Fargo-Moorhead 12, New Jersey 0
The American Association got the best of the CanAm in the latest interleague matchup, with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks shutting out the New Jersey Jackals 12-0.
Starter Alex Caldera worked around four walks and four hits over six innings to prevent the Jackals from scoring. Mackenzie King and Pete Levitt combined for three innings of scoreless relief pitching to keep the shutout intact.
LF Mitch Einertson led the team at the plate going 3-5 with three RBIs. 3B Ronnie Bourquin also had a good night, going 2-3 with three runs and two RBIs.
Lincoln 4, Winnipeg 1
The Saltdogs rode a great start from Eddie McKiernan to a 4-1 over the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
McKiernan threw seven innings and allowed just one run and three hits to pick up his sixth win of the year. He let up just three hits and struck out two while walking three. RJ Rodriguez picked up the save after throwing one scoreless inning and striking out a batter.
CF and leadoff hitter Dan Carroll had a nice night at the plate going 1-2 and walking three times while driving in a run.
Gary SouthShore 10, St. Paul 3
The heart of the RailCats lineup drove Gary SouthShore to 10-3 victory over the St. Paul Saints.
The 3-7 hitters all had two RBIs and at least two hits to give the team a commanding win. The team totaled an impressive 16 hits on the night. C Craig Maddox led the way, going 3-5 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.
Not to be outdone, starting pitcher Alain Quijano threw a complete game and allowed just three runs (two earned). He ended the game with four strikeouts and no walks.
Amarillo 5, Grand Prairie 2
The AirHogs were held to just three hits and two runs in their 5-2 loss to the Amarillo Sox.
Starting pitcher Jason Mitchell picked up his third win after throwing eight innings. He struck out eight batters and walked none while giving up the two Sox runs.
Erik Draxton was also great in his one inning of relief. He gave up nothing and struck out two batters to grab his fifth save of the season.
RF Chris Valencia was the driving force on offense. He doubled and tripled in his 3-4 night while driving in two runs.
Kansas City 6, Laredo 5
Laredo’s two-ninth inning was just shy of tying the game, and the Kansas City T-Bones were able to grab a close 6-5 game.
The T-Bones grabbed an early lead but a two-run eighth inning would be what sealed the deal for them. 2B Jairo Perez singled to start the inning and 1B Matt Padgett followed it up with a double. Both would come around to score.
Starting pitcher Devin Anderson would grab the win for the T-Bones after a solid outing. He threw 5.1 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) while striking out five batters and walking one. He also allowed just three hits.
Sioux City 7, Wichita 6
The Explorers were able to score a run in the bottom of the eleventh inning to end a tight game with the Wichita Wingnuts and win 7-6.
LF Yusuke Inoguchi went 1-4 and drove in 4 runs for the Explorers.
The bullpen for Sioux City did extremely well, combining for 8.1 innings while allowing just three hits and no runs.
El Paso 8, Sioux Falls 3
The El Paso Diablos took a 5-2 lead after two innings and never looked back. They ended up allowing just one additional run and scored three more to bring the final score to 8-3 in their win over the Sioux Falls Canaries.
Starting pitcher Luis Chirinos was solid through 5.2 innings and allowed just three runs while striking out four and walking one.
LF Oscar Mesa paved the way at the plate, going 2-3 with two RBIs and one run. He also took a walk and tripled.