Duncan Dominant, Canaries Big Inning – American Association Daily
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 of American Association Daily Recap, Robert Pannier recaps an exciting day around the American Association, including Frank Duncan blanking the RedHawks and the Canaries riding a seven-run frame to victory over the Saints.
Duncan Blanks RedHawks, 5-0
Frank Duncan (3-1) continues to prove to be a very unfriendly face whenever he takes on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, tossing seven shutout innings to help lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 5-0 victory. Duncan allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six. It was his second time blanking the RedHawks this season, as he tossed six shutout innings in the second game of the season.
Kevin Lachance remained red-hot for Winnipeg, going 4-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Correlle Prime had two hits for Fargo-Moorhead.
Homers Help Dogs Clip Milkmen, 3-2
J.D. Busfield tossed six solid innings and Victor Roache and Michael Crouse each homered to lead the Chicago Dogs past the Milwaukee Milkmen, 3-2. Busfield allowed two runs and four hits to help him earn his first win of the season.
Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Roache connected for his second homer of the season. Milwaukee responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning, but the Dogs took the lead right back when Crouse drilled his second homer of the season, a two-run shot to make it 3-2. The Chicago bullpen tossed three no-hit innings of relief.
Landon, Homers Propel Canaries, 10-9
The Sioux Falls Canaries hit five homers, including two by Logan Landon, on their way to a 10-9 victory over the St. Paul Saints. The decisive inning came in the third when Sioux Falls scored seven runs against Saints ace Eddie Medina. Ryan Brett led off with a homer. Two batters later, Jabari Henry hit his American Association leading fourth homer. Landon added a two-run single later in the inning and Grant Kay followed with a two-run homer to cap off the barrage.
St. Paul chipped away at the lead, battling back from nine runs down to pull within one, but they could not get the equalizer. Chris Chinea had a career day for St. Paul, going 5-5 with two runs scored, a homer, and four RBI. Landon was 3-4 with three runs scored, and four RBI for Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls: Placed LHP Michael Gunn on the Inactive List retroactive to July 13
Winnipeg: Traded C Ryan Lidge to Chicago for a player to be named later
By Robert Pannier