Culbreth Tames RailCats, Miller Reigns, Weekly Honorees Named
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. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier recaps the two games in the American Association on Monday, including Ty Culbreth shutting down the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Jalen Miller muscles the Lincoln Saltdogs, and the Player and Pitcher of the Week are named.
Game Recaps for Monday
Culbreth Leads Canaries to Series Victory
Ty Culbreth allowed two runs in seven innings, earning his first victory of the season, as the Sioux Falls Canaries rallied to defeat the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 3-2. The RailCats took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Victor Nova hit his fifth home run of the season. The RailCats were rolling behind Chris Erwin, who kept Sioux Falls off the scoreboard through the first five innings.
However, Sioux Falls began to rally in the sixth. Trevor Achenbach drove home Welington Dotel to cut the deficit in half, and the Canaries took the lead for good when Darnell Sweeney hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh, his sixth of the year. Culbreth left after seven and the Sioux Falls bullpen took over from there, tossing two scoreless innings. Charlie Hasty closed out the game for his third save of the season.
Erwin allowed one run in 5.2 innings. The RailCats had four total hits in the game. Achenbach had two hits for Sioux Falls.
Miller Muzzles Saltdogs
Jalen Miller tossed five shutout innings and the Kansas City Monarchs pitching staff held the Lincoln Saltdogs to just four hits, as the Monarchs defeated Lincoln, 2-1. Miller earned his third victory of the season, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five. Miller Hogan then tossed three scoreless frames. Alex Valdez came on in the ninth to earn his first save of the season.
Josh Roeder started for the Saltdogs and pitched well. He gave up a run in the first on an RBI single by Jacob Robson and a solo home run to Micker Adolfo in the fifth. That would be all the runs that the Monarchs could score, as Roeder left after seven, allowing two runs on four hits. Lincoln finally got on the scoreboard in the ninth when Yanio Perez hit his second homer of the year. However, after walking the next batter, Valdez was able to close out the contest.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Josh Roeder (Lincoln Saltdogs) 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, ER, 4 K
No. 2 – Jalen Miller (Kansas City Monarchs) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 5 K
No. 1 – Ty Culbreth (Sioux Falls Canaries) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K
American Association Daily Notes
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association named their weekly award winners on Monday. Lincoln Saltdogs outfielder Nick Anderson was named as the Player of the Week while Lake Country DockHounds right-hander Nick Herold was selected as the Pitcher of the Week. Both players were also selected by the American Association as the recipients of these honors.
Fargo-Moorhead: Signed RHP Conner Richardson
Kane County: Released INF Jordan Howard
Lake Country: Removed RHP Alex McRae from the Injured List and placed him on the Inactive List retroactive to May 28; Returned the contract of INF Luis Aviles Jr. to Monclova (Mexican League); Traded LHP Ryan Hartman to Staten Island (Atlantic League) for INF Cristian Y. Santana
Lincoln: Activated OF Zane Zurbrugg from the Injured List; Placed OF Cam Touchette on the Injured List retroactive to May 27
Milwaukee: Signed INF Cam Redding
Sioux City: Released OF Eury Pérez
Sioux Falls: Signed LHP Brady Stover
American Association Stories at Minor League Sports Report
By Robert Pannier