Bad Break Costs Goldeyes in Extra-Inning Loss
JACKSON, TN – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (22-25) lost 3-2 in 12 innings to the Gary SouthShore RailCats at US Steel Yard on Sunday afternoon.
Daniel Lingua scored the go-ahead run on a two-out, dropped third strike in the top of the 12th. RailCats’ reliever Tasker Strobel retired the Goldeyes in order in the bottom half to close out the game. Strobel (1-2) picked up the win, throwing four scoreless innings.
Nate Antone (0-1) took the loss in relief for Winnipeg.
The RailCats (22-27) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on a two-out, RBI single from Jacob Talamante.
Winnipeg tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Darren Seferina doubled down the right field line leading off, took third on a groundout from Dakota Conners, and scored on a Jay Gonzalez two-out, infield single.
Jackson Smith hit a solo home run down the right field line with one out in the top of the seventh to put the RailCats in front 2-1.
In the bottom of the eighth, Kevin Lachance bunted for a single with one out. After Max Murphy walked, Kyle Martin was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Raul Navarro tied the game with a sacrifice fly to centre.
Goldeyes’ starter Jorge Gonzalez took a no-decision, allowing two earned runs on eight hits over seven innings. Gonzalez walked none and struck out six.
RailCats’ starter John Sheaks also took a no-decision, pitching two and one-third scoreless innings on three hits. Sheaks walked none and struck out four in what was his professional debut.
Ken Frosch and Jose Jose each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Gonzalez. Travis Seabrooke worked two scoreless frames over the 10th and 11th.
Navarro singled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, tying his career-high for a second time this year. Martin’s career-high hitting streak came to an end at 13 games.
The Goldeyes open a four-game series against the Lincoln Saltdogs on Monday night at 6:35 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes will continue to monitor the reopening of the Canada/US border and assess a potential return to Shaw Park in 2021.
In the coming weeks, Winnipeg Goldeyes staff will contact ticket holders with more information and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.