American Association Daily Recap: September 5, 2019
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 5, 2019. Thursday there were two games in the American Association playoffs. The Sioux City Explorers won to even their series and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks took a 2-0 lead in the North Division series.
Daily Recaps: September 5, 2019
Karch Dominates in Explorers 11-0 Victory
The Sioux City Explorers evened their series with the Kansas City T-Bones, winning easily, 11-0. Eric Karch was brilliant, tossing eight shutout innings to earn the victory. Kyle Wren drove in five with a double and a triple. The victory tied the South Division series at one, as the series shifts to Kansas City for Game 3 on Saturday night.
RedHawks Hang on To Down Saints, 4-3
Correlle Prime and Chris Jacobs homered on consecutive pitches in the bottom of the first-inning to help lead the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to a 4-3 victory over the St. Paul Saints. The RedHawks grabbed a 4-1 lead before St. Paul would battle back to make this a one run game. However, closer Geoff Broussard closed the door in the ninth for the second consecutive night to preserve the victory.
American Association Notes
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Manager Jim Bennett was named the Manager of the Year on Thursday. He guided the team to a 63-37 record in his first season.
By Robert Pannier