Sioux City 7, Lincoln 6 – Box Score
After sweeping Lincoln at home last week with three one-run wins, the Sioux City Explorers (21-11) continued the trend on Tuesday by taking game one in Lincoln 7-6.
The Explorers took control of the game in the fourth and fifth innings as they posted three runs in each. In the fourth, 1B Jose Sermo hit his second home run of the night to lead things off and RF Lane Milligan added a two-run shot later in the inning. In the fifth, 3B Chris Clare singled home CF Chase Harris and Sermo and later in the frame, DH Sebastian Zawada drew a bases-loaded walk.
The Saltdogs saw a 2-for-4 performance from 3B Ryan Long, two RBIs from 2B Louis Martini and two runs from CF Forrestt Allday.
Cleburne 7, Winnipeg 6 – Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders (15-16) picked up their fifth win in a row as they edged the Winnipeg Goldeyes 7-6 in game one of their three-game series.
The Railroaders took the lead in the top of the fifth inning with a two-run home run from 1B Ramon Hernandez, his seventh of 2021. In the seventh, 2B Alay Lago (3-for-5) scored as CF Zach Nehrir grounded out to give Cleburne a 7-5 lead. That run proved vital as the Goldeyes pulled one back in the home half when 1B Kyle Martin scored when LF Logan Hill (2-for-4) bounced out to second.
C John Nester added a 2-for-4, two RBI performance and LF Noah Vaughan also pitched in a pair of RBIs for the Railroaders. For the Goldeyes, CF Tyler Hill and DH Darren Seferina each added two-hit showings.
Kansas City 3, Milwaukee 0 – Box Score
The Kansas City Monarchs (18-12) blanked the Milwaukee Milkmen 3-0 on Tuesday night at Franklin Field.
The Monarchs took the lead in the top of the first inning when RF Gabriel Guerrero singled to center to plate 3B Darnell Sweeney. In the third, 2B Ryan Grotjohn stole second and third and scored when 1B Casey Gillaspie bounced out. Kansas City added one more in the ninth as C Alexis Olmeda (2-for-4) singled to right to push CF Charcer Burks across the plate.
Starting pitcher Nick Travieso earned the win for working six innings and allowing four hits while striking out five batters. Reliever Carlos Diaz bagged the save for working a perfect ninth.
Houston 10, Sioux Falls 7 – Box Score
The Houston Apollos (5-26) used a trio of home runs to slide past the Sioux Falls Canaries 10-7 on Tuesday.
Houston struck first in the top of the first when SS Yeiler Peguero (2-for-6) hit a solo home run. In the second, C Dom DeRenzo (2-for-4) tripled home 1B Taylor Zeutenhorst and LF Blake Berry (3-for-5) and in the third, RF Daniel Aldrich (2-for-5) hit a three-run homer. Berry added a lead-off homer in the fourth to five Houston a 7-4 lead. Berry scored again in the sixth as 3B Mike Annone singled and, in the ninth, Zeutenhorst and DeRenzo added RBIs to pad the lead.
For the Canaries, LF Mitch Glasser went 4-for-5 with a run scored and five other batters added a pair of hits including CF Wyatt Ulrich who had a pair of RBIs.
Kane County 8, Gary SouthShore 2 – Box Score
The Kane County Cougars (14-19) took the early lead and never trailed on the way to an 8-2 win against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.
In the top of the first, DH Gavin LaValley hit a two-run home run to stake the Cougars to the lead. In the fifth, Kane County doubled their lead with back-to-back solo shots from CF Anthony Ray (3-for-5) and 2B Josh Allen and LaValley left the yard again in the seventh with a solo blast. Ray added another RBI single in the top of the ninth and scored when Allen hit his second homer in the next at-bat.
The RailCats’ runs came in the seven then RF Jesus Marriaga (2-for-4) hit a two-run homer that scored LF MJ Rookard.
Starting pitcher Tyler Viza (2-0) earned the win as he went 6.1 innings and allowed the two runs on three hits while striking out six.
Fargo-Moorhead 17, Chicago 5 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (20-13) matched the 2020 league highs for runs and hits in a single game as they turned 21 hits into a 17-5 win against the Chicago Dogs on Tuesday night.
Nine different RedHawks recorded hits in the game, eight of them had multi-hit games and three of them had home runs. 1B Correlle Prime led the way as he went 4-for-6 with five RBIs including a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. 2B Manuel Boscan went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and fourth-inning dinger and RF John Silviano went 3-for-6 with three RBIs including a second-inning home run. Five other RedHawks each had two-hit games including SS Sam Dexter who scored three times.
For the Dogs, RF Anfernee Grier went 5-for-5, with two doubles and a homer, coming just a triple shy of the cycle.