JUNE 25 RECAPS
St. Paul 12, Winnipeg 11 (10 innings)- Box
The Saints rallied from multiple deficits before walking off on Winnipeg by a 12-11 final at CHS Field. Down by a run going in to the bottom of the 10th, 1B Angelo Songco hit a one-out single, and went to second on a walk. LF Willie Argo added another single, and an error allowed Songco to score and tie the game. Following a walk and a fielder’s choice, Aaron Gretz came up and reached on a dropped third strike. On the play, Argo came home to score the winning run. Earlier in the game, Songco had hit his eighth home run of the season, a solo shot in the third, and RF Breland Almadova connected on a two-run homer later in the inning, his third homer of the season.
Both Almadova and Songco finished with three hits for the Saints. LHP Caleb Thielbar recorded the last out for the win in relief.
DH Ridge Hoopi-Haslam was 2-for-5 with four RBI, two of which came on a two-run home run in the third, for Winnipeg.
Texas 4, Joplin 3 (Game One of Doubleheader- 13 innings)- Box
Pinch hitter Will DuPont scampered home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 13th, and the AirHogs squeaked by the Blasters 4-3 in game one of a scheduled doubleheader. DuPont drew a two-out walk, and went to third when 2B Brian Bistagne singled. That set up the wild pitch that would ultimately end the game. The run was Texas’ first since the second inning, when RF Cody Lenahan collected a two-RBI double. SS Juan Sanchez had previously singled home CF Michael Hur in the first to open the scoring for the AirHogs. Sanchez, Bistagne, and C Michael Miller had two hits each for Texas.
RHP Richard Suniga worked 3.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. For Joplin, 3B Geraldo Valentin was 4-for-4 with a double in the loss.
Texas 9, Joplin 2 (Game Two of Doubleheader- 7 innings)- Box
The AirHogs completed a sweep of the twinbill against Joplin with a 9-2 win in the nightcap. Trailing 1-0 going to the bottom of the fourth, RF Cody Lenahan hit a two-RBI double for the AirHogs, followed by an error that scored two more runs. 2B Brian Bistagne hit a two-run home run as part of a three-run fifth for the AirHogs to blow the game open. LF Burt Reynolds added some insurance with a two-RBI single in the sixth to seal the win. Bistagne led the team with a 3-for-3 night that included a pair of RBI.
RHP Tyler Harris struck out six in six innings to earn the win for the AirHogs.
Joplin RF Edwin Gomez had a pair of hits in the loss.
Gary SouthShore 6, Lincoln 5 (11 innings)- Box
The RailCats found themselves trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the 11th inning against the visiting Saltdogs, but were able to rally for a 6-5 win. With the bases loaded and one out, 2B Elbert Devarie drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game. One batter later, SS Jared Mederos hit an RBI single to end the ballgame. The RailCats had previously scored one run each in the first, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. DH Jeremy Hamilton was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI for Gary SouthShore.
RHP Taylor Black tossed an inning to earn the win for the RailCats in relief. For Lincoln, DH Rene Leveret hit his sixth home run of the season.
Laredo 6, Sioux Falls 0- Box
RHP Ryan Beckman twirled a gem for the Lemurs on Saturday night, striking out 10 Canaries while allowing just four hits in a complete game shutout, as Laredo blanked Sioux Falls 6-0. Offensively, 3B Cesar Valera hit a two-run home run to open the scoring in the third, and three more runs came home in the fifth. C Zane Chavez added a solo home run in the ninth to cap off the scoring. His three hits led the way for the Lemurs in the win, while four other players had two hits.
2B Darwin Perez had a triple for Sioux Falls in the loss.
Fargo-Moorhead 10, Kansas City 9- Box
The RedHawks scored 10 runs in the first four innings and withstood a late surge from the T-Bones in a 10-9 win. 3B Josh Mazzola blasted a three-run home run in the top of the first to give Fargo-Moorhead a quick 4-0 lead, and 1B Brian Humphires blew the game open with a three-run homer of his own in the third. After another run that inning, RF Keury De La Cruz hit a solo homer in the fourth, and was followed by Mazzola’s second blast of the game, this one a solo shot.
Both Mazzola and De La Cruz finished 3-for-5 in the contest. RHP Cody Scarpetta tossed 5.2 innings, striking out five and picking up the win. The save went to RHP Colton Reavis, who wiggled out of trouble in the ninth.
For Kansas City, SS Vladimir Frias was 4-for-5.
Wichita 5, Sioux City 4- Box
The Wingnuts held off an Explorers rally to take a 5-4 win at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. 1B Dustin Geiger opened the scoring for Wichita with a two-RBI double in the first inning, erasing an early 1-0 deficit. DH Brent Clevlen added to the lead with a two-run home run in the third, and the Wingnuts scored their final run one batter later as LF TJ Mittelstaedt went back-to-back with a solo shot of his own.
Clevlen, RF Richard Prigatano and SS Leo Vargas had two hits each for Wichita. RHP Jon Link struck out four and allowed just two runs over six innings, picking up the win. RHP Chad Nading tossed a scoreless ninth for the save.
For Sioux City, SS Nate Samson was 4-for-4 with a double.
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