Goldeyes Rally in Ninth, Adams Homers Twice, Dogs Down Milkmen in 10
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 six games in the American Association on Saturday, including the Chicago Dogs defeating the Milwaukee Milkmen in 10 innings, Matt Adams homers twice for the Kansas City Monarchs, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes Rally in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Sioux City Explorers. This and much more.
Crouse Walk-Off Hit Propels Dogs in 10
Michael Crouse singled home Charlie Tilson with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Chicago Dogs defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 10-9. This was an exciting contest that saw Chicago scored four runs in the bottom the second to take the lead. K.C. Hobson homered to start the inning and Connor Kopach added a two run double.
However, Milwaukee responded with five runs in the top of the ninth. Christ Conley hit a two-run shot and Correlle Prime gave his team the lead with a two-run single. Chicago retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth, scoring two runs, and looked like they would pull out the two-run victory when they sent Brian Schlitter to the hill in the top of the ninth, but the Milkmen scored four runs in the top of the frame to take the lead. Prime delivered the big blow, hitting a grand slam to put the Milkmen on top, 9-7. However, Chicago tied the score in the bottom half of the frame when Danny Mars delivered a two-run single.
Prime finished 3-5 with a run and six RBI for Milwaukee. Bryan Torres and Logan Trowbridge each had three hits and scored two runs for Milwaukee. Chicago was led by Kopach, who had two hits and drove in three.
Goldeyes Rally Late to Down Explorers
The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Sioux City Explorers, 9-7. Sioux City scored four runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead. Danry Vasquez homered to start the inning. The Goldeyes trailed 4-1 entering the top of the sixth, but a two run double by Raul Navarro and a two-run single by Eric Rivera put the Goldeyes on top by a run.
Sioux City retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI double by Blake Tiberi and a run-scoring single from Zack Kone, but the Goldeyes responded with four runs in the top of the ninth. Max Murphy tied the score with an RBI single and Reggie Pruitt singled two batters later, driving home two more runs. The Explorers got one of those runs back in the bottom of the ninth, but could get no closer.
Thomas McIlraith suffered the loss for Sioux City, blowing his first save of the season. Tiberi and Kone each had three hits. Rivera had three hits for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Goldeyes Recap by Steve Schuster
Sioux City Explorers Recap by Connor Ryan
Adams Homers Twice in Monarchs Victory
The Kansas City Monarchs opened the contest with 10 unanswered runs on their way to a 10-3 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Matt Adams led the way, homering twice and Pete Kozma had two hits and drove in five runs for the Monarchs.
Kansas City took the lead in the bottom of the second, pleading five runs. Adams started the frame with his 18th homerun of the season. Later Kozma added an RBI single and Alexis Olmeda capped off the inning with a three run homer. An inning later, Kozma delivered a bases clearing double. In the bottom of the fifth, Adams led off with his second homerun of the day and Kozma drove in his fifth run with a sacrifice fly.
Kansas City starter Matt Hartman was rolling, holding the RailCats off the scoreboard through the first five frames. However, Gary finally got to the right-hander in the top of the sixth when Victor Nova hit his first home run since joining the RailCats. Chris Burgess added a solo shot in the seventh, but it was not nearly enough the top Kansas City on this night.
Hartman earned the victory, allowing two runs in 6.0 innings pitched. He struck out nine. Kozma finished 2-2 with a run scored and five RBI. Adams also had two hits. The RailCats had just four total hits in the game and struck out 14 times.
Gary SouthShore RailCats Recap by Ryan Zimmerman
Kansas City Monarchs Recap by Caleb Grizzle
Worley Tosses Gem in Cougars Victory
Vance Worley allowed one run in 7.0 innings to lead the Kane County Cougars two an 11-4 victory over the Lake Country DockHounds. Kane County took the lead with four runs in the bottom of the third inning. They extended the lead to nine, scoring two in the fourth and fifth innings and a run in the sixth. Lake Country finally got on the board with a run in the top of the seventh, but the Cougars added two more in the bottom of the seventh.
Worley came out after seven innings, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out five. Six players had two hits in the contest for the Cougars, including Galli Cribbs, who drove in three runs. Gio Brusa hit his 10th homerun of the season for Lake Country.
Lake Country DockHounds Recap by Sam Matheny
Altmann Powers, Delano Hurls Saltdogs Past RedHawks
Josh Altmann hit a three-run homer and Garett Delano allowed two runs in 6.1 innings to help lead the Lincoln Saltdogs to a 7-2 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Lincoln jumped out in front in the top of the first, scoring two runs. In the second, Altmann extended the lead to five, drilling a three-run homer, his eighth of the year. The Saltdogs added one more run of the top of the fourth on a single by Welington Dotel.
That was more than enough support for Delano, who rolled through the first six innings, holding the RedHawks off the scoreboard. In the seventh, Fargo-Moorhead finally broke through an RBI singles by Rymer Liriano and Evan Alexander. However, that is all they can muster against Saltdogs pitching staff.
Altmann finished with two runs scored and three RBI. Dotel had four hits for Lincoln. John Silviano had two hits and scored a run for the RedHawks.
Lincoln Saltdogs Recap by Michael Dixon
Canaries Clip Railroaders in 10
The Sioux Falls Canaries scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Cleburne Railroaders, 8-6. Cleburne had jumped out to a three-run lead, scoring two runs in the first and adding a run in the second. However, the Canaries tied the score in the top of the third on a three-run homer off the bat of Gavin LaValley.
Sioux Falls took the lead in the top of the fourth on a two run double by Wyatt Ulrich, but the Railroaders came back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth as an RBI single by Chase Simpson and an RBI double by Kacy Clemens tied the score. Cleburne went back on top on an RBI double by Edwin Arroyo in the bottom of the eighth, but Nick Gardewine could not close out the contest, giving up a homerun to Ulrich in the top of the ninth that forced extra innings.
Ulrich had a huge game, going 4-6 with two runs in three RBI. Matthew Dunaway earned the victory, allowing a run in 3.0 innings. Arroyo had three hits for the Railroaders and Clemens had two hits and two RBI.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Correlle Prime (Milwaukee Milkmen) 3-5, R, HR, 6 RBI
No. 2 – Wyatt Ulrich (Sioux Falls Canaries) 4-6, 2 R, Double, HR, 3 RBI
No. 1 – Vance Worley (Kane County Cougars) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, R, 5 K
American Association Daily Notes
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks infielder Leobaldo Pina extended his hitting streak to 19 straight games on Saturday. That is the longest streak in the American Association this season. Pina has hit .500 during the run… The Sioux City Explorers lost their first game of the season when leading after eight innings. The club is now 11-1. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Kansas City Monarchs have the best record in the American Association when leading after eight, both at 28-0… The Winnipeg Goldeyes finished of June with the best ERA in the league at 3.78. Only one other team, the Gary SouthShore RailCats (3.96), had an ERA under 4.00… The Monarchs hit 58 homeruns in 25 June contests.
Cleburne: Released RHP Jalen Evans
Fargo-Moorhead: Placed LHP Sebastian Kessay on the Inactive List retroactive to June 24
Gