St. Paul 2, Wichita 0- Box Score
Six St. Paul Saints’ pitchers combined for a 2-0 shutout of the Wichita Wingnuts on Tuesday.
Jake Esch was masterful in the start for the Saints, giving up five hits and walking two while striking out 10 in seven innings. Esch was followed by Ken Frosch, Jake Matthys, and Ryan Boelter who each pitched one out of the scoreless eighth before handing the ball over to Tom Wilhelmsen who pitched a scoreless ninth.
St. Paul scored one in the top of the first on an RBI groundout by Noah Perio Jr. that scored Josh Allen. Kes Carter added the second run with a solo home run in the top of the ninth.
Chicago 1, Sioux Falls 0- Box Score
The Chicago Dogs defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries 1-0 in eleven inning walk-off fashion on Tuesday.
Michael Baca led off the bottom of the eleventh with a double and moved to third via a sacrifice bunt by Wilfredo Rodriguez in the next at bat. Then, with the count at 1-2 Shawn Dunston Jr. delivered a single to score Baca from third and give Chicago the win.
Between the two team a combined eight pitchers made scoreless appearances.
Chicago: Scott Barnes (6 innings), Brandon Shimo (1), Taylor Grover (2), Kaohi Downing (1) and Tyson Perez (1).
Sioux Falls: Miles Nordgren (6 innings), Cesilio Pimentel (1.1), Kyle Schepel (1.2).
Perez was awarded the win for pitching a scoreless 10th.
RedHawks 9, Saltdogs 4- Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks hit four home runs in a 9-4 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs on Tuesday, in a game in which all but one run scored via the long-ball.
Brandon Metzger went yard on the game’s second pitch to set the tone and give Fargo-Moorhead a 1-0 lead. That lead expanded in the second inning when Leobaldo Pina hit an RBI double two batters before Metzger homered again to drive in three and bring the lead to 5-0.
RedHawks’ starter DJ Brown held the Saltdogs scoreless until the top of the sixth when Christian Ibarra drove in two on a home run of his own. Charlie Valiero brought the lead to 8-2 in the top of the eighth with a three-run home run. Curt Smith drove in two for Lincoln in the following frame with another home run and Yhoxian Medina hit the games final home run for Fargo-Moorhead, a solo shot in the top of the ninth.
Brown was awarded the win, allowing three earned on seven hit while striking out nine in 7.1 innings of work.
Texas 3, Kansas City T-Bones 2- Box Score
The Texas AirHogs scored what proved to be the game winning run on an error to defeat the Kansas City T-Bone 3-2 on Tuesday.
A pair of doubles put the AirHogs up 1-0 in the bottom of the first with Dylan Thomas driving in Stewart Ijames on the second of the pair. Texas would score another run in the bottom of the fourth before Kansas City finally answered in the following frame when Tucker Pennell scored on a bases loaded walk. In the bottom of the inning, Texas would score what proved to be the go-ahead run. Chu Fujia started the inning by advancing to second on a throwing error by the third baseman and scored on an RBI single by Ijames in the next at bat. The T-Bones pushed in the seventh, scoring one on an RBI double by Todd Cunningham, but ultimately it wasn’t enough.
Meng Weiqiang was awarded the win after allowing just one run on five hits and four walks while striking out five in five innings. Pedro Hernandez was awarded the save for pitching a scoreless ninth.
Winnipeg 4, Gary SouthShore 3- Box Score
Reggie Abercrombie led the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 4-3 win over the Gary SouthShore Railcats on Tuesday.
Abercrombie collected four of the team’s seven hits in the contes, going 4-4 with two double, one RBI, and two runs scored.
Victor Cruzado played a hand in the victory as well, going 2-3 at the dish with a walk, a double, and two RBI, including one score Abercrombie in the top of the second with a double for the game’s first run. Cruzado would drive in Abercrombie again in the fourth with a bases loaded walk. The Goldeyes would push the lead to 4-0 by scoring two in the following inning.
Gary Southshore respond with two of their own in the bottom of the sixth and one in the eighth, but it was too little too late. Andy Dejesus paced the Railcats offense, going 2-4 with two RBI.
Edwin Carl was sharp in the Winnipeg win, giving up just two earned on four hits and two walks while striking out three in 6.2 innings of work. Victor Capellan pitched a perfect ninth to earn the save.
Sioux City 5, Cleburne 2- Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers topped the Cleburne Railroader 5-2 on Tuesday.
The first runs of the game came in the top of the second when Sioux City scored two despite not collecting a hit. The inning began with a walk on Nate Samson and a hit by pitch on Jose Sermo. Later in the inning, Samson scored on a wild pitch and Sermo scored on an error. The Explorers pushed the lead to 4-0 in the next inning when Sermo drove in two on a double. Cleburne scored their first run in the fourth on an RBI single by Alex Polston. Sioux City would score one in the seventh and Cleburne would score one in the ninth to bring the game to its final score.
Justin Vernia gave up just one run over 5.1 innings of work for the Railroaders, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out five. Tyler Fallwell recorded the game’s final two outs to earn the save.