American Association Daily Recap: June 15, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 15, 2019. The highlights include the Sioux Falls Canaries scoring six runs in the ninth to earn the walk-off win and the Sioux City Explorers defeating the Cleburne Railroaders in 10 innings for the second straight night.
Daily Recaps: June 15, 2019
Coulter Walk-Off Homer Completes Comeback
The Sioux Falls Canaries trailed the Lincoln Saltdogs 5-1 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. However, the Lincoln bullpen could not get a single out in the frame, giving up two walks and a hit by pitch before Adrian Nieto hit a grand slam to tie the score. Two batters later, Clint Coulter completed the comeback with a two run, walk-off homer to give the Canaries the 7-5 victory.
Snelten Grounds RedHawks, 4-2
The Chicago Dogs got 7.1 outstanding innings from D.J. Snelten to help them defeat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 4-2. Snelten allowed one earned run on three hits. Larry Balkwill was a perfect 2-2 and scored 3 runs to lead the Chicago offense.
Explorers Win in 10, 6-3
For the second straight night, the Sioux City Explorers downed the Cleburne Railroaders in 10 innings, this time 6-3. Nate Samson, Jose Sermo, and Dexture McCall all drove in runs in the frame, giving Tyler Fallwell (4-0) the victory. The win was the fourth in a row for the Explorers who are a game behind second place Lincoln and Kansas City now.
Brett Powers Kansas City to Victory
Ryan Brett homered and drove in two runs to help lead the Kansas City T-Bones to a 7-2 victory over the Texas AirHogs. Eric Manoah, Jr was outstanding in his debut with the T-Bones, allowing two runs in 6.2 innings. He struck out 9. The victory was the fourth in the last five for K.C.
RailCats Hang on to 8-7 Victory
It was a wild affair in Gary on Saturday night. The RailCats absolutely dominated the Saints through six, taking a 5-0 lead into the seventh. However, the Saints rallied for six in the top of the frame, only to see the RailCats answer with three in the bottom half of the inning, as they held on for the 8-7 win. Chase Dawson drove in three for Gary.
The Saints finished off the RailCats to complete Friday night’s suspended game, 5-4. Josh Allen homered for the first time this season and Jake Matthys (3-1) earned the victory against his former team, allowing two runs in six innings.
The scheduled double-header between the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Milwaukee Milkmen was postponed due to rain. Makeup dates have not been set.
Placed RHP Trevor Simms on the Disabled List retroactive to June 11 and activated LHP Casey Crosby from the Inactive List
Released INF Jared Reaves
Placed RHP Zac Westcott on the Disabled List retroactive to June 12
St. Paul Saints
Placed RHP Spencer Jones on the Disabled List retroactive to June 12 and activated RHP Jake Matthys from the Disabled List
Sioux City Explorers
Released OF Lucas Bonfield and C Hunter Wood
Removed C Li Xuhong from the active roster and added LHP Mi Jiahong to the active roster
Signed RHP Joel Seddon
By Robert Pannier