Sioux Falls 12, Gary SouthShore 4 (8 Innings) – Box Score
Sioux Falls scored six big runs in the eighth inning to open up a close ballgame and defeat Gary SouthShore by the score of 12-4. The contest was shortened to eight innings due to inclement weather.
The Canaries banged out 16 hits in the game with six batters having multi-hit outings. Sioux Falls DH Trae Santos led the way going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Canaries 2B Alay Lago scored three times in a 3-for-4 night while C Adrian Nieto had a pair of hits in five at-bats and plated a run. Left fielder Kevin Taylor and 1B Jordan Ebert also chipped in with three RBIs apiece for Sioux Falls.
Canaries starter pitcher Taylor Hill tossed seven solid innings and notched his third win of the season. Hill gave up three runs, two earned, on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Right fielder Colin Willis went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in the loss for the RailCats.
Sioux City 8, Fargo-Moorhead 7 – Box Score
After trailing 3-0 through a half an inning of action, Sioux City took over by scoring seven runs over their first three trips to the plate and holding off Fargo-Moorhead by an 8-7 final.
The Explorers had solid offensive production tonight as eight of the nine batters in the lineup collected at least a hit with seven of them scoring runs. Sioux City RF Michael Lang led the way at the plate going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Explorers DH Hunter Wood scored a pair of runs and drove in one in a 1-for-3 night while 3B Jose Sermo and 2B Drew Stankiewicz each collected two hits and a run batted in. In total, the Explorers had 12 hits in the contest.
Sioux City pitcher Tyler Fallwell tossed 1 2/3 innings of relief and picked-up the victory. The 23-year-old allowed two earned runs on four hits and struck out a batter. Fallwell is now 2-0 on the season.
For the RedHawks, 1B Correlle Prime went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs.
Texas 4, Lincoln 0 – Box Score
Starting pitcher Travis Ballew and reliever Sean Stutzman combined on a four-hit shutout as Texas downed Lincoln, 4-0.
Ballew went the first four innings of the contest giving up two hits and three walks along with a strikeout. Stutzman tossed the final five innings and allowed two hits while striking out three batters. The southpaw from Frisco, TX threw 63 pitches (44 for strikes) and in the process earned his second win of the season.
Offensively for the AirHogs, DH Jonathan Moroney led the way going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Texas 3B Luo Jinjun and SS Yang Jin also chipped in a hit in four at-bats and an RBI. The AirHogs scored a pair of runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.
St. Paul 14, Milwaukee 2 – Box Score
St. Paul scored 10 runs in the first four innings of the game, including eight in the fourth, to coast by Milwaukee by a 14-2 final.
The Saints had five batters with multi-hit games including 1B/LF Burt Reynolds who went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. St. Paul DH Brady Shoemaker scored two runs and drove in one in a 2-for-4 night while CF Dan Motl had a pair of hits in three at-bats along with two runs and an RBI. First baseman Devon Rodriguez and 2B/PR Josh Allen also chipped in with home runs as well for the Saints.
St. Paul starter Eddie Medina threw five shutout innings and earned the victory. The righty gave up two hits and four walks to go with three punchouts. With the win, Medina is now a perfect 4-0 on the year.
For the Milkmen, C Christ Conley went 1-for-3 and drove in the team’s only two runs of the game.
Kansas City 6, Chicago 5 – Box Score
Kansas City scored four runs in the sixth inning to overcome a 4-2 deficit and beat Chicago, 6-5.
The Dogs jumped out on top 1-0 in the first inning on an RBI double by LF Trey Vavra. The T-Bones would respond with a run of their own in the second as SS Shawn O’Malley scored on a fielder’s choice by C Roy Morales. Chicago regained the lead in the top of the third at 3-1 as 1B Keon Barnum blasted a two-run home run. Kansas City added a run in the third to cut the deficit to 3-2 before the Dogs struck back with a run in the sixth to go up 4-2. This lead was short-lived, however, as the T-Bones rallied for the four runs in the bottom of the sixth via singles by DH Christian Correa and 3B Ramsey Romano and a triple by 2B Dylan Tice. Chicago would never fully recover as they scored a run in the seventh but that would be it.
O’Malley went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI while Romano scored a run and drove in two in a 2-for-4 night.
Kansas City reliever Marc Magliaro threw 6 1/3 innings and picked-up his second win of the year. Magliaro allowed five earned runs on seven hits with a strikeout.
Cleburne at Winnipeg (Postponed – Rain)
The game between Cleburne and Winnipeg was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, June 9 at 1:05 PM CT. Both games are scheduled for seven innings.