Winnipeg Goldeyes 1, Gary Southshore RailCats 15 – Box Score
Gary Southshore Railcats (22-33) even the series with the Winnipeg Goldeyes (29-25) at 1 a piece.
The RailCats got on the board early on a 2-out RBI single by Thomas Walraven that scored Alec Olund.
The RailCats broke the game open in the top of the 5th when Chris Burgess added to their 4-run lead with a 2-run home run. Michael Woodworth followed that up with a solo home run to put the RailCats on top 7-0. The Railcats never looked back cruising to a 15-1 win.
Alex Manasa took the loss for the Goldeyes allowing 4 earned runs on 8 hits in 4 innings. Jack Eisenbarger was brilliant for The Railcats spinning 5 innings of shutout baseball, striking out 9 while giving up 3 hits and walking one.
Sioux Falls Canaries 5, Sioux City Explorers 4 – Box Score
In a game run by the 2021 umpire of the year, JJ January, the Sioux Falls Canaries (23-31) defeated their Siouxland rival the Sioux City Explorers (21-32) with a final score of 5-4.
In their first game in the last two seasons without Wyatt Ulrich suited up, the Sioux Falls Canaries put together 9 solid innings of baseball and Jabari picked up right where he left off.
Jabari Henry was hitting in the two spot behind Ozzie Martinez. After Ozzie walked to first and got to second on a wild pitch, Henry hit him home on a double to left field.
Martinez would find his way home again in the third from his ol’ pal Henry when Henry crushed his 20th home run of the season placing him tied for first place on the home run leader board.
Danry Vasquez helped knock in two runs in the first for the Explorers, another run was scored in the 4th via a sacrifice fly from Blake Tiberi and the game got tied up in the 6th following a sacrifice fly from Tiberi.
The game was decided on a top of the 9th RBI single to center field by Trey Michalczewski which scored Angelo Altavilla.
Lincoln Saltdogs 4, Cleburne Railroaders 5 – Box Score
In a game that only needed to go through the top of the 9th inning (is there a word for that by the way) the Cleburne Railroaders (21-33) defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs (26-27) with a final score of 5-4.
Scoring was opened by the Railroaders’ Kacy Clemens when he hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first.
There was a defensive battle in the early innings until the scoring started to open back up in the top of the 5th from a Josh Altmann 3-run bomb!
This was followed up by a Chase Simpson double in the bottom of the 5th which scored Chuck Taylor who got on base from a double of his own.
The Saltdogs scored an unearned run in the 6th and would cease to score another run the rest of the game.
Simpson hit a 2-run nuke for the Railroaders in the bottom of the 7th and they scored one more run – a run which would eventually seal the game – off of an error in the 8th.
Lake Country Dockhounds 10, Kansas City Monarchs 18 – Box Score
The Kansas City Monarchs (36-18) take the win off the Lake Country DockHounds (19-36) after a high-scoring game at Legends Field.
Chad De La Guerra opened the scoring for the DockHounds in the first off a double from Jan Hernandez. Hernandez scored later in the inning to put the Monarchs up two.
The DockHounds answered by scoring three runs in the third inning. Then Kansas City’s Darnell Sweeney hit a home run to put them up 8-4.
The Monarchs continued to add to their lead with Hernandez hitting for the cycle. The DockHounds put together a good seventh inning scoring five runs, with Gio Brusa hitting a grand slam but it wasn’t enough to catch the Monarchs.
Winning pitcher Brock Gilliam threw for two innings, allowing one hit.
Chicago Dogs 3, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 3 (10 Innings) – Box Score
The Chicago Dogs (36-18) defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (37-17) Friday night at Newman Outdoor Field.
Grant Kay opened the scoring for the Dogs on a base hit from Stevie Wilkerson in the first inning to put Chicago up one.
Fargo answered with two runs of their own right after to take a 2-1 lead. Chicago’s Ryan Lidge scored in the third inning to tie the game at two.
Fargo put themselves back in the lead in the fourth with an earned run from Nick Novak on a double from Sam Dexter. Chicago’s Ryan Lidge scored again to tie the game and force extra innings whereas Wilkerson eventually scored to take the win for Chicago in the tenth.
Winning pitcher Brian Schlitter threw for 1.2 innings, allowing two hits.
Milwaukee Milkmen 3, Kane County Cougars 4 (11 Innings) – Box Score
Kane County Cougars (29-26) take a win off the Milwaukee Milkmen (25-28) after 11 innings at Northwestern Medicine Field.
The Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth with a home run from Sherman Johnson.
The Milkmen responded in the 5th with two runs of their own from Dylan Kelly and Aaron Hill to tie the game, forcing extra innings.
Hill scored again in the 11th inning to put the Milkmen up one but it wasn’t enough as Kane County’s Josh Rolette and Cornelius Randolph both scored to get the win.
Winning pitcher Tyler Koch allowed one hit while throwing for one inning.