Baez Drives in Seven, Monarchs, RedHawks, Dogs, Goldeyes, Cougars Complete Sweeps
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. Robert Pannier recaps the six games in the American Association on Sunday, including Jeffrey Baez driving in seven runs in a slugfest in Geneva, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Chicago Dogs complete sweeps of their series. This and much more.
Baez Drives in Seven to Complete Cougars Sweep
Jeffrey Baez set a single game-high, driving in seven as the Kane County Cougars defeated the Houston Apollos, 17-10. Baez had five hits, including homering twice in the contest. He also added two doubles and scored four runs. The Cougars set a franchise record for hits (22). Mitchell Reeves had three hits and scored three times and Jhon Nunez had three hits and three RBI.
The Apollos took a 6-0 lead heading in the bottom of the fourth and held a 9-3 lead into the sixth. However, six run frames in the sixth and seventh by the Cougars allowed Kane County to grab the lead. Aaron Takacs had three hits and drove in four runs and Dom DeRenzo homered twice in the contest for Houston. Hudson Bilodeau had four hits and scored two runs.
Isabel Walk-Off Homer Gives Monarchs Sweep
Ibandel Isabel hit a walk-off homerun with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Kansas City Monarchs a 9-8 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. The shot by Isabel was his second of the game, and the fifth by the Monarchs in the contest. Isabel finished with four hits. Darnell Sweeney, Gabriel Guerrero, and Casey Gillaspie each hit their 16th homeruns of the season. Brock Gilliam earned the victory, tossing two scoreless frames.
Cleburne held a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the six, but Kansas City scored a run in the sixth and five in the seventh to tie the score. Both teams put up a pair of runs in the 10th. Ozzie Martinez had two hits and drove in three runs. That included hitting his 10th homer of the season. Chase Simpson also homered in the contest.
Five-Run Eighth Gives RedHawks Sweep
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks completed their three-game sweep of the Sioux City Explorers thanks to a five-run eighth inning that gave them a 6-2 victory. Jordan George and Kevin Krause each homered in the frame. George hit a three-run homer and Krause added a solo shot. Andrew Tri earned a no decision, but pitched quite well, allowing one run in 5.1 innings.
The comeback spoiled an outstanding performance by Zach Hedges, who allowed one run in seven innings. Seamus Curran had two hits as did Lane Milligan.
Kipper Dominates to Complete Dogs Sweep
Jordan Kipper allowed one unearned run in six innings to lead the Chicago Dogs to a 11-1 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Sioux Falls scored their lone run in the top of the first inning, and Chicago responded with three in the bottom half of the frame, two in the third, and five in the fourth on their way to completing the sweep of the three-game series. T.J. Bennett and K.C. Hobson each homered and drove in three in the contest. Bennett was a perfect 3-3 with two runs scored and two walks. Harrison Smith did not have a hit in the contest but walked four times.
Wyatt Ulrich recorded his 99th hit of the season and Angelo Altavilla went 2-4 for Sioux Falls.
Three-Run Sixth Propels Goldeyes over Milkmen
The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. Raul Navarro had an RBI double and scored in the frame. Landen Bourassa tossed a gem for Winnipeg, allowing two unearned runs in six innings. Donnie Hart came on to close out the contest for his second save of the season.
The Milkmen recorded all of their runs off of homers. Brendon Dadson hit a two-run shot, his first of the season, and Tony Rosselli added a solo homerun in the ninth.
Saltdogs Down RailCats to Split Series
The Lincoln Saltdogs scored a single run in each of the first seven frames to defeat the Gary SouthShore RailCats 7-4. Justin Byrd and Shea Weber each had three hits and an RBI in the contest. David Vidal had two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Ben Wereski earned his first victory of the season and James Pugliese came on to close out the contest for his 20th save of the year.
Jesus Marriaga had two hits, a run, and an RBI. Daniel Lingua and Ryan Cash also had two hits in the game.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Jordan Kipper (Chicago Dogs) 6.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 0 ER, 8 K
No. 2 – Ibandel Isabel (Kansas City Monarchs) 4-6, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, Walk-Off Homerun
American Association Daily Notes
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Jordan George is now just one game away from tying the American Association record for consecutive games reaching base, as he extended his streak to 55 straight games. George has a .475 on-base percentage during the streak. He will have the chance to tie the mark on Tuesday when the Kane County Cougars come to town…Lincoln Saltdogs closer James Pugliese earned his league-leading 20th save of the season on Sunday…The Kansas City Monarchs scored 50 runs in the four-game sweep of the Cleburne Railroaders. The Monarchs hit 19 home runs in the series. Darnell Sweeney and Gabriel Guerrero homered in each of the final three contests…The 17 runs scored by the Kane County Cougars on Sunday tied a franchise record. The 22 hits set the franchise mark.
Fargo-Moorhead: Signed RHP Taylor Wright
Kansas City: Released OF Drew Ferguson
Sioux City: Traded RHP Joe Riley to Evansville (Frontier League) for a player to be named later
Sioux Falls: Released RHP Jackson Maynard
By Robert Pannier