French, Goldeyes Down RailCats, 5-3
WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (15-9) beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats 5-3 at US Steel Yard on Tuesday night.
Goldeyes’ starting pitcher Parker French (2-0) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in eight and two-thirds innings. French walked four and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts.
Winnipeg led 5-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth before the RailCats pulled within 5-3 on a Marcus Mooney RBI single and an Alex Crosby two-run bloop double.
Victor Capellan struck out Andy DeJesus as the tying run at the plate to earn his ninth save of the year. It was also Capellan’s 38th save since joining the Goldeyes in 2016, which sets a new franchise career record.
French escaped a bases loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the third when he induced an inning-ending double play on Randy Santiesteban. The double play kept the game scoreless, and the Goldeyes took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Willy Garcia raced home on a Reggie Abercrombie fielder’s choice.
Kyle Martin singled home Willy Garcia in the top of the sixth to make it 2-0.
In the top of the seventh, the Goldeyes loaded the bases with no outs, and took a 4-0 lead on a Dominic Ficociello RBI single and another RBI fielder’s choice from Abercrombie.
Josh Romanski drove in the Goldeyes’ fifth run with an RBI single in the top of the eighth.
The Goldeyes drew 10 walks in the win, including a career-high four from Alex Perez.
Justin Sinibaldi (0-1) started for the RailCats (10-12) and took the loss, allowing one earned run on one hit in three-plus innings. Sinibaldi walked five and struck out two.
Game two of the three-game series is Wednesday afternoon at 12:10 p.m. Kevin McGovern (2-2, 4.50) faces left-hander Lars Liguori (2-2, 7.14). All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home on Tuesday, June 18th when they host the Chicago Dogs at Shaw Park. Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com.
by Steve Schuster