Monarchs end Memorial Day Weekend with a Sweep in Sioux Falls

Kansas City Monarchs

Kansas City 14, Sioux Falls 8    Box Score

The Kansas City Monarchs (10-6) scored early and often en route to a sweep of the Sioux Falls Canaries (5-11) at Legends Field on Sunday afternoon. 

Sioux Falls scored twice in the top of the 1st inning before the Monarchs erupted for four runs in the bottom-half to take the lead. RF Jan Hernandez (3-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI) hit a three-run homer, and the Monarchs cruised to another comfortable win one night after winning by 21 runs. LF Gabby Guerrero went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBIs, while ex-MLBer DH Matt Adams went 2-for-5 with a homer and 4 RBIs. The Monarchs combined for eight extra-base hits, and all nine Kansas City starters recorded a hit. For the Canaries, CF Kona Quiggle went 2-for-5 with his third home run of the year, and five different players recorded multiple hits in the game.


Fargo-Moorhead 7, Sioux City 6    Box Score

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (12-3) scored three times in the eighth to finish off a sweep of the Sioux City Explorers (3-11) and win their league-best ninth consecutive game at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park on Sunday evening.

Tied at four entering the 8th inning, 3B Leo Pina broke the tie with a sacrifice fly that scored CF Darian Sanford. After an intentional walk to RF John Silviano, SS Sam Dexter delivered the game-deciding two-out, two-run double that made it 7-4. Sioux City got two runs back in the bottom-half of the inning, when 1B Gabe Snyder hit a solo homer and SS L.T. Tolbert hit an RBI single. The RedHawks called on P Alex DuBord with four outs remaining, and the right-hander finished off his league-leading seventh save of the year.


Lincoln 6, Winnipeg 4    Box Score

Garett Delano stays hot to start 2022 as he picks up three RBIs en route to a series sweep for Lincoln over Winnipeg.

Game three of the series went the opposite way of the first two games with Lincoln opening the scoring as Hunter Clanin singeled into center, but advanced to third on an error in center field that allowed one run to come into score.  Later, Delano singled to drive in Clanin to make it 2-0.  The very next inning, Omar Arsten doubled to drive in two more runs for Lincoln, and Delano would strike again with a 2-run triple to put the ‘Dogs up 6-0.  Winnipeg would find their way on offense via the long ball once again as Andrew Martinex hit a two run shot to make it a three run game in the 7th, and then a solo shot from Logan Hill in the top of the 9th, but that would be as close as Winnipeg would get as they fell 6-4.  Lincoln gets their first series sweep of 2022, and their 11th win of the series, continuing their best start since 2006.


Gary SouthShore 10, Milwaukee 9    Box Score

The Gary SouthShore RailCats (6-10) avoided a series sweep with a huge 3-run comeback against the Milwaukee Milkmen (8-7).

The Milkmen stormed into the lead early in the game, scoring 1 run in the 1st, 2 runs in the 2nd, and 3 runs in the 4th.The RailCats also made their presence heard with two early homers from RF Zach Racusin (3-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBIs). The Milkmen took a 7-4 lead into the 8th inning before the RailCats clawed back with 4 runs to take an 8-7 lead thanks to an RBI double from 3B Thomas Walraven (3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBIs), an RBI triple from SS Daniel Lingua (3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBIs), and a RBI sacrifice fly from CF Javeyan Williams (0-for-4, 1 RBI). The Milkmen were held scoreless in the bottom half of the frame. In the ninth, the RailCats tacked on two more runs. The Milkmen followed suit, but RP Carlos Vega (1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 SO) halted any chance of another walk-off victory and got the save for Gary SouthShore.

For Milwaukee, SS Chad Sedio went 4-for-5 with 3 R and 4 RBI and 3B Logan Trowbridge went 2-for-4 with 2 R. Also, DH Chase Conley went 2-for-4 with 2 R and 1 RBI.

The Railcats head back to the Steel Yard for a Memorial Day double-header against the Lake Country DockHounds on Monday, May 30 with game 1 starting at 4:00 p.m. The Milkmen will hit the road to take on the Sioux City Explorers on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:05 p.m. at Mercy Field.


Chicago 9, Cleburne 6    Box Score

The Chicago Dogs (9-6) close out the weekend series with a win over the Cleburne Railroaders (3-12)

The Dogs went to work early, scoring 4 runs in the top of the 2nd inning. 3B Harrison Smith’s (2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBIs)  RBI single scored 2 runs in the frame and LF Charlie Tilson (2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI) and CF Michael Crouse (3-for-5, 1 R, 4 RBI) both batted in a run with an RBI single of their own. The Railroaders proceeded to score six unanswered runs, taking a 6-4 lead into the top of the 7th. Chicago tacked on 4 more runs to regain control of the scoreboard, and scored once more in the top of the ninth.

For Cleburne, DH Hector Sanchez had a great outing at the plate, going 2-for-4 with 2 R and 2 RBIs for the Railroaders. CF Zach Nehrir also batted well, going 2-for-4 with 2 R and 1 RBI to add to the stat sheet.

Chicago will be back in action Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. against the Sioux Falls Canaries while the Cleburne Railroaders will travel to Shaw Park on Tuesday May 31 to face the Winnipeg Goldeyes at 6:30p.m.


Kane County 15, Lake Country 7    Box Score

The Kane County Cougars (10-5) made quick work in the final game of the series against the Lake Country DockHounds (8-7).

The Cougars held Lake Country scoreless in the top of the 1st before erupting for 7 runs in the home half of the inning. C B.J. Lopez (1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBIs) hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the first, and SS Alexis Pantoja (3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI) was active on the bags during the inning as well. Kane County scored 8 more runs throughout the rest of the game. 3B Dylan Busby went 3-for-4 on the night with 1 R and 2 RBIs and CF Jimmy Kerrigan went 3-for-4 and accounted for 4 runs and 2 RBIs. SP Ryan Tapani went 5.0 innings with 4 hits and 2 runs (both earned) while retiring 7 DockHounds at the plate. The Cougars will host the red-hot RedHawks of Fargo-Moorhead Tuesday, May 31 at Northwest Medicine Field at 6:30 p.m.

For Lake Country, 3B T.J. Bennett went 3-for-5 with 3 R and 2 RBIs and CF Connor Bagnieski batted 3-for-4 with 2 R. The DockHounds continue their road trip tomorrow, May 30 with a double header against the Gary SouthShore RailCats starting at 4:00 p.m at the Steel Yard.


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