Saltdogs Get Swept Down in Cleburne

Cleburne Railroaders

Winnipeg 4, Gary 0 – Boxscore


The Winnipeg Goldeyes (30-26) shut out the Gary Southshore RailCats (23-34) 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Shaw Park.


The Goldeyes broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Eric Rivera to get Reggie Pruitt Jr. home. 


The Goldeyes scored in the bottom of the eighth when David Washinton hit a single to advance Raul Navarro and Hidekel Gonzalez. Then, Logan Hill hit a double to advance Max Murphy, making the final score 4-0


Jhon Vargas made his first career start for the Goldeyes in an opener role and pitched two innings.


Winning pitcher RJ Martinez threw for 4 innings allowing four hits two walks and struck out three.


Chicago 9, Fargo 5 – Boxscore


The Chicago Dogs (38-18) defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 9-5 (37-19) on Sunday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field.


Chicago scored twice in the first inning, the first off of a home run from K.C. Dobson and the second a run from Michael Crouse.


Crouse scored again and Grant Kay found home plate in the third to increase Chicago’s lead. The RedHawks rallied back scoring four runs of their own to take the lead 5-4 in the bottom of the third from a two run home run from Rymer Liriano.


Chicago pulled away scoring three runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to seal the win. Crouse, Kay and Ryan Lidge all made appearances at home plate.


Winning pitcher Joe Cavallaro threw for 2.2 innings, allowing one hit.


Milkmen 3, Cougars 3 – Boxscore


The Kane County Cougars  (29-28) led 3-2 entering the top of the ninth before the Milwaukee Milkmen (27-28) bats exploded for a five-run frame. Against Cougars reliever Ryan Richardson (3-1), Milwaukee started the ninth with four straight hits. Logan Trowbridge’s RBI double drove in two runs to put Milwaukee ahead 4-3 and Christ Conley followed that up with another double to make it 5-3. The Milkmen added two more runs on a double from Wil Kengor and a single from Mason Davis to make it 7-3.


Prior to Milwaukee’s comeback, Kane County starter Ryan Tapani delivered a great outing. The right-hander allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out eight hitters and walking just two.


The Cougars jumped out to an early lead against Milwaukee starter Ryan Zimmerman. In the bottom of the first, Ernie De La Trinidad led off the game with a walk before a Jimmy Kerrigan single pushed him to third. The next batter, Cornelius Randolph, grounded into a fielder’s choice allowing De La Trinidad to score to make it 1-0.


Kane County added two more runs to the lead in the second and fourth innings. In the second, Sherman Johnson led off the frame with a solo homer down the left field line to increase the edge to two runs. Then in the fourth, De La Trinidad drove in Alexis Pantoja with a sacrifice fly to put the Cougars ahead by three.


In the top of the seventh, Milwaukee’s bats got started against Tapani. Aaron Hill and Christ Conley both belted solo homers to cut the Cougars’ lead to just one run. After Tapani departed, Ryan Richardson recorded the final out of the seventh frame and a 1-2-3 eighth inning. Milwaukee reliever Kyle Huckaby (1-1) earned the win by pitching a scoreless eighth inning prior to the Milkmen’s big ninth inning.


Railroaders 25, Saltdogs 3 – Boxscore


Ryan Long had a double and a triple, but the Lincoln Saltdogs (26-29) lost all four games in the series to open the second half of the regular season. The ‘Dogs (26-29) gave up a franchise-record 25 runs, and the Cleburne Railroaders (23-33) fell one run short of tying the league record for runs scored in a single game.


Cleburne (23-33) led 8-0 after three innings, scoring four times in the 1st, once in the 2nd and three times in the 3rd.


Long’s triple led off the 4th inning, and he eventually scored on an RBI groundout from Welington Dotel. The ‘Dogs scored two more on RBI singles from Josh Altmann and Dotel in the 4th.


Cleburne scored two in the 5th, four in the 6th and 11 in the 8th and handed the ‘Dogs their most lopsided loss in team history.

Elijah Johnson allowed five runs over 1 and 2/3 innings. Josh Norwood allowed five over 3 and 1/3 innings. Jesse Stallings allowed four runs in the 6th, while Carson Lance pitched a scoreless 7th. Position players J.R. DiSarcina and Alex Steinbach combined to allow 11 in the 8th.


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