Fargo-Moorhead 7, Kansas City 4 – Box
Down 4-3 heading into the ninth inning it seemed like the Kansas City T-Bones were poised to pick up a win against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. However, the RedHawks proved resilient and mustered up four runs in the top of the frame to grab the lead and put some padding on it as well. After that quick bit of scoring, RedHawk reliver Nate Garcia was able to keep the Kansas City hitters at bay and secure the win. Garcia didn’t allow a single hit or walk in the ninth, and struck out a T-Bone batter as well. SS Zach Penprase had three hits for Fargo-Moorhead out of the two-hole including a double and a triple.
Gary SouthShore 7, Wichita 1 – Box
The Gary SouthShore RailCats held the Wichita Wingnuts to just one run over nine innings and used an eight-hit effort in addition to a few Wichita defensive miscues to pick up a 7-1 victory. DH Josh Romanski, SS Derek Smith and 2B Zac Mitchell all had multi-hit games for the RailCats and combined to go 7-11 with four runs and three RBIs. Starting pitcher Morgan Coombs grabbed the win after tossing 6.2 innings, striking out five batters and allowing just one run on seven hits and a walk.
Amarillo 5, Sioux City 1 – Box
The Amarillo Sox held the Sioux City Explorers to just one run on eight hits and scored five of their own to grab a 5-1 win. Amarillo starter Logan Williamson set the Sox up for victory thanks to his 6.2-inning effort. In his outing, he worked around eight hits and two walks to limit the Explorers to just a single run–he struck out two in the process. RF Cory Patton led the Sox offensively, going 3-5 with a pair of doubles and driving in two of the team’s five runs.
Laredo 14, Grand Prairie 1 – Box
The stout Laredo offense struck again Saturday night against Grand Prairie, with the Lemurs scoring 14 runs on 18 hits en route to a 14-1 win against the AirHogs. Five Lemur batters had multi-hit nights with SS Devin Goodwin, 2B Travis Denker and 3B Josh Scheffert each having three-hit games. Laredo starter Sean Tracey threw seven innings of one-run baseball to keep the AirHogs from becoming a threat. Tracey allowed five hits on the night while striking out three and walking none.
Sioux Falls 4, St. Paul 1 – Box
The Sioux Falls pitching staff held St. Paul to just a single run in the seventh inning to give the Canaries a 4-1 victory over the Saints. Sioux Falls starter Kyle Vazquez didn’t allow a run in his six innings of work, and gave up just three hits and a walk while striking out two on the way to his win. DH Chris Duffy had a perfect day at the plate for the Canaries, going 3-3 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI to help lead the offense.
Winnipeg 7, Lincoln 4 – Box
The Lincoln Saltdogs jumped on Winnipeg starter Nick Hernandez early and often to take a 4-2 lead after four innings, but the Goldeye offense and bullpen backed Hernandez up to pull off a comeback and win 7-4. After the fourth inning, Lincoln didn’t score another run–and only managed one hit–and the Winnipeg batters scored twice i the fifth and three times in the seventh to put away a victory. 3B Josh Mazzola went 1-5 with three RBIs and RF Donnie Webb went 2-5 with two RBIs and a homer to help bring the Goldeyes back. Gabe Aguilar picked up the win for Winnipeg thanks to his 2.2 innings of shutout, one-hit relief work. He also struck out five batters.