Fargo-Moorhead 7, Winnipeg 3 Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (30-12) reach league best 30 wins against the Winnipeg Goldeyes (23-18) Wednesday night at Shaw Park.
Fargo-Moorhead got to work early, scoring 2 runs in the top of the 1st thanks to 3B Leobaldo Pina’s (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) 2-run home run. The RedHawks added to their lead in the top of the 3rd, scoring 4 runs off of 2 singles from RF John Silviano (1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI) and SS Sam Dexter (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) and a double from DH Ben Livorsi (2-for-3, 1 RBI). The RedHawks led 6-1 in the 6th inning before Goldeyes RF Max Murphy (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) blasted a 2-run home run to trail Fargo-Moorhead 6-3 after 6 innings of play. The RedHawks held off the Goldeyes from scoring for the rest of the game and added another insurance run in the top of the 9th inning from an RBI putout from Dexter.
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Winnipeg Goldeyes both look to win the series Thursday, June 30th at Shaw Park at 6:30 p.m.
Cleburne 12, Kansas City 9 Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders (13-29) take the lead in the series, shocking the Kansas City Monarchs (27-15) Wednesday night at Legends Field.
The Railroaders got to work early, scoring 1 run in the top of the 1st inning thanks to a solo home run from CF Zach Nehrir (2-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI). The Monarchs responded with a 2 RBI double from DH Matt Adams (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI’s). However, the Railroaders were just getting started, scoring 4 runs in the 2nd inning from a grand slam by SS Nick Shumpert (2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) to put the Railroaders in the lead 5-2. Cleburne went on to score 4 more unanswered runs and 2 more in the 6th before Kansas City responded with a Matt Adams solo home run. The Railroaders took a 12-3 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning before the Monarchs would score 3 runs in the bottom half of the frame. Kansas City would add 1 run in the 8th from an RBI single from SS Pete Kozma (1-for-4, 1 RBI), and make a late push in the 9th inning, but 1B Casey Gillespie’s (1-for-2, 2 RBIs) 2-run homer would not be enough to catch up to the Railroaders.
The Kansas City Monarchs look to even the series Thursday, June 30th against the Cleburne Railroaders at 7:00 p.m. at Legends Field.
Lake Country 9, Milwaukee 0 – Box Score
The Lake Country DockHounds (16-27) won the second game of their series against the Milwaukee Milkmen (20-21) on Wednesday night at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park.
Right off the bat, the DockHounds scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning after 3B T.J. Bennett (2-for-5, 1 RBI) stole home off of an error and LF Jake Snider (1-for-3, 3 RBIs) hit a home run that brought home SS Gabriel Noriega (0-for-5) and 1B Gio Brusa (3-for-4, 2 RBIs). CF Daikan Yoh (1-for-4, 1 RBI) smashed the first pitch that came his way out of the park to earn a solo home run in the bottom of the 6th. The score was 6-0 in the DockHounds’ favor until the bottom of the 8th inning, where they scored 3 more runs. RF Efrain Contreras (2-for-5) scored an unearned run after DH Lamar Briggs (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit a 2 run home run that also allowed C Wilfredo Gimenez (1-for-4) to score. P Miles Smith for the Milkmen had 7 strikeouts for the night.
The DockHounds and the Milkmen will finish off their series on Thursday night at 6:35 p.m. at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park.
Chicago 8, Gary SouthShore 2 Box Score
The Chicago Dogs (27-14) take the series against the Gary SouthShore RailCats (20-23) Wednesday night at the Steel Yard.
The Dogs started the game hot, scoring a run off of 1B K.C. Hobson’s (0-for-5, 1 RBI) ground out. The Dogs entered the top of the 5th leading the RailCats 1-0 before scoring 3 runs, including an RBI double from CF Charlie Tilson 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI). The Dogs matched their 3-run 5th inning in the top of the 6th thanks to an RBI single from 2B Grant Kay (1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) and a 2 RBI single from C Ryan Lidge (3-for-3, 2 RBIs). The RailCats got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 7th with a 2 RBI single from RF Alec Olund (1-for-4, 2 RBIs), but it was not enough to spark a comeback against Chicago. Gary SouthShore 3B Tom Walraven (1-for-4) extended his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games with a hit.
The Chicago Dogs look to sweep the Gary SouthShore RailCats Thursday, June 30th at 6:45 p.m. at the Steel Yard.
Kane County 5, Lincoln 0 – Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs (21-20) fell to the Kane County Cougars (22-20) again in the second game of their series on Wednesday night at Haymarket Park.
The Cougars immediately brought the heat when 3B Dylan Busby (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit a home run with 2 outs in the top of the 1st inning that brought himself and CF Jimmy Kerrigan (2-for-4, 1 RBI) back home. Kerrigan later joined in on the home run fun in the top of the 3rd inning when he hit a solo home run to bring the score to 3-0 in the Cougars’ favor. The home runs didn’t stop there, because in the top of the 9th inning RF Ernie De La Trinidad (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit the 3rd home run of the night that also brought home SS Galli Cribbs Jr. (2-for-5). P Greg Minier had 5 strikeouts for the night and P Matt Cronin had an ERA of 0 for the game for the Saltdogs.
The Cougars and the Saltdogs will conclude their series on Thursday night at Haymarket park at 7:05 p.m.
Sioux City 12, Sioux Falls 4 – Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers (17-23) took a win against the Sioux Falls Canaries (14-28) to tie up the series on Wednesday night at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park.
The Explorers were up 3-0 after the bottom of the 2nd inning after runs were scored by CF Chase Harris (2-for-4), SS Nate Samson (2-for-5, 1 RBI), and C Tyler Rando (3-for-4, 2 RBIs). The Canaries got on the board in the 3rd and 4th innings after LF Angelo Altavilla (1-for-3) scored off of a single that was hit by 3B Gavin LaValley (1-for-5, 1 RBI), and C John Nester (1-for-4, 1 RBI) hit a solo home run. The score was close at 3-2 in the Explorers’ favor after the top of the 4th inning until the team went on to score an additional 9 runs. Samson hit a solo home run off of the first pitch in the bottom of the 4th inning to advance their lead to 4-2. No more runs were scored by either team until the bottom of the 6th inning when Rando, Harris, and 2B Danny Amaral (2-for-3, 1 RBI) all earned runs for the Explorers. The bottom of the 7th inning was huge for the Explorers with 5 runs being scored by Samson, Rando, Harris, Amaral, and RF Trey Martin (3-for-5, 2 RBIs) off of a single hit by Rando, a single hit by Amaral, a single hit by Martin, and a double hit by DH Ademar Rifaela (2-for-4, 3 RBIs). RF Wyatt Ulrich (2-for-3) and Altavilla scored 2 more runs for the Canaries in the top of the 9th after 1B Trey Michalczewski (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit a double, but it wasn’t enough to reach the 12 runs held by the Explorers.
The Explorers will host the Canaries again on Thursday, June 30th at 7:05 p.m. for their series finale.