’ starter Eric Veglahn pitched well in the loss, also completing the game and giving up the four runs on just three hits.
St. Paul 7, Winnipeg 6 – Game 2/7 Innings-Rain shortened — Box Score
The St. Paul Saints withstood a rain delay of more than an hour and a late charge from the Winnipeg Goldeyes to win the second game of their doubleheader 7-6.
The Saints led 7-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but an RBI single from 1B David Rohm and three-RBI triple from SS Maikol Gonzalez drew the Goldeyes back to within one run. But the Saints halted the comeback attempt there as DH Adam Heisler popped out in foul territory to end the sixth and the game was called after the top of the seventh due to rain.
Saints CF Alonzo Harris was the only batter in the game to have more than one hit as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.