Winnipeg 14, Chicago 7 – Boxscore
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (32-27) defeated the Chicago Dogs (39-20) 14-7 at Impact Field Thursday evening to take two-out-of-three games from the top team in the East Division.
The Goldeyes jumped out to a 1-0 lead just two batters into the ballgame when Ian Sagdal singled to center field to drive in Eric Rivera. Winnipeg added a run in the second on Reggie Pruitt Jr.’s home run to left field.
Chicago cut the Goldeyes’ lead to one in the bottom of the third inning when Harrison Smith homered to left field making the score 2-1.
Winnipeg went up 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning. First Justin Thompson doubled down the left field line to bring home David Washington. The next batter, Deon Stafford Jr., also doubled into the left field corner to bring in Pruitt and Thompson.
The Goldeyes went up 7-2 in the fifth inning when Washington hit a towering home run over the batter’s eye in center field.
Stafford brought Logan Hill in to score Winnipeg’s 14th and final run with a single to left field in the top of the eighth.
In the bottom of the inning, Smith – who had three home runs on the season coming into the game – hit his third of the contest, yet another solo blast to left field. That made the score Goldeyes 14 Dogs 6.
Winnipeg starter Alex Manasa (3-3) evened his record on the year with the win, going five innings and allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking three.
Cleburne RailRoaders 15, Gary Southshore RailCats 6 – Box Score
The Cleburne RailRoaders (25-34) took the game against the Gary Southshore RailCats (24-36) on Thursday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard.
Cleburne opened the scoring with two runs in the first inning. Edwin Arroyo scored off of a single hit by Chuck Taylor while Taylor scored soon after off of a sacrifice fly to take the early lead.
Gary battled and got some runs back in the third, Thomas Walraven and Daniel Lingua both scored off a double hit by Jonathan Engelmann.
RailCats’ Jesus Marriaga and Victor Nova both earned runs in the sixth to take the lead 6-4.
Cleburne scored an impressive ten runs in the ninth inning to take the win from Gary. Nick Shumpert and Chase Simpson both hit three-run home runs.
Winning pitcher Hunter Cervenka threw for one inning allowing no hits.
Kane County Cougars 7, Lake Country DockHounds 1 – Box Score
The Kane County Cougars (30-30) grab the win against the Lake Country DockHounds (21-38) on Thursday night at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park.
The Cougars started strong, scoring four unanswered runs across the first few innings. Josh Rulette struck first, finding home plate off of a single hit by Sherman Johnson.
Ernie De La Trinidad and Cornelius Randolph homered next to increase the Cougars lead to 3-0.
Rolette scored again, this time unearned, to go up 4-0 on the DockHounds.
The DockHounds scored their first and only run of the game in the sixth inning from Daikan Yoh off a single hit from Gabriel Noriega.
Randolph and Johnson both scored again to close out the game for Kane County.
Winning pitcher Jose Fuentes threw for six innings, allowing three hits and one run.
Explorers 7, Saltdogs 4 – Boxscore
Patrick Caulfield hit his first professional home run, but the ‘Dogs allowed three runs in the 9th inning and dropped the rubber match of a five-game series, 7-4, to the Sioux City Explorers at Haymarket Park on Thursday night.
Sioux City (24-34) opened the scoring with two runs in the 1st inning. Danry Vasquez hit an RBI single and Ademar Rifaela drove a sacrifice fly, and the X’s scored first for the fifth time in the series.
The Saltdogs (28-32) tied the game in the 3rd. Hunter Clanin scored Randy Norris with an RBI double before Ryan Long’s RBI groundout made it 2-2.
The Explorers regained the lead on Zack Kone’s RBI double in the 4th, and Nate Samson’s RBI single made it 4-2 in the 5th.
Caulfield’s homer got Lincoln within a run in the 7th inning, and Ryan Long later tied the game with a sacrifice fly.
Sioux City’s Sebastian Zawada broke a 4-4 tie with a leadoff homer in the 9th before Zack Kone scored on an error from Norris at first base and Trey Martin extended the lead with a sacrifice fly.
Kyle Kinman pitched seven innings and allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Matt Cronin allowed three runs – two earned – over an inning and 1/3, while David Zoz allowed two inherited runners to score in 2/3rds on an inning.
RedHawks 5, Canaries 1 – Boxscore
Four innings of consistency lead to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks (40-19) to a victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries (23-34) on a beautiful night down in Sioux Falls.
Kona Quiggle crushed his fifth home run of the season; a solo shot with two outs in the ninth inning but it wasn’t enough to help Sioux Falls avoid a three-game series sweep.
The RedHawks cashed in on an Evan Alexander leadoff double in the top of the first inning, scoring him with a sacrifice fly. Nick Novak doubled with two outs in the top of the second and was driven in on an RBI single from Christian Correa.
Manuel Boscan led off the top of the third inning with a home run and drove in Novak with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. The score held until Correa brought in Ben Livorsi with a base hit in the eighth inning. Former Canary reliever Brady Stover retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth before Quiggle’s home run and the game ended a batter later with a groundout.
Kansas City Monarchs 7, Milwaukee Milkmen 14 – Box Score
The Kansas City Monarchs (38-21) fell to the Milwaukee Milkmen (30-29) on Thursday night at Franklin Field.
The Milkmen scored seven runs in the first inning, six of the runs coming off homers. Keon Barnum and Logan Trowbridge both scored three-run home runs.
The Milkmen continued to add to their lead in the fourth inning as Trowbridge found home plate again and Bryan Torres scored off a putout.
Kansas City answered with a home run from Willie Abreu. The Monarchs scored twice more in the sixth inning, one from David Thompson and again from J.C. Escarra to bring them within 5.
It wasn’t enough as Corelle Prime, Barnum, and Torres all scored to seal the win for the Milkmen.
Winning pitcher Jake Matthys threw for 5.2 innings, allowing seven hits and five runs.