Milwaukee 4, Chicago 3 — Box Score
A two-run double from 1B David Washington in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as the Milwaukee Milkmen (1-1) edged the Chicago Dogs (1-1) 4-3 on Saturday at Franklin Field.
The Milkmen took the lead in the bottom of the second inning when C Christ Conley lifted a sac fly that plated SS Mason Davis. The Dogs took control in the top of the fourth after a solo shot from SS Blake Alleman and back-to-back sacrifice flies from 2B K.C. Hobson and RF Victor Roache.
2B Dylan Tice (2-for-3) pulled the Milkmen back within one in the bottom of the frame with an RBI double that plated Washington (2-for-4) and in the next inning, Washington gave the Milkmen the lead for good. Starting pitcher David Homberg picked up the win for working six innings and allowing three runs on three hits while striking out five. Reliever Myles Smith earned the save.
St. Paul 14, Sioux Falls 3 — Box Score
The St. Paul Saints (1-1) bounced back from an Opening Day loss to score 14 runs on 15 hits en route to a 14-3 win against the Sioux Falls Canaries (1-1).
Nine different Saints recorded at least one hit in the game and five of them had multi-hit outings. C Chris Chinea led the way as he had three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Chinea as well as 2B John Silviano and LF Sebastian Zawada (2-for-3) each homered in the contest. DH Troy Alexander, 2B Josh Allen and 2B Mikey Reynolds each added a pair of hits.
For the Canaries, 2B Alay Lago went 2-for-4 and C Clint Coulter was responsible for all the Sioux Falls runs on the day as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the sixth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth.
Winnipeg 15, Fargo-Moorhead 1 — Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (2-0) moved to the top of the very early season standings with an offensive outpouring in a 15-1 win against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (0-2).
The Goldeyes scored three runs in the first and followed that with two more runs in the second third and fourth innings to take a quick and commanding 9-0 lead. Nine different Goldeyes had at least one base hit in the game and they were paced by RF Logan Hill, who went 4-for-6 with two runs scored.
CF Darnell Sweeney had a team-high three RBIs as he went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. 1B Kyle Martin added a strong performance as well as he went 3-for-5 with two RBI and recorded his third home run of the young season. Starting pitcher Frank Duncan earned the win after throwing six scoreless innings and giving up three hits while striking out four batters.
The RedHawks only run came in the bottom of the eighth, when RF Dario Pizzano hit into a fielder’s choice that allowed SS Cito Culver to score.