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DockHounds 3, Goldeyes 10 – Boxscore


The Winnipeg Goldeyes (40-28) defeat the Lake Country DockHounds (24-44) by 7 on Sunday afternoon at Shaw Park.


The DockHounds scored first in the contest behind a Tristen Carranza single that scored Gio Brusa. 


After the DockHounds plated one, in the next inning, the Goldeyes put up four to get an early lead. Kevin Lachance got on the bases first for Winnipeg and was later scored by a double by Ian Sagdal. The scoring continued behind a Raul Navarro double that brought in Eric Rivera and Ian Sagdal. 


The Goldeyes put up two and then one in the next two frames with a string of hits by Kevin Lachance, Raul Navarro, and Eric Rivera.


Landen Bourassa earned the win for Winnipeg with 7 innings pitched and 5 strikeouts. He led the DockHounds to score only 2 runs which helped them pick up the win.


Dogs 7, Explorers 8 – Boxscore


The Chicago Dogs (43-25) fall to the Sioux City Explorers (30-37) on Sunday night at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark by one run.


Sioux City’s bats were electric in the third inning as they put up six runs. On the first pitch of the inning, Jack Kelly doubled to center to get the inning started. Danny Amaral scored him with a single in the next at-bat. 


Chicago put up three runs in the next few innings to get within four runs of Sioux City. 


In the top of the ninth, Ryan Lidge hit a single to right field that scored Michael Crouse to cut the lead down to three. A pair of singles by Steve Wilkerson and Anefree Grier scored both Ryan Ridge and Steve Wilerson respectively. But, the Dogs couldn’t put up enough runs to tie.


Kevin McCanna got the win for the Explorers as he went six innings, striking out four, and only letting up two runs.


RailCats 3, Railroaders 9 – Boxscore


The RailCats and the Railroaders were scoreless through five innings. That was until both teams decided to start the scoring in the sixth. Cleburne, however, came back and won the game in the finale by a final score of 9-3 from The Depot at Cleburne Station on Sunday night.

Starters Edward Cuello and Kevin Hilton were lights out through the first five innings with both starters limiting both offenses to a goose egg in the run column.


It was in the sixth inning that the RailCats were finally able to break through. They put two across in the frame off a Jesus Marriaga single that scored both Tom Walraven and Michael Woodworth.


Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, Cleburne was able to get their first run across in the bottom of the frame with Zach Nehrir grounded out to second to drive in Edwin Arroyo, who had led off the inning with a double to left field.


It was the bottom of the seventh where Cleburne got out in front. A sacrifice fly from Hector Sanchez scored Kacy Clemens to knot the game up at two. Jacob Bockelie then stepped into the box and launched a ball over the left field wall to make it 4-2 to score both him and Hill Alexander.


Gary SouthShore snuck a run across in the top of the eighth to cut the deficit down to one.


That then brought the Railroaders back on offense in the bottom of the eighth. Clemens scored in an unorthodox manner, as RailCats’ reliever Jack Eisenbarger balked to score the son of Roger. Bockelie, who was at the plate at the time of the balk, hit a ground ball to first basemen, Sherman Graves. Alexander scampered home as the throw to the plate was not in time. The relay back to first got away from Graves, allowing Bockelie to advance to second on the error and put yet another runner in scoring position.


After Arroyo walked to put runners at first and third, Chuck Taylor dug in and hit a three-run bomb over the wall in left field to blow the game wide open.


With the score at 9-3, Landon Holifield came out of the bullpen to shut the door on the RailCats. He was nails out the ‘pen, retiring the side in order to clinch the victory for the Railroaders.


Hilton picked up the win for Cleburne. He was excellent over 7.1 innings of work where he allowed just six hits and three runs (two earned). He struck out five and walked just two. Edward Cuello gets the loss for Gary SouthShore. Cuello went six innings and allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts and three more walks.


The win increases Cleburne’s lead over the RailCats for fourth place to a game and a half.


Milkmen 14, Cougars 4 – Boxscore


The Milwaukee Milkmen earned a series victory over the Kane County Cougars with a 14-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Northwestern Medicine Field.


Before Milwaukee’s (36-32) bats erupted, the Cougars (34-35) took an early lead against Milkmen starter AJ Schugel (2-4). On the first pitch of the bottom of the first inning, Ernie De La Trinidad crushed a home run over the right field fence to make it 1-0.


After the Cougars took the lead, Milwaukee responded in a big way in the top of the third against Vance Worley (5-7). The Milkmen plated six runs on six hits in the frame. Jeremiah Burks, Correlle Prime, and Will Kengor each drove in a run for the first three runs of the inning. Following Kengor’s RBI single, Keon Barnum belted a three-run homer to right-center field to make it 6-1. It was Barnum’s 20th home run of the season.


