Gary SouthShore 4, Kansas City 3 (12 Innings) – Box Score
An RBI double from 3B Phil Caulfield in the bottom of the 12th inning pushed the Gary SouthShore RailCats past the Kansas City Monarchs 4-3.
The game was tied at 3-3 after nine innings as the Monarchs saw a second-inning RBI single and a sixth inning solo homer from LF Colin Willis and an RBI single from DH Gabriel Guerrero in the seventh; the RailCats matched that with back-to-back home runs from C Jackson Smith and RF Alec Olund to lead off the third and a sac fly from SS Tyler Van Marter in the seventh.
In the 12th, Olund singled with one out, took second when Van Marter was hit by a pitch and scored on Caulfield’s second double of the night.
Willis had a game-high three hits and two RBIs and four other Monarchs added a pair of hits. Meanwhile, Caulfield, Olund, Smith and 2B Daniel Lingua each had two hits for the RailCats.
Milwaukee 5, Fargo-Moorhead 4 (11 Innings) – Box Score
The Milwaukee Milkmen (12-7) slid past the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 5-4 in 11 innings to grab their fifth win in a row.
The RedHawks were trailing 4-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning but SS Sam Dexter (2-for-4) singled to right field to plate a pair of runs and force extra frames. After a scoreless 10th, 1B David Washington hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to push the Milkmen ahead and reliever Zach Hartman closed things out in the bottom of the frame to secure the win.
3B Logan Trowbridge, LF Adam Walker II and C Christian Correa each had a pair of hits for Milwaukee and both Walker and Correa had RBIs. 2B Aaron Hill hit his sixth homer of 2021 in the top of the sixth and Washington’s blast was his ninth of the year, which leads the American Association.
Cleburne 6, Sioux Falls 3 – Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders (9-10) pulled away from the Sioux Falls Canaries with a three-run sixth inning to claim a 6-3 win on Tuesday night on the road.
The Canaries took the early lead as SS Angelo Altavilla scored when DH Jabari Henry hit into a double play and C Charlie Valerio (2-for-4) hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. The Railroaders leveled the score in the top of the third when DH Grant Buck (2-for-2) hit a solo home run and 1B Ramon Hernandez (2-for-3) added an RBI single. In the fifth, Hernandez lifted a sac fly to plate CF Zach Nehrir (3-for-5) in the top of the inning and 3B Trey Michalczewski (2-for-5) homered in the home half to tie the score again.
Cleburne took the lead for good in the next gram as LF Noah Vaughan (2-for-4) bounced a homer off the light pole in right center, SS Osvaldo Martinez (2-for-5) hit an RBI double and then scored when 2B Alay Lago (2-for-5) singled.
Chicago 8, Sioux City 0 – Box Score
The Chicago Dogs (13-8) held the Sioux City Explorers to just two hits as they picked up their second win of the four-game set 8-0.
Starting pitcher Michael Bowden tossed six innings and struck out seven batters while allowing just one hit and one walk in the winning effort. Reliever Justin Goossen-Brown worked the seventh and the eighth and allowed just one hit and struck out one batter and reliever Paul Schwendel pitched the ninth without allowing a hit and adding two more Ks to bring the Dogs’ total to 10 for the night.
Offensively, the Dogs plated four runs in the second including a double from CF Michael Crouse that allowed two runs to score. Crouse scored on a sac fly from DH Brennan Metzger in the fourth and doubled home C Ryan Lidge in the eighth to finish the night 3-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
LF Anfernee Grier, 2B Grant Kay and C Ryan Haug each added a pair of hits.
Lincoln 10, Houston 1 – Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs (9-9) took game one of their series with the Houston Apollos with a 10-1 win on Tuesday night at Haymarket Park.
The Saltdogs took control of the contest in the bottom of the second as they plated five runs on four hits and a pair of walks. CF Patrick Adams pushed the first run across when he bounced out to short and 1B Zak Taylor added an RBI single in the next at-bat. DH Forrestt Allday (2-for-3) added an RBI double and both SS Josh Altmann (2-for-4) and 1B Curt Smith added RBI singles to complete the rally.
In the fourth, Altmann hit a two-run shot and in the next frame, Allday was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Altmann bounced out to allow Adams to score. 2B David Vidal (2-for-4) hit a lead-off homer for the Saltdogs in the sixth.
The Apollos scored their lone run in the top of the ninth when SS Yeiler Peguero singled home RF Daniel Aldrich. Lincoln starter Keenan Bartlett went six scoreless inning and gave up just two hits while striking out five batters as he picked up his first win of 2021.
Kane County at Winnipeg (Postponed/Rain)
The game between the Kane County Cougars and the Winnipeg Goldeyes at The Ballpark at Jackson was postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader tomorrow, Wednesday June 9th, beginning at 5:05 p.m.