Sioux Falls 4, Wichita 3 — Box Score
The Sioux Falls Canaries walked off on the Wichita Wingnuts 4-3 as 2B Michael Wing tripled home 1B David Bergin and ended the game as he scored on a single from 3B R.J. Perucki.
The Canaries struck first when LF Brian Humphries hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. In the fourth, Humphries scored on a sacrifice fly by C Richard Stock. The Wingnuts took the lead in the fifth as 2B Luis Hernandez had an RBI single and RF David Espinosa followed him with a single that plated a pair of runs. That lead held until the Canaries’ surge in the bottom of the ninth.
Espinosa and C Brent Dean each had two hits to lead the Wingnuts and three Canaries, including Wing and Humphries, each had a pair of hits on the night.
Kansas City 1, Rockland 0 — Box Score
The Kansas City T-Bones edged the Rockland Boulders 1-0 in an interleague contest thanks to a ninth-inning RBI single.
The game was locked in a scoreless tie for eight innings but in the top of the ninth DH Jake Blackwood drew a one-out walk, advanced to third on a single by RF Adam Bailey, his third hit of the game, and then scored on a single from LF Kyle Robinson. The T-Bones sealed the win in the bottom of the frame as reliever Fernando Hernandez set the Boulders down in order after giving up a leadoff single RF to Joe Maloney, who was 2-for-4 in the game.
Starting pitcher Blair Holovach went seven strong for the T-Bones and allowed just five hits while striking out four batters. Rockland’s starter Alex Goulin also worked seven solid innings as he allowed seven hits and struck out five.
Sioux City 11, Winnipeg 3 — Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers capitalized on an early lead and went on to beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 11-3.
All nine starters had a hit in the game for the Explorers and six of them had two-hit games. CF Matty Johnson had a game-high three RBI to go with his two hits. 2B Ryan Court went 2-for-5 and had two RBI and SS Noah Perio also added a pair of RBI. For the Goldeyes, RF Brady Wilson and 1B Casey Haerther each had two hits and Haerther had two RBI.
On the bump, starting pitcher John Straka picked up the win as he went seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out three batters.
Amarillo 6, Grand Prairie 2 (Game 1 – 7 Innings) — Box Score
The Amarillo Thunderheads took the first game of a Monday doubleheader with the Grand Prairie AirHogs 6-2 after falling behind early and storming back.
The AirHogs took an early lead as DH Victor Diaz had an RBI single in the first and then he had a solo home run in the third. But the Thunderheads got on the board as 1B Rene Leveret hit his own solo shot in the top of the fourth and took the lead with a five-run burst in the fifth behind five hits and three AirHogs errors. Leveret had a team-high two hits and two RBI for the night.
Joplin 10, Laredo 4 — Box Score
The Joplin Blasters wasted no time in getting things going as they posted four runs in the first inning and kept building on that lead as they toppled the Laredo Lemurs 10-4.
Three Blasters had three hit games on the night: SS Maikol Gonzalez, OF Oscar Mesa and C Yenier Bello. Bello had a team high two RBI, as well as DH Yasser Gomez, and both Gonzalez and Mesa added an RBI. For the Lemurs, five different batters each had one hit and both CF Denis Phipps and LF Luke Bailey had RBI.
On the mound, starting pitcher Jorge Martinez earned the win for seven innings of work in which he allowed three runs (all earned) on four hits while striking out eight batters.
Amarillo 4, Grand Prairie 0 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) — Box Score
The Amarillo Thunderheads finished off the sweep of their doubleheader with the Grand Prairie AirHogs with a 4-0 shutout win.
Starting pitcher Anthony Figliolia went the distance for the Thunderheads as he picked up the win. In his seven innings on the mound he allowed just four hits and struck out three batters without issuing a walk. Offensively, both RF Logan Vick and SS Tyler Urps went 2-for-3. Vick scored a pair of runs and 1B Stefan Gartrell had a team-high two RBI.
For the AirHogs, C Brandon Cummings went 2-for-2 to lead the team.