Milwaukee added three more in the top of the fifth. Following a Barnum walk, Miguel Gomez hit a two-run shot that made it 8-1. A solo home run by Aaron Hill later in the inning pushed the Milkmen’s lead to 9-1.


The Cougars cut into the lead thanks to an RBI double by BJ Lopez in the bottom of the fifth. After Milwaukee added a run in the top of the eighth, Galli Cribbs Jr. hit an RBI double to score De La Trinidad and make it 10-3. However, the Milkmen continued to pour it on with a Dylan Kelly grand slam in the top of the ninth that made it 14-3.


Kane County did add another run in the ninth as Nick Anderson came in to score on a fielder’s choice, but Milwaukee had more than enough insurance to claim a 14-4 victory.


RedHawks 6, Saltdogs 1 – Boxscore


Rookie Zach St. Pierre allowed one run in 4 and 1/3 innings in his professional debut, but the Saltdogs couldn’t make up an early deficit in a 6-1 loss to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Haymarket Park on Sunday afternoon.


St. Pierre’s relief outing was the longest for a ‘Dogs pitcher this year, but Lincoln (32-37) dropped a second consecutive series to start the nine-game homestand.


Fargo-Moorhead (44-24) opened the scoring on Ben Livorsi’s RBI single in the 2nd. Sam Dexter then hit a three-run homer to make it 4-0.


The ‘Dogs got on the board in the 4th when the RedHawks misplayed Rayder Ascanio’s bunt and Welington Dotel scored the only run allowed by Kevin McGovern.


The RedHawks responded in the 5th with Leobaldo Pina’s RBI double, and added a sixth run with Christian Correa’s RBI single in the 9th.


Garett Delano allowed five runs over 4 and 2/3 innings – the first time he’s allowed more than two runs in a start since June 21.


Monarchs 6, Canaries 8 – Boxscore


The Kansas City Monarchs (45-23) could not keep a lead or the Sioux Falls Canaries (25-41) off the bases in a 8-6 loss Sunday afternoon at the Birdcage. The Monarchs bullpen allowed nine walks and encountered three bases-loaded scenarios, and the Canaries capitalized, taking the lead twice and avoiding another sweep this week.


While the Monarchs saw a quick 1,2,3 first half inning, starting pitcher Matt Hall took the mound and loaded the bases. Osvaldo Martinez singled to center field before Zane Gurwtiz and Jabari Henry both walked. Gavin LaValley then brought a runner in with a single and the Canaries took the lead early,1-0. With the bases still loaded, Hall struck out Trey Michalczewski and escaped the first with only one run.


Kansas City didn’t trail for long as Matt Adams and Casey Gillaspie completed two back-to-back solo home runs to quickly take the lead at 2-1.


The seventh inning proved a big one for the Monarchs as they added three more runs. Gillaspie reached second on a pop-up to right field and a putout from J.C. Escarra landed Gillaspie at third base. Alexis Olmeda sent an RBI single to left field, bringing Gillaspie in for a 3-1 score. Willie Abreu walked before the Canaries had a pitching change. Darnell Sweeney singled courtesy of an error by the right fielder Gurwitz and brought in Olmeda, making the score 4-1. 


Charlie Hasty then balked, bringing in Abreu and giving Kansas City a buffer with a 5-1 lead.

Monarchs pitcher Brandon Koch took the mound at the start of the half inning and Sioux Falls fought back. Martinez singled to center field before Gurwitz was hit by a pitch and Henry hit an RBI single out to left field. Michalczewski walked to load the bases, and Kona Quiggle fired one to right center field where Sweeney could hold onto the ball, allowing two batters to score, dwindling Kansas City’s lead to 5-4. A sacrifice fly from Angelo Altavilla gave Michalczewski the run in. Jeremy Rhoades took the mound with men on first and third with two outs. Rhodes walked two batters, Martinez and Gurwitz, and the Canaries took the lead going into the eighth, 6-5.


The Monarchs fire back as David Thompson hits a long ball to tie the game again at 6-6. Kansas City could not manage to take the lead, however, with Gillaspie doubling to right and Escarra reaching first on an error by the left fielder Nick Gotta, but both runners remained stranded.


Frank Rubio came in for the Monarchs and faced a bases-loaded scenario. Michalczewski singled before Quiggle and Altavilla both walk. Shamoy Christopher singled bringing in two runs, and the Canaries took back the lead and the win, 8-6. 


Monarchs starter Matt Hall went 5.0 IP for 6 H, 1 R and 8 strikeouts. Hall was matched against Neil Lang who went 6.2 IP, for 5 H, 5 R and 3 strikeouts.


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