Dogs Crush RedHawks to Force Game 5
FARGO, N.D. – The Chicago Dogs scored five runs in the first inning — including a grand slam by T.J. Bennett — and didn’t look back on their way to an 11-1 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in Game 4 of the best-of-five American Association North Division Championship Series in front of 886 fans at Newman Outdoor Field on Wednesday night.
With the win, Chicago forces a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NDCS on Thursday, Sept. 16 in Fargo. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The Dogs got 11 runs on 15 hits and were led by a great pitching performance from LHP Christian Friedrich (1-1, 3.00 ERA) — he gave up just one run on nine hits in eight innings pitched. RHP Bret Helton (1-1, 10.12 ERA) got the loss for Fargo-Moorhead after giving up seven runs on eight hits in three innings of work.
Correlle Prime hit a solo home run in the eighth inning for the RedHawks’ only run of the game.
The RedHawks and Dogs will meet for Game 5 in the best-of-five North Division Championship Series on Thursday night at Newman Outdoor Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for Game 5 are available online or by calling the RedHawks Ticket Office at 701-235-6161.
by Chad Ekren, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks