Kansas City 9, Wichita 8 — Box Score
The Kansas City T-Bones picked up a wild 9-8 walk-off win against the Wichita Wingnuts on Monday night at Community America Ballpark.
After seven and a half innings the T-Bones trailed 8-3 but they cut that lead down to 8-6 in the bottom of the eighth when CF Omar Garcia (pictured) plated two runs with a single and 3B Marcus Lemon followed him with an RBI single of his own. In the bottom of the ninth, RF Chantz Mack doubled home LF Joe Jackson to pull within one run and then the Wingnuts intentionally walked C Leonardo Rojas to load the bases. After a run-saving 5-2 fielder’s choice, Garcia and Lemon drew back-to-back walks to score the game-winning runs.
For the night, Mack had a team-high three hits while Garcia, Lemon, Rojas and SS Eddie Newton each added two. For the Wingnuts, both 1B Matt Chavez and LF Brennan Salgado went 3-for-5.
Fargo-Moorhead 7, Gary SouthShore 0 — Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks pulled away late to snatch a 7-0 shutout win against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.
The game was a pitcher’s duel for the first five innings as the two teams were still locked in a scoreless tie. But the RedHawks opened up the scoring in the top of sixth with a four-run burst. 1B Mitch Delfino doubled home the first run and then, DH Ryan Pineda scored when CF Kes Carter bounced out. Delfino and C Jesus Posso both scored on a single from LF Derrick Fox. Delfino also had an RBI single in the seventh.
The RedHawks added two more runs in the eighth to provide more than enough run support for the pitching staff. Starting pitcher Cesilio Pimentel picked up the win for throwing six innings and allowing three hits while striking out four batters. For the RailCats, RF Anthony Cheky, Jr. went 2-for-4 and four other batters added one hit each.
St. Paul at Texas – Postponed-Field Conditions
The game between the St. Paul Saints and the Texas AirHogs was postponed due to field conditions because of recent rain. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader tomorrow (Tuesday) beginning at 6:05 p.m.
Salina at Cleburne – Postponed-Rain
The game between the Salina Stockade and the Cleburne Railroaers was postponed due to rain. The contest will be made up tomorrow (Tuesday) as a part of a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 5:05 p.m.
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