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Sioux City 11, Winnipeg 4 – Box Score

Winnipeg, MB (July 9th, 2022) – The Sioux City Explorers drew a season high twelve walks and clubbed three homers on their way to a convincing 11-4 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. 

Sioux City led wire to wire in the contest in part to a two-run first inning homer by Tyler Rando. The blast over the left field wall was the first of his professional career. 

The X’s added a run in the second on a ground out by Patrick Ledet to go up 3-0. Ledet, who was the starting pitcher the previous day, got the start in left field due to a limited roster available in Canada. 

The Goldeyes pulled close in the third, smacking three doubles in the inning. Hidekel Gonzalez led off the frame with a double and scored on Reggie Pruitt’s double, Pruitt scored on the next pitch on a Ian Sagdal two-bagger to pull the X’s lead down to one, 3-2. 

Sioux City countered in the next half inning with a two out walk and a Shane Podsednik two run home run to expand the lead back to three, 5-2. 

The two runs is all Winnipeg would muster against Sioux City starter Tom Windle (3-2) who picked up the victory. He went six and two-thirds allowing two runs on six hits, walked only one and tied a season high with eight strikeouts. 

In the sixth, Sioux City padded their lead by walking to load the bases with two outs. Ledet then walked to bring home a run and make it 6-2 Explorers. Ledet finished the night with two RBI and two hits. 

RJ Martinez (4-4) was given the loss as he allowed six runs on three hits through five and two-thirds innings, he walked six and struck out four. 

A wild pitch and a two-out, two-run single in the eighth blew the game open for Sioux City. Michael Lang, who came out of retirement for the weekend series in Winnipeg added to his Sioux City career franchise record hit total with the single in the eighth putting the X’s up 9-2. 

Winnipeg scored two runs in the bottom half of the eighth on a pass ball and a RBI single from Max Murphy. Murphy then pitched the ninth for Winnipeg and served up a home run to Podsednik who had his first career multi-homer game to cap off the scoring for Sioux City at 

Kansas City 11, Lincoln 4Box Score

The ‘Dogs took a 2-1 lead on an RBI single from J.R. DiSarcina and an RBI fielder’s choice from Randy Norris in the 2nd inning.

Goodheart’s homer gave Lincoln a 3-1 lead in the 3rd, but Matt Adams hit a grand slam and Casey Gillaspie had an RBI single in Kansas City’s five-run 4th – and the Monarchs (34-17) led the rest of the way.

Caulfield’s two-run double got Lincoln (25-25) within one run in the 5th inning, but Kansas City scored once in the 6th, two in the 7th and two in the 9th and the ‘Dogs lost for the first time when leading by multiple runs this season.

Elijah Johnson allowed two runs in 3 and 1/3 innings, but Josh Norwood took his first loss of the year after allowing four runs in 1/3 of an inning. Jonathan Cheshire allowed one unearned run in 2 and 1/3 innings, while Jesse Stallings allowed two unearned runs across one inning.

Carter Hope went 1-2-3 in the 8th inning, and Eddy Martinez allowed two runs in one inning.

Welington Dotel had a hit to extend his hitting streak to eight, and Matt Goodheart extended his hitting streak to five.

Kansas City’s Chad De La Guerra walked five times – an American Association record.

 

Fargo-Moorhead 8, Sioux Falls 2 – Box Score

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (35-16) scored five in the 7th and one in the 8th to beat the Sioux Falls Canaries (21-30) 8-2 at Sioux Falls Stadium on Saturday night.

Tied at two entered in the 7th, 3B Leo Pina broke the deadlock with a two-run single before RF John Silviano hit a three-run homer to make it 7-2. The RedHawks added to the lead when CF Evan Alexander hit an RBI double in the 8th, and Fargo-Moorhead held on to snap Sioux Falls’ six-game winning streak. 

Both Pina and Silviano had three RBIs, and the RedHawks snapped their own three-game skid to keep a one-game lead in the American Association West Division. Sioux Falls’ RHP Stevie Ledesma allowed the three go-ahead runs and took his third loss of the year, while LHP Tyler Grauer tossed seven innings, scattering six hits, two runs and three strikeouts with no walks.

 

Chicago 11, Gary Southshore 3 – Box Score

The Chicago Dogs (34-17) overpowered the Gary Southshore Railcats (21-31) behind five extra-base hits. Second baseman Grant Kay practiced his All-Star stroke with a 3-for-3 game, including two doubles, that gave him three RBI.

Dogs catcher Ryan Lidge and first baseman K.C. Hobson continued to work as a team to hit two doubles and have five combined RBI. Center fielder Michael Crouse launched his sixth home run of the season, as well, 

 

The Dogs jumped on Gary Southshore starter Adam Heidenfelder right away and put up four runs in the first two innings.

 

Milwaukee 9, Kane County 5 – Box Score

The Milwaukee Milkmen (24-26) put together a six-run rally to top the Kane County Cougars (27-25), 9-5. 

 

Milwaukee first baseman Keon Barnum capped off the game-turning inning with a grand slam to get into a groove before the Home Run Derby on Monday. Center fielder Aaron Hill put together a strong performance to compliment Barnum, going 2-for-4 with two doubles.

 

The Milkmen broke away late with a run in the seventh and eighth inning. The Cougars at one point let 4-0 and saw seven unanswered runs scored.

 

Cleburne 13, Lake Country 3 – Box Score

 

Seventeen hits and a six run ninth inning helped the Cleburne Railroaders (18-33) cruise to a 13-3 victory over the Lake Country DockHounds (19-33). 

 

This game is a deceptive blowout. The score was 5-3 after six innings and 7-3 after eight. What pushed Cleburne over double-digit runs was two closing frame home runs, one by second baseman Edwin Arroyo and another by right fielder Hill Alexander. Cleburne’s All-Star center fielder Zach Nehrir also tacked on a long ball.

 

Lake Country recorded zero extra-base hits and did not see a pitcher put together a scoreless outing.

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