Chicago 8, Gary Southshore 3 – Box Score
The Chicago Dogs (33-17) took down the Gary SouthShore Railcats (21-30) behind back-to-back home runs from Chicago catcher Ryan Lidge and first baseman K.C. Hobson. Hobson is participating in the Home Run Derby on Monday at his home park, Impact Field. Center fielder Michael Crouse had himself a night as well, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and a RBI.
The Dogs jumped on Gary SouthShore right-handed starting pitcher Nick Garcia in the third and fifth innings for three run rallies that knocked him out of the game. Chicago’s southpaw starter Shane Barringer put together a solid outing of five innings pitched, allowed three earned runs and struck out five.
This win marks the Dogs’ fifth consecutive against the Railcats.
Winnipeg 9, Sioux City 0 – Box Score
Dominant pitching matched with four home runs translated to a Winnipeg Goldeyes (27-23) shutout of the Sioux City Explorers (20-29), 9-0. Winnipeg right fielder Max Murphy finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
Goldeyes designated hitter Hidekel Gonzalez put together a strong game with a double and home run that led to two runs. Gonzalez came into the game hitting .124 in 33 games, but came through to provide a spark in the bottom of the order. Catcher Deon Stafford Jr. and first baseman David Washington also delivered a long ball.
On the mound, Winnipeg right-handed starter Freises Adames dealt six innings, allowed zero runs and struck out four. Sioux City lefty Patrick Ledet made it through five innings and allowed five runs.
Sioux Falls 10, Fargo-Moorhead 8 – Box Score
A major upset happened within the Association, with the fifth place Sioux Falls Canaries (21-29) taking down the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks (34-16), 10-8. Canaries left fielder Aaron Takacs went 3-for-3 with a double and home run that scored three total RBI. Second Baseman Zane Gurwitz knocked a long ball of his own and finished 3-for-4 with four RBI.
The Canaries jumped on Redhawks’ starter Colin Clark immediately. In his league debut, the 23-year-old only registered one out and surrendered six runs. Right-hander Taylor Bloye pitched a bulk of the game, but still couldn’t catch much slack and allowed four runs across his five innings.
It was not a pretty performance by Sioux Falls pitching, but they were able to get timely outs. Right-handed reliever Riley Ferrell picked up the ninth inning save and recorded three strikeouts. This win brings the Canaries’ winning streak to a league-high six games and out of last place in the division.
Kansas City 4, Lincoln 2 – Box Score
Matt Goodheart singled to put the tying run at the plate with Lincoln down 4-1 in the 9 th inning, and Hunter Clanin singled in. Welington Dotel to make it 4-2. Patrick Caulfield then hit into a 3-6 double play and Eddy Martinez struck out, and Lincoln (25-24) dropped a fourth straight game to Kansas City (33-17).
Caulfield gave the ‘Dogs a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly in the 2 nd inning, but the Monarchs tied it with JC Escarra’s RBI single in the 4th. Kansas City then hit three solo homers – Jan Hernandez in the 5 th, and Casey Gillaspie in the 6th and 8th – and held on to win for the sixth time in seven games in June.
Garett Delano allowed two runs on five hits over five innings, walking three and striking out seven. Matt Cronin allowed his first earned run as a Saltdog in the 6 th , while Carson Lance allowed one run over two innings. Tucker Smith – pitching for the first time since May 30th – tossed a scoreless 9 th inning. Dotel doubled to extend his hitting streak to seven, while Goodheart now has hits in four straight.
Cleburne 5, Lake Country 2 – Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders (17-33) beat the Lake Country DockHounds (19-32) 5-2 at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park.
Cleburne took an early lead when 1B Kacy Clemens hit a two-run double in the first inning. Lake Country cut into the lead when 3B T.J. Bennett hit a two-out RBI single in the 3rd inning, but Cleburne re-established control in the 4th when DH Jacob Bockelie hit an RBI double and SS Nick Shumpert hit an RBI single. LF Hunter Wolfe then added an RBI double to make it 5-1. C Wilfredo Gimenez hit a solo homer in the 8th, but the Railroaders held on to take the series opener and win their second consecutive game.
RHP Michael Wong picked up the win, allowing just two runs on six hits over eight stellar innings.
Milwaukee 3, Kane County 1 (8 innings) – Box Score
The Milwaukee Milkmen (23-26) rallied late to beat the Kane County Cougars (27-24) at Franklin Field on Friday night.
Kane County opened the scoring in the 3rd inning when SS Galli Cribbs Jr. drove in 3B Alexis Pantoja with a groundout after a leadoff triple. Milwaukee was held scoreless for the first six innings before a three-run 7th inning. RF Aaron Hill hit an RBI triple that scored C Dylan Kelly before LF Will Kengor was thrown out at home as the go-ahead run. With two outs, Logan Trowbridge drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single, and Trowbridge later scored on an RBI single from CF Bryan Torres.
The game was called in the bottom of the 8th inning.