Winnipeg 5, Fargo-Moorhead 4 – Box
The Winnipeg Goldeyes got twice as many hits as Fargo-Moorhead in their 5-4 over the RedHawks. 3B Josh Mazzola and LF Ray Sadler both homered in the game and combined for six of Winnipeg’s 14 hits. Mazzola went 4-5 with two RBIs and two runs, while Sadler went 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Nick Hernandez threw a solid seven innings in his succesful bid for the win for Winnipeg. He worked around five hits and a walk to hold the RedHawks to just three runs.
Sioux Falls 7, St. Paul 3 – Box
The Sioux Falls Canaries took down the St. Paul Saints Saturday, scoring seven runs and holding the Saints to just 3. Kyle Ruwe went all nine innings for Sioux Falls and gave up just two earned runs despite giving up 14 hits and a pair of walks. To back up the complete game effort from Ruwe, the lineup went for 11 hits with 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones leading the way with a 2-4 night that included his sixth home run of the season. Batting right behind him in the cleanup spot, DH Chris Duffy also went 2-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run.
Lincoln 8, Wichita 6 – Box
All but one batter in Lincoln’s lineup got a hit in the Saltdogs’ 8-6 win over the Wichita Wingnuts. LF Jeremy Hamilton and 1B Ian Gac both paced the team offensively with three hits apiece. Hamilton went 3-3 with three runs and two RBIs batting second, while Gac went 3-5 with two doubles in the cleanup spot. Joe Bisenius kept the Saltdogs in the game after throwing 6.1 innings and allowing five runs (four earned). He struck out six and walked two on 107 pitches.
Sioux City 7 Amarillo 6 – Box
The Sioux City Explorers were able to hold off the Amarillo Sox and win 7-6 despite the Sox putting up four runs in the final three innings. A three-run second and four-run third inning would be all the Explorers needed to get the win. Leadoff man and CF/LF Oscar Mesa had a nice night at the plate for Sioux City. He went 3-4 with his fifth and sixth doubles of the season while driving in three runs and scoring once as well. John Straka started on the hill for Sioux City and tossed six, two-run innings while striking out eight batters and walking none.
Kansas City 9, Gary SouthShore 6 – Box
The Kansas City T-Bones used a five-run sixth inning to take a 7-5 lead over the Gary SouthShore RailCats, and they would go on to win 9-6. 2B T.J. Mittelstaedt set the table throughout the game for Kansas City, going 3-4 with a his fourth home run and fourth double of the season. Mittelstaedt drove in four runs and scored twice during the game. Matt Smith was tagged for the win after 1.2 no-hit innings in relief and Kris Regas got the save after striking out the side in the ninth.
Grand Prairie 15, Laredo 5 – Box
The Grand Prairie AirHogs exploded offensively against the Laredo Lemurs, going for 13 hits and 15 runs and holding the Lemurs to just five. The majority of those runs came in the seventh inning when the AirHogs put up nine. LF Jason Botts went 3-5 with three RBIs and a run, while DH Brian Myrow also went 3-5 with his first home run of the season. 3B Abel Nieves and 1B Andres Rodriguez got in on the barrage as well with four RBI’s apiece. Rodriguez homered for the third time of the season.