RedHawks edge out Cougars in high-scoring thriller

Fargo Moorhead Redhawks

Fargo-Moorhead 11, Kane County 10    Box Score 

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (28-11) edge out the Kane County Cougars (20-18) in a high scoring thriller on Saturday night at Newman Outdoor Field.

The RedHawks soared into the lead, scoring 4 runs in the 1st inning after a 2-run home run from CF Jimmy Kerrigan (3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs). Kane County responded with 1 run in the 3rd inning and 4 runs in the 4th. The RedHawks answered with a run in the bottom of the 4th and 2 runs in the 5th to tie the game 7-7 entering the 6th. In the top of the 6th, Jimmy Kerrigan would strike again, blasting a 3-run homer – his second of the night – to put the Cougars up 10-7 after 5.5 innings. In the bottom half of the frame, 3B Leobaldo Pina (2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI) batted in 1B Manuel Boscan (1-for-4, 1 run) on a RBI double and LF Rymer Liriano (2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs) would hit a base, clearing double, scoring three runs to put Fargo-Moorhead in the lead 11-10. Other notable performances from the Cougars include LF Cornelius Randolph (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) and RF Nick Anderson (3-for-5, 1 run).

Both the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and the Kane County Cougars look to win the series Sunday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Newman Outdoor Field.


Chicago 11, Lake Country 3 – Box Score

The Chicago Dogs (24-14) took another win against the Lake Country DockHounds (14-26) on June 25th at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park. 

The Dogs brought the nonstop heat right off the bat. After the top of the 7th inning, the score stood at 10-0 in the Dogs favor. Six runs were scored in the top of the 7th for the Dogs after  C Trent Bauer (1-for-4), SS Connor Kopach (1-for-5), CF Charlie Tilson (4-for-6), LF Michael Crouse (1-for-2, 2 RBIs), DH Ryan Lidge (2-for-5, 3 RBIs), and 3B Stevie Wilkerson (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) all scored. In the bottom of the 7th, LF Jake Snider (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit a home run to bring himself and C Wilfredo Gimenez (1-for-3) home and scored 2 runs for the DockHounds. 

The Dogs and the DockHounds will wrap up their series on Sunday, June 26th at 1:35 p.m. at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park. 


Kansas City 8, Sioux Falls 3 – Box Score

The Kansas City Monarchs (26-12) defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries (12-27) after a loss from the previous night at Sioux Falls Stadium. 

The Monarchs scored all 8 of their runs in the first 3 innings of the game with 4 coming from the 1st inning and 4 coming from the 3rd. 3B Darnell Sweeney (3-for-5, 4 RBIs) started off the game with a home run off of the very first pitch. RF Jan Hernandez (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit another home run in the first inning to bring home himself and 2B Kevin Santa (2-for-4). 1B Casey Gillaspie (1-for-5, 1 RBI) hit the third home run of the inning to score the fourth run of the game. The Canaries got on the board in the 4th inning when 3B Gavin LaValley (1-for-3, 1 RBI) hit a solo home run. In the 6th inning, DH Jabari Henry (1-for-4, 1 RBI) hit a double to bring home RF Wyatt Ulrich (1-for-4). Henry then went on to score after C John Nester (1-for-4) hit a single into center field.

The Monarchs and the Canaries will conclude their series on Sunday, June 26th at 1:05 p.m. at Sioux Falls Stadium.


Cleburne 6, Sioux City 4 – Box Score

The Cleburne Railroaders (11-27) celebrated a victory against the Sioux City Explorers (15-22) on Saturday night at The Depot at Cleburne Station. 

The Railroaders scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, 2 of which came from 2B Edwin Arroyo (1-for-3, 1 RBI) and CF Zach Nehrir (2-for-4, 1 RBI) advancing home after an error by the right fielder. RF Hill Alexander (1-for-4, 1 RBI) scored an unearned run to wrap up the inning. Zach Nehrir wasn’t done yet, as he hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of the 5th pitch. The Explorers had a successful 5th inning after scoring 3 runs at the top of the inning. SS Nate Samson (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit a double that advanced 3B Blake Tiberi (1-for4) to 3rd base and allowed RF Trey Martin (2-for-4) and 1B Gabe Snyder (1-for-3) to score. C Shane Podsednik (0-for-3) putout for out number 1 after hitting a fly to the right fielder, but enabled Blake Tiberi to make it home for the 3rd run of the inning. 

The Railroader and the Explorers will end their series on Sunday, June 26th at 6:05 p.m. at The Depot at Cleburne Station.


Winnipeg 3, Lincoln 0 (game 1/7 innings)    Box Score

The Winnipeg Goldeyes (20-17) shut out the Lincoln Saltdogs (20-16) in game 1 of a Saturday night double header at Haymarket Park.

The Goldeyes scored their 1st run early with an RBI single from 3B Ian Sagdal (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) in the 1st inning. Winnipeg took a 1-0 lead into the top of the 7th inning where LF Tristan Pompay (1-for-3, 1 run) would score from a Saltdogs wild pitch and Sagdal would bat in SS Raul Navarro (2-for-3, 2 runs) off of a single base hit. RP Tasker Strobel (1 IP, 2 SO) would retire the Saltdogs in the bottom of the 7th to get the save for the Goldeyes. For Lincoln, SS Josh Altman would go 2-for-3, being the only Saltdog with multiple hits in this game. 


Winnipeg 8, Lincoln 1 (Game 2/7 innings)    Box Score 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes (21-17) dominate the Lincoln Saltdogs (21-17) to take the series Saturday night at Haymarket Park.

The Goldeyes scored 2 runs in the 2nd to take a 2-0 lead before Saltdogs LF Eddy Martinez (1-for-3, 1 RBI) would bat in CF Hunter Clanin (1-for-3, 1 run) to trail Winnipeg after 2 innings of play. The Goldeyes added 3 more runs in the 3rd and 1 run in the 4th to lead by 5 runs after 4 innings of play. Winnipeg took a 6-1 lead into the top of the 6th where RF Max Murphy (1-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI) would crush a solo home run and 3B Ian Sagdal (0-for-3, 1 run) would score off of an RBI putout from CF Eric Rivera (1-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs) to increase the Goldeyes lead to 7 runs. Winnipeg SP Alex Manasa (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 SO) would pitch the entire game, closing out the Saltdogs in the bottom of the 7th inning.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes go for the sweep against the Lincoln Saltdogs Sunday, June 26th at Haymarket Park at 1:05 p.m.


Gary SouthShore 6, Milwaukee 2    Box Score

The Gary SouthShore RailCats (19-21) win their second straight against the Milwaukee Milkmen (20-18) Saturday night at Franklin Field.

The RailCats scored the first 5 runs of the game: 1 in the 1st inning from C Michael Cruz’s (4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) RBI single and 4 runs in the 3rd thanks to Cruz, SS Daniel Lingua (2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI), RF Alec Olund (1-for-5, 2 RBIs). The Milkmen responded with an RBI single from 2B Bryan Torres (2-for-4, 1 RBI) in the 4th inning and a home run from 1B Keon Barnum (3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) in the 5th to make it a 5-2 game entering the 9th inning. Gary SouthShore’s Michael Cruz was not done yet, hitting a home run in the top of the 9th to extend the ‘Cats’ lead to 4 runs. The Milkmen were held scoreless in the bottom half of the frame to end the contest. Other notable performances from Milwaukee include 3B Logan Trowbridge (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 SB) and RP Bret Helton (3.0 IP, 1 run earned, 6 SO).

The Gary SouthShore RailCats will look to sweep the Milwaukee Milkmen Sunday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Field.


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