Kansas City 6, Amarillo 5 (Final – 10 Innings)
After Amarillo tied things up with two runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Kansas City T-Bones out-dueled the Sox in the 10th to win 6-5. SS Devin Goodwin starting the scoring in the 10th with a double to right field that pushed LF Joey Gathright across the plate. It was Goodwin’s only hit of the game.
The T-Bones scored two more runs in the inning, one on an error and another on a pass ball. RF Chris Valencia and 1B Jorge Delgado brought in two runs in the bottom of the inning but couldn’t complete the comeback. Delgado had three hits and Amarillo’s K.C. Serna had four hits. Starter Lucas Irvine went nine innings on the bump in the win and reliever Sean Toler closed the door for the save.
Wichita 4, Lincoln 1
The Wichita Wingnuts jumped out to an early lead and held off the Lincoln Saltdogs 4-1. 2B Jake Kahaulelio got things going with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. Kahaulelio was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the game. Kahaulelio scored on a single by 1B C.J. Ziegler later in the first inning. Ziegler went 2-for-4.
RF Madison Beaird also added two hits in his second game with the Wingnuts. The Saltdogs only run came from a homerun by SS Yasel Gomez. Starter Christopher Smith picked up the win for throwing 6.2 innings and racking up 12 strikeouts. He gave up just one run on three hits.
Fargo-Moorhead 13, Sioux City 10
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks outlasted the Sioux City Explorers 13-10 in a shootout in Sioux City. The two teams combined for 33 hits in the contest and nine different batters had multi-hit games. The RedHawks were led by 1B Keith Brachold’s four RBI on a 3-for-5 night and RF Tim Alberts, who was 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs.
For the Explorers, DH Austin Galllagher had an impressive night as he went 5-for-5 with a pair of RBI. Both teams rallied for five runs in the third inning but the RedHawks pulled away with runs in each of the final five innings.
El Paso 7, Laredo 5
The El Paso Diablos edged out the Laredo Lemurs behind three RBI from 1B Jonathan Cisneros. Cisneros was 2-for-3 on the night. RF Brian Joynt also went 2-for-3 and added two RBI and two runs for the Diablos. El Paso scored three runs in the first and seventh innings while the Lemurs mounted one large, five-run rally also in the seventh.
For the Lemurs, 1B John Alonso had an efficient night at the plate going 2-for-2 with two RBI and three walks. Reliever Carlos Monasterios picked up the win for recording three outs in the seventh and eighth innings without allowing a run.