American Association Daily Recap: September 7, 2019
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 7, 2019. There were two playoff games on Saturday, including the St. Paul Saints rallying from four down to stay alive in their series and the Sioux City Explorers getting three RBI from both Jose Sermo an Nate Samson in their 8-2 victory.
Daily Recaps: September 7, 2019
Saints Stay Alive with Improbable Comeback, 6-4
The St. Paul Saints were down four and just nine outs away from being eliminated, but four runs in the seventh and two in the eighth helped them stay alive in their 6-4 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Tyler Pike had a perfect game going through six, but back-to-back singles by Dan Motl and Michael Lang started the seventh before Brady Shoemaker launched a three run homer. Josh Allen would later tie the score with his second homer of the series. John Silviano put the Saints on top with a sacrifice fly and Jeremy Martinez added an insurance run. The RedHawks still lead the series, 2-1.
Sermo, Samson Lead Explorers, 8-2
Nate Samson and Jose Sermo each drove in three runs as the Sioux City Explorers defeated the Kansas City T-Bones, 8-2. After Kansas City took the lead in the bottom of the second, 2-1, the Explorers responded with two in the top of the third as Samson and Sermo each drove in a run. Sermo would later knock in a run in the fifth. He drove in the first run of the game with an RBI double in the second. Samson capped off his big night with a two run homer in the top of the ninth.
The Explorers bullpen was brilliant, tossing 4.2 innings of shutout relief. Tyler Fallwell earned the victory with 2.1 innings of one hit relief. Sioux City leads the series, 2-1.
American Association Notes
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks shortstop Yhoxian Medina was named the Defensive Player of the Year…Sioux Falls Canaries OF/C Michael Hart was named the league’s Rookie of the Year.
Traded RHP Myles Smith to Long Island (Atlantic League) for a player to be named later
By Robert Pannier