Winnipeg 8, Grand Prairie 1– Box
It was all Goldeyes on Wednesday night, as Winnipeg scored eight runs on 13 hits. SS Tyler Kuhn, 2B Jake Blackwood and 1B Casey Haerther (pictured) all collected three hits apiece. Haerther was 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored. He hit a three-run home run in the second inning to give Winnipeg a 4-0 lead, then followed with a solo shot in the sixth.
Blackwood recorded two RBIs and DH Ryan Pineda also knocked in a run. For Grand Priaire, CF Eric Baker was 2-for-2 with a walk. LHP Nick Hernandez struck out four in six and 2/3 innings to earn the win for Winnipeg.
Sioux City 4, Gary SouthShore 0 (Doubleheader Game One- 11 innings)– Box
Game one of the doubleheader between the Explorers and RailCats was scheduled for seven innings, but went scoreless until the 11th. In that inning, SS Nate Samson was at the plate for Sioux City and hit a ground ball which was misplayed by the pitcher, scoring the game’s first run. 3B Tommy Mendonca followed with a two-RBI double to make the score 3-0, and RF Peter Barrows capped off the scoring with an RBI double of his own.
LF Oscar Mesa and C Todd Jennings both collected two hits for the Explorers. For the RailCats, five different players recorded one hit each.
RHP Geoff Broussard earned the win with six shutout innings of relief, striking out five.
Sioux City 4, Gary SouthShore 1 (Doubleheader Game Two- 7 innings)– Box
The Explorers swept the doubleheader behind a three-run sixth inning. C Todd Jennings came up with the bases loaded and two outs, and cleared the bases with a double. SS Nate Samson, 3B Tommy Mendonca and RF Peter Barrows all came in to score on the play.
Sioux City’s earlier run came on a sacrifice fly from LF Oscar Mesa. Jennings was the only Explorers player to collect multiple hits, with a 2-for-3 game. All six Gary hits came from the top three hitters in the order. SS Daniel Pulfer, RF Drew Martinez and DH Josh Romanski had two hits apiece.
RHP John Straka went the distance for Sioux City, striking out four and earning the win.
Kansas City 4, Wichita 2– Box
In a game tied 2-2 going to the eighth inning, the visiting T-Bones plated a pair of runs to earn the win. 2B Danny Richar hit an RBI single to score RF Bryan Sabatella and give Kansas City the lead. DH Nick Giarraputo added an insurance run with an RBI single.
LF David Espinosa went 2-for-5 with a solo home run. Richar and 3B TJ Mittelstaedt also had two hits for Kansas City. For Wichita, DH J.T. Wise went 3-for-4.
RHP Daniel Barone struck out three over seven innings and picked up the win. LHP Kris Regas pitched the final one and 1/3 innings to grab his sixth save.
Sioux Falls 7, St. Paul 6– Box
Some ninth inning magic propelled the visiting Canaries to a road win over the Saints. With one out, DH Chris Duffy hit an RBI groundout to score RF Steven Tinoco. The next batter, 3B Carlos Mendez, singled to put the Canaries ahead and scoring 2B Shelby Ford.
Ford and Mendez both went 3-for-5, and Duffy collected two RBIs. For St. Paul, LF Evan Bigley, CF Angelo Songco and RF Brandon Tripp each notched two RBIs.
RHP John Brebbia earned the win in relief for Sioux Falls with three strikeouts in one inning. RHP Alan DeRatt picked up his fifth save, working around a walk and striking out a batter over an inning.
Laredo 8, Amarillo 6– Box
A five-run fifth inning pushed the Lemurs over the host Sox. SS Devin Goodwin hit a three-run home run with one out, and 2B Travis Denker followed with a solo blast. CF Nick Van Stratten was 4-for-5 in the leadoff spot, adding an RBI. Denker was 3-for-4, collecting two RBIs.
For Amarillo, LF Derek Perren and CF Jason Martin were 2-for-4. Seven different Laredo pitchers worked in the game, with RHP Michael Shreves earning the win. He struck out two in an inning and 2/3. The save went to RHP Chad Povich, who worked a scoreless ninth inning.
Lincoln at Fargo-Moorhead- Suspended
The game between the Saltdogs and RedHawks was suspended due to rain in the middle of the fourth inning. The two clubs will finish the game Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Newman Outdoor Field. The game will be finished to its full nine inning length, and will be followed by a seven-inning nightcap.