Fargo-Moorhead 5 Milwaukee 4 F/14
Correlle Prime hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the fourteenth as the RedHawks (38-29) edged the Milkmen (43-22) 5-4 in extras on Friday night. The homer capped a Fargo-Moorhead rally from a 4-1 deficit thanks to single runs in the fourth (RBI groundout by John Silviano), fifth (Ed Reichenbach RBI groundout), and eighth (Manny Boscan solo homer). Christian Correa had a two-run single in the first and Trey Martin drove home a run in the third for Milwaukee. The RedHawks bullpen combined for eleven shutout innings in the win.
Sioux Falls 9 Kane County 6 F/13
Despite giving up not one, but two leads with three outs to get, a series of thirteenth-inning walks was enough for the Canaries (25-40) in an 9-6 win over the Cougars (30-36) on Friday night. Angelo Altavilla’s run-scoring double in the sixth gave Sioux Falls a 3-1 lead, but Kane County tied the game in the ninth on Jeffrey Baez’s solo homer. The teams traded three-run 11th innings to set up the decisive rally in the top of the thirteenth.
Kansas City 5 Chicago 2
Jameson McGrane threw four no-hit innings of relief while punching out eight, Darnell Sweeney and Morgan McCollough each homered, and the Monarchs (43-22) beat the Dogs (40-27) 5-2 on Friday night. After K.C. Hobson gave Chicago the lead with a two-run first inning homer, Sweeney immediately tied the game with a two-run shot in the home half of the first, and Casey Gillaspie doubled home the lead run later in the inning. McCollough’s solo shot in the sixth provided insurance for Kansas City.
Cleburne 16 Houston 3
Ramon Hernandez had a homer as part of a three hit, two run, four RBI night, and Jheyson Manzueta tossed seven shutout innings on just four hits as the Railroaders (37-27) trounced the Apollos (8-57) 16-3 on Friday night. It was 2-0 after the top of the fourth, but then Cleburne went off for ten runs on seven hits in the fourth to blow the game wide open. The Railroaders collected sixteen hits, including seven for extra bases, off Houston pitching.
Sioux City 12 Gary SouthShore 3
Jose Sermo had four hits, two runs, and three RBI as the Explorers (38-28) rolled to a 12-3 win over the RailCats (26-40) on Friday evening. After Sermo and Gary’s Jesus Marriaga exchanged run-scoring hits, Sioux City scored five runs on six hits in the third inning and added on with six runs on six more hits in the sixth inning to erase all doubt. Jackson Smith had a two-run double in the seventh for the RailCats in defeat.
Winnipeg 7 Lincoln 3
Max Murphy had a two-run first inning homer, Kevin Lachance added a two-run double in the second, and the Goldeyes (32-33) earned a 7-3 win over the Saltdogs (33-32) on Friday night at Haymarket Park in a four hour, 29 minute game. Joey Gonzalez made the early offense stand up with five shutout innings for Winnipeg, allowing just two hits to earn the win. David Vidal had a two-run double in the eighth for Lincoln in the defeat.