Goldeyes 5, Cougars 3 (10 Innings) – Box Score
What a game. The Winnipeg Goldeyes (13-13) defeated the Kane County Cougars (13-13) in extra innings on Saturday night.
RF Max Murphy opened up scoring for the game when he scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 2nd inning. Later in that same inning, C Deon Stafford Jr. ripped a two run HR and the Goldeyes remained scoreless until extra innings.
3B Dylan Busby was a standout for the Cougars in this game batting .415 with 3 hits and 2 RBI. He opened up scoring for KCO with a solo HR in the 4th and hammered home a second solo HR in the 6th.
The free baseball was ended quickly by a wild pitch and error in the top of the 10th while Reggie Pruitt Jr. was at the plate.
Monarchs 11, Dogs 1 – Box Score
Saturday night was game two of the anticipated matchup between the East and West division leaders. However, it was a completely one-sided game as the Kansas City Monarchs (19-7) flattened the Chicago Dogs (17-9) 11-1 at Impact Field. Kansas City has won their last five games and look to sweep Chicago tomorrow. Even with the loss, the Dogs remain first in their division.
The Monarchs offense picked up right where they left off as LF Gaby Guerrero roped a solo home run in the first inning. Kansas City brought in three more runs over the next few innings and held a 4-0 lead after seven innings of play. The Monarchs blew the game open in the final two innings, scoring seven runs on six hits. RF Jan Hernandez went 3-4 with two doubles and a two-run home run while 3B David Thompson went 2-5 with a two-run home run. Both hitters are home run leaders in the American Association with 11 each.
The Chicago offense was held in check due to starting pitcher Nick Belzer. He earned the win, throwing six scoreless innings while surrendering just two hits.
DockHounds 3, RedHawks 14 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (17-9) evened the series Saturday night as they pummeled the Lake Country DockHounds (12-15) 14-3.
Fargo-Moorhead wasted no time as they scored 13 of their runs in the first three innings. Several RedHawks hitters had productive days at the plate, but none was greater than LF Rymer Liriano. He finished the night going 4-5 at the plate with three singles and a two-run home run.
Lake Country was able to score just three runs with all of them coming in the fourth inning. Although their offense was quiet, DockHounds 1B Aaron Tackacs had a night as he went 3-4 with an RBI double.
Starting pitcher Tyler Grauer earned the win for the RedHawks. He gave up three runs in six innings while striking out nine.
Explorers 6, Railcats 3 – Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers (11-14) defeated the GarySouthshore Railcats (12-16) in a mostly close game led by the Railcats which ended with a blow-out ninth inning by the Explorers.
Explorers RHP Tom Windle opened a solid game, allowing zero runs through four innings. Scoring opened up in the fifth with back to back home runs from the Railcats’ 1B, Sam Abbott, and 3B, Thomas Walraven. Following some relief from the bullpen, the Railcats scored no runs the rest of the game.
Other than 2B Nick Franklin hitting an RBI single in the third, the Explorers didn’t score until the top of the ninth inning. An error and a single left relief pitcher Jack Eisenbarger in a tight spot for the Railcats. He proceeded to give up back to back home runs from LF Patrick Ledet and CF Danny Amaral allowing four more runs and sealing up the victory for the Explorers.
Milkmen 6, Railroaders 4 – Box Score
The Milwaukee Milkmen (14-12) defeated the Cleburne Railroaders (6-20) in what ended up being a close game.
2B Chad Sedio cranked a solo HR for the Milkmen in the top of the 1st to set the tone for the rest of the game.
2B Edwin Arroyo Scored in the bottom of the 1st for the Railroaders, but the Milkmen started mooing in the 3rd and 4th innings with 3 and 2 runs respectively.
DH Christ Conley and SS Mason Davis were responsible for all of the Milkmen runs in the 3rd and 4th with a twin set of HRs in each of the aforementioned innings.
1B Chase Simpson hit a solo HR in the 8th to put some pressure on the Milkmen, but it was to no avail as the game ended with a score of 6-4 following a late 9th inning try from the Railroaders.
Canaries 4, Saltdogs 14 – Boxscore
A 12-run second inning from the Lincoln Saltdogs (15-10) propelled the team to a 14-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries (8-19) Saturday night at Haymarket Park.
Lincoln’s 12-run inning tied the American Association record with the last team to do so being the St. Paul Saints in 2007. Four Saltdogs finished with multi-hit performances. 1B Matt Goodheart went 2-3 with an RBI double and two-run home run. C Skyler Weber hit a two-run home run in the second inning and finished the night with three RBIs.
The only runs from the Canaries came in the final two innings. They scored two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth when Kona Quiggle belted a two-run home run.
Starting pitcher Buddy Baumann earned the win for the Saltdogs. He allowed no runs and struck out eight hitters through six innings of work.