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Milwaukee 9, Winnipeg 8 – Box Score

The Milwaukee Milkmen (52-37) walked off on the Winnipeg Goldeyes (47-40) 9-8 on Wednesday night at Franklin Field.

The Goldeyes took an 8-7 lead in the top of the ninth inning as 3B Raul Navarro (2-for-4) doubled home 1B Kyle Martin. In the home half of the frame, 1B Brett Vertigan (3-for-4) hit a lead-off infield single but was retired as 3B Logan Trowbridge hit into a fielder’s choice. In the next at-bat, LF Adam Brett Walker II (2-for-5) hit his league-leading 29th home run to end the game.

C Christian Correa added a 4-for-4 performance with three RBIs.

For the Goldeyes, CF Tyler Hill went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and LF Logan Hill went 2-for-5.

 

Houston 9, Sioux City 7 (10 Innings) – Box Score

The Houston Apollos slid past the Sioux City Explorers 9-7 in 10 innings on Wednesday evening.

The Apollos were trailing 7-4 heading into the top of the seventh but tied the score as DH William Salas drew a bases-loaded walk and SS Yeiler Peguero (2-for-5) doubled home both LF Blake Berry and C Hudson Bilodeau. The score remained level until the top of the 10th where RF Gabe Wurtz singled home CF Aaron Takacs and Peguero.

Reliever Pierce Smith came on to pitch in the bottom of the 10th and retired the side in order to record the save.

For the Explorers, CF Chase Harris went 2-for-4 and both 3B Jose Sermo and 1B Seamus Curran added two RBIs.

 

Chicago 7, Lincoln 1 (Game 1/7 Innings) – Box Score

The Chicago Dogs clinched their eighth series win in a row by rolling to a 7-1 win against the Lincoln Saltdogs in the first game of their Wednesday doubleheader.

The Dogs took control of the game in the bottom of the third inning as 1B K.C. Hobson (2-for-3) hit a two-run home run and RF Anfernee Grier (2-for-4) hit a solo shot in the next at-bat. 3B T.J. Bennett was hit by a pitch and 2B Grant Kay doubled to center to bring him home to give the Dogs a 5-1 lead. In the fifth, 2B Harrison Smith scored on a bases-loaded walk and SS Johnny Adams scored when CF Michael Crouse reached on a fielder’s choice.

The Saltdogs’ only run came in the top of the third when CF Edgar Corcino scored as LF Justin Byrd hit into a double play.

Starting pitcher Jordan Kipper tossed five innings and allowed one run on seven hits while striking out six batters in the winning effort.

 

Chicago 4, Lincoln 3 (Game 2/7 Innings) – Box Score

The Chicago Dogs (57-32) swept their doubleheader with the Lincoln Saltdogs by taking game two 4-3.

The Dogs scored all of their runs in the bottom of the second inning thanks to RBI singles from 3B T.J. Bennett and CF Michael Crouse and a two-RBI single from LF Anfernee Grier. The Saltdogs responded with three runs in the four as SS Josh Altmann hit a two-run home run and 2B David Vidal hit a solo homer but those were the last runs scored in the contest.

Starting pitcher Michael Bowden picked up the win as he worked five innings and allowed three runs on six hits while striking out three. Reliever Jeff Kinley earned the save by working a perfect ninth with a strikeout.

 

Kane County 11, Kansas City 8 (Game 1/9 Innings) – Box Score

The Kane County Cougars were leading 2-0 after two innings when the game was suspended due to rain on Tuesday night and came back on Wednesday to finish off the Kansas City Monarchs 11-8.

All nine Cougars recorded at least one hit in the game and four of them had multi-hit games. 3B Brandon Chinea went 3-for-4 with a run and RF Nick Anderson, C B.J. Lopez and CF Anfernee Seymour each added a pair of hits. Seymour and Anderson pitched in a pair of RBIs. SS Tyler Friis had a team-high three RBIs.

For the Monarchs, RF Gabriel Guerrero went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and DH Ibandel Isabel went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs.

 

Kane County 6, Kansas City 0 (Game 2/7 Innings) – Box Score

The Kane County Cougars (41-47) completed the sweep of their doubleheader with the Kansas City Monarchs by shutting them out in game two, 6-0.

The Cougars took the lead in the bottom of the third when 3B Brandon Chinea (3-for-3) hit a solo home run. Chinea went 6-for-7 on the day. Three consecutive RBI singles from LF Anthony Ray, C Jack Surin and Chinea in the fourth pushed the lead to 4-0 and the Cougars plated two more in the fifth thanks to a wild pitch.

Starting pitcher Eddie Medina earned the win as he threw six innings and allowed two hits and struck out two batters.

 

Fargo-Moorhead 7, Gary SouthShore 1 – Box Score

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks ran their winning streak to seven as they topped the Gary SouthShore RailCats 7-1.

The RedHawks put things away with four runs in the eighth inning thanks to two-RBI singles from SS Sam Dexter and 2B Manuel Boscan (4-for-5). Four RedHawks – LF Jordan George, 3B Leobaldo Pina, RF John Silviano and CF Alex Boxwell – each had a pair of hits on the night. For the RailCats, SS Thomas Walraven went 2-for-4 and RF Raymond Jones scored the team’s lone run as LF Alec Olund drew a bases-loaded walk.

On the bump, Reliever Logan Nissen earned the win for working the fourth and fifth innings without allowing a hit and striking out three batters.

 

Cleburne 13, Sioux Falls 6 – Box Score

The Cleburne Railroaders racked up 15 hits on the way to a 13-6 win against the Sioux Falls Canaries at the Depot at Cleburne Station.

3B D.J. Peterson went 4-for-5 with a double, three home runs and five RBIs to lead the way for the Railroaders. 2B Alay Lago, CF Zach Nehrir, RF Hunter Clanin and C Skyler Ewing each added a pair of hits. For the Canaries, SS Angelo Altavilla went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and 1B Trey Michalczewski went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

Starting pitcher Garrett Alexander earned the win as he allowed four runs on five hits and struck out nine.

 

 

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