Kansas City 2 Fargo-Moorhead 1
Jan Hernandez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Monarchs (2-3) over the RedHawks (3-3) in a very well pitched game 2-1 on Sunday at Legends Field. Thanks in large part to the pitching of Kansas City starter Eric Stout (7 IP, 1 ER) and Fargo-Moorhead’s Tyler Pike (5 IP, 1 ER), the game took a mere one hour and 45 minutes to be played. Carlos Diaz picked up the win in relief. Sam Dexter had three hits for the RedHawks.
Kane County 7 Sioux Falls 2
On the strength of a 5-run ninth inning, the Cougars (4-2) defeated the Canaries (2-4) on Sunday afternoon by a score of 7-2 at Sioux Falls Stadium. Gavin LaValley drove home Jeffrey Baez to break a 2-2 tie, and that was followed by run-scoring hits from Mark Karaviotis, Galli Cribbs, Jr, and Josh Allen, who later scored on an error. Tyler Viza struck out ten over the first six innings for Kane County.
Gary SouthShore 11 Houston 2
The RailCats (3-3) broke open a 2-2 tie with eight runs in the seventh and another one in the eighth to cruise to an 11-2 win over the Apollos (1-5) on Sunday at the U.S. Steel Yard. Nikola Vasic broke the tie in the seventh with a run-scoring single before Jesus Marriaga and Daniel Lingua added insurance later in the inning. Adam Heidenfelder threw four scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts to earn the win.
Chicago 11 Winnipeg 3
The Dogs (4-2) got seven runs between the fifth and sixth innings to overcome the Goldeyes (2-4) on Sunday at The Ballpark at Jackson. Danny Mars laced a tying two-run double in the fifth before K.C. Hobson drove him home with a hit. Grant Kay completed the scoring with a three-run homer in the ninth inning. Connor Grey piched six strong innings for the win. Jay Gonzalez and Kevin LaChance had doubles for Winnipeg.
Sioux City 7 Milwaukee 5
Jose Sermo broke an eighth inning tie with a two-run home run and the Explorers (4-2) edged the Milkmen (4-2) on Sunday at Mercy Field by a 7-5 final. Chase Harris (three-run) and Lane Milligan (two-run) also homered for Sioux City, while Adam Brett Walker II homered in the seventh for Milwaukee. Max Kuhns pitched two innings and struck out four to get the win while Matt Pobereyko earned the save.
Lincoln 11 Cleburne 10
The Saltdogs (3-2) built an early 8-2 lead, then hung on against a furious Railroaders (3-3) rally to win on Sunday night at The Depot at Cleburne Stadium 11-10. Lincoln got started early with a four run first inning which included a two-run homer by Skyler Weber. Cleburne scored twice in the seventh and eighth, but closer James Pugliese got the final four outs for the save. Osvaldo Martinez homered in the first for the Railroaders.