Chicago 12, Sioux City 6 – Box Score
The Chicago Dogs (12-8) blasted six home runs on the way to a 12-6 win against the Sioux City Explorers in the series opener.
1B K.C. Hobson hit the first of those home runs with a solo shot in the top of the first inning. 3B Johnny Adams hit a lead-off homer in the second and Hobson homered again in the third, this time belting out a two-run shot. In the fourth, SS Harrison Smith hit a three-run shot and in the seventh, CF Anfernee Grier (2-for-5) hit a two-run homer and 2B Grant Kay (2-for-3) blasted a three-run bomb.
The six homers are just one short of the league record for home runs in a game, set by Sioux Falls in 2010 and matched by St. Paul in 2019.
For the Explorers, 1B Jared Walker, LF Joseph Monge and CF Chase Harris each had a pair of hits and Harris as well as 3B Jose Sermo each had home runs of their own.
Milwaukee 4, Fargo-Moorhead 1 (Weather shortened/6 Innings) – Box Score
Fresh off a sweep of Winnipeg, the Milwaukee Milkmen (11-7) took game one of their four-game set with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 4-1. The game was called after six innings due to weather in the area.
All the offense took place in the first inning as 1B David Washington singled home CF Brett Vertigan and C Christian Correa (2-for-3) hit a three-run home run that scored Washington and 3B Logan Trowbridge. In the bottom of the inning, 1B Correlle Prime (2-for-3) singled and took second on an error and 2B Manuel Boscan (2-for-2) scored in the process.
Starting pitcher Myles Smith went five innings, allowing one unearned run on six hits while striking out six batters to earn the win. Reliever Ryan Dunne worked the sixth without allowing a hit and a recorded a strikeout.