Chicago 4, Kane County 3 – Box Score
The division leading Chicago Dogs (47-35) edged the Kane County Cougars 4-3 on Wednesday thanks to a seventh-inning solo shot from LF Charlie Tilson.
The Dogs took the lead in the top of the second inning when DH Cody Bohanek (3-for-3) singled home CF Michael Crouse and 2B Grant Kay (2-for-4) scored on the same play due to an error. Bohanek scored an unearned run later in the frame. The Cougars (44-39) tied things up in the fourth as 3B Dylan Busby (2-for-4) singled to score LF Cornelius Randolph (3-for-5) and then Busby scored in the next at bat when 1B Josh Rolette doubled.
Rolette scored the tying run on a single from C B.J. Lopez (3-for-3).
In the seventh, Tilson hit his fourth homer of the season to put the Dogs in front for good.
Lincoln 5, Sioux City 4 – Box Score
The Lincoln Saltdogs (38-45) held off a late surge from the Sioux City Explorers (38-43) to secure a 5-4 win at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark on Wednesday evening.
The Explorers struck first in the home half of the first as RF Danry Vasquez hit a solo home run. The Saltdogs took the lead in the third thanks to a solo shot from LF Randy Norris (2-for-4) and a two-run homer from SS Rayder Ascanio (2-for-5). Lincoln stretched the lead out with an RBI single from Norris in the fourth and an RBI single from DH Justin Byrd (3-for-5) in the sixth.
The Canaries rallied in the eighth as 3B Blake Tiberi scored on a bounce out from 1B Gabe Snyder, DH Ademar Rifaela (2-for-4) doubled home 2B Danny Amaral and then scored on a single from LF Sebastian Zawada.
Reliever Matt Cronin earned the save by halting the rally and finishing things off with a perfect ninth.
Kansas City 7, Winnipeg 3 – Box Score
The Kansas City Monarchs built a 5-0 lead and made it stand up as they topped the Winnipeg Goldeyes 7-3 on Wednesday at Shaw Park.
The Monarchs took the lead in the top of the fourth inning when 1B Gio Brusa singled home 2B Kevin Santa and later scored when 3B Darnell Sweeney reached on an error. C Alexis Olmeda singled to score both DH Matt Adams and 1B Casey Gillaspie. Adams added a solo homer in the fifth and he reached on an error in the ninth that allowed CF Mallex Smith (2-for-4) and Sweeney to score.
For the Goldeyes, DH Logan Hill (3-for-4) hit a two-run home run in the fifth and CF Eric Rivera scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.
Fargo-Moorhead 7, Sioux Falls 0 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (55-28) shutout the Sioux Falls Canaries 7-0 on Wednesday evening to maintain their hold of the best record in the American Association.
Starting pitcher Kevin McGovern improved to 9-3 on the season as he tossed eight shutout innings and struck out seven batters while allowing just four hits. He did not issue a walk in the winning performance. Reliever Luke Lind finished off the night by retiring the side in the ninth, allowing just one hit in the process.
Offensively for the RedHawks, 1B Manuel Boscan went 2-for-3 with his 14th home run of the year and RF John Silviano added his 18th dinger of the year. C Christian Correa also homered for the RedHawks.
Lake Country 10, Milwaukee 5 – Box Score
The Lake Country DockHounds (29-54) plated 10 runs over four innings on their way to a 10-5 win against the Milwaukee Milkmen (43-40) on Wednesday night at Franklin Field.
The DockHounds took the lead in the top of the fourth as they plated four runs. 2B Jordan Schaffer singled home CF Casey Dykstra and scored on an error. Later in the inning, LF Jake Snider (3-for-6) scored on a pass ball and SS Gabriel Noriega singled to plate 3B Tristen Carranza (3-for-6) to cap the rally and give Lake Country a 5-2 lead.
In the sixth, C Wilfredo Gimenez tacked on a grand slam to put the DockHounds comfortably out in front.
The Milkmen pulled back a pair of runs in the eighth with a two-run shot from LF Will Kengor (2-for-5).
Cleburne 13, Gary SouthShore 2 – Box Score
The Cleburne Railroaders (36-46) racked up 12 hits on the way to a 13-2 win against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.
LF Chuck Taylor led the way at the plate for the Railroaders as he went 3-for-5 with with 2 RBIs and his sixth home run of the season. Both 3B Wyatt Mathisen and 1B Kacy Clemens went 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs and a home run.
For the RailCats, CF Nate Scantlin went 3-for-4 with a run.
Cleburne starter Kevin Hilton went seven innings in the winning effort and gave up just one earned run on five hits while striking out three batters.