St. Paul 3, El Paso 2 – Box
St. Paul 3B Joey Becker (pictured) had a hand in all three runs for the Saints as they edged past the El Paso Diablos 3-2. Becker opened up the game with a two-run homerun in the bottom of the first inning off of a 2-2 delivery from P David Casillas. The Diablos tallied a run in the third inning and tied up the score in the top of the eight but Becker responded in the bottom of the frame. He opened up the inning by reaching on an error and scored on sacrifice fly from LF Willie Cabrera. Reliever Matt Meyer picked up the win in relief of P Mark Hamburger who had a strong start going 7.1 innings and allowing just two runs on seven hits.
Sioux Falls 7, Sioux City 2 – Box
The Sioux Falls Canaries got a stellar effort from their starting pitcher Ben Moore as he went the distance and the Canaries topped the Sioux Fall Explorers 7-3. Moore allowed just two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out five without walking a batter. The top of the Sioux Falls batting order provided plenty of run support as CF Nick Van Stratten and SS Cory Morales combined for four RBI. Morales was 3-for-5 on the day and Van Stratten had just one hit but it was a triple. 1B Jared Clark also had a nice night at the plate going 2-for-4 and scoring a run. For the Explorers 1B Wally Backman registered the only RBI and CF Eliezer Mesa had a team-high two hits.
Kansas City 13, Gary SouthShore 10 – Box
The Kansas City T-Bones turned on the jets in the last innings to overcome a fifth inning five spot from the Gary SouthShore RailCats to claim a 13-10 victory. The T-Bones tied up the game with a three-run seventh inning and took the lead for good with another three-run inning in the eighth. Five different T-Bones hit homeruns in the contest including 1B Matt Padgett who had a team high three RBI and three runs while going 2-for-3. Nine T-Bones had at least one hit as the team racked up 11. LF Brandon Jones also had a multi-hit game going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run. For the RailCats, LF Adam Klein tallied a team high three RBI.