Sioux City 3, Lincoln 0 — Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers blanked the Lincoln Saltdogs 3-0 on Friday night behind a solid outing from their pitching staff.
Starting pitcher John Straka picked up the win for the Explorers as he worked the first six scoreless innings and gave up just four hits while striking out six. Reliever Alex Burnett kept the shutout going for another five outs and reliever Cody Bodishbaugh worked the ninth inning without allowing a hit to earn his 14th save of the season.
The Explorers took the lead in the second inning with two runs and added another in the fourth. Both DH Brock Kjeldgaard and RF Peter Barrows homered in the game for Sioux City. Lincoln’s starting pitcher Nick Green went the distance in the losing effort.
Sioux Falls 5, Winnipeg 1 — Box Score
The Sioux Falls Canaries jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they took care of the Winnipeg Goldeyes 5-1.
The Canaries took the lead in the bottom of the first inning on back-to-back-back RBI singles from CF Chris Valencia, 3B Stephen Branca and 2B Sam Lind. The Goldeyes got on the board in the top of the sixth with an RBI single from 1B Casey Haerther but that was the only run they would score in the contest. The Canaries added to the lead in the seventh as DH Brandon Jones doubled home a pair of runs.
For the night, Valencia and Branca both had two hits to lead the Canaries. and 2B Brock Bond and SS Tyler Kuhn each had two hits to lead the Goldeyes.
Gary SouthShore 8, Kansas City 1 — Box Score
The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored seven unanswered runs to take care of the Kansas City T-Bones 8-1.
The RailCats scored in the top of the first inning but the T-Bones responded with a run in the fourth to tie the score. Gary SouthShore took the lead for good in the fifth and added three runs in both the sixth and seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Four different RailCats had two-hit games including 3B Jose Garcia who went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. C Ryan Babineau added a game-high three RBI.
For the T-Bones, 2B Danny Richar and LF Bryan Sabatella went 2-for-4 and Sabatella had the team’s lone RBI. On the bump, it was starting pitcher Stephen Bougher that earned the win for tossing six innings and allowed one run on six hits.
Wichita 11, Grand Prairie 4 — Box Score
Wichita jumped out to an 11-0 lead through seven innings and held off a late surge to down the Grand Prairie AirHogs 11-4.
Eight different Wingnuts combined for 15 hits in the game including SS Ryan Khoury, who went 3-for-4 with two RBI. DH Brent Dean also had three hits and scored a pair of runs. Both LF Jake Luce and 2B Taylor Oldham had three RBI on two hits in the game. For the AirHogs, 2B Alex Nunez and 1B Jason Botts each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and RF Matthew Burns added a two RBI.
Starting pitcher Anthony Capra was credited with the win as he worked seven scoreless innings giving up just four hits and striking out seven batters.
New Jersey 7, St. Paul 5 — Box Score
The New Jersey Jackals broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the eighth inning and held on to beat the St. Paul Saints 7-5 in an interleague contest on Friday night.
2B Richard Arias broke the tie with a single that scored 1B John Talley and two batters later CF Alonzo Harris singled to score RF Felix Sanchez and put the Jackals ahead by two runs. Arias, Sanchez and Harris each had two hits in the game. Jackals 3B Jeremy Barnes finished the night with a team-high three hits. For the Saints, 1B Angelo Songco and LF Willie Cabrera each went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Songco added a pair of RBI.
Reliever Ryan Fennell picked up the victory as he worked parts of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings without allowing a run. Reliever Salvador Sanchez worked the ninth and earned the save.
Trois-Rivieres 7, Fargo-Moorhead 2 — Box Score
The Trois-Rivieres Aigles put together a late-inning rally to snag the lead on their way to a 7-2 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
The game was tied at 2-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning before the Aigles blew the game open. The Aigles scored a pair of runs on consecutive wild pitches to take the lead and then added two more runs to that lead on a double from DH Michael Hernandez. Hernandez and CF Steve Brown both went 2-for-4 on the night. For the RedHawks, LF Anthony Kaskadden went 2-for-3 and RF Brandon Tripp and C Travis Higgs both had one RBI.
On the mound it was Aigles starter Mike Bradstreet that earned the win as he went seven innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits while issuing just one walk and striking out three batters.
Laredo at Amarillo – Postponed/Rain
The game between the Laredo Lemurs and the Amarillo Sox was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up Saturday as a part of a doubleheader scheduled to start at 6:05 p.m. Central Time.
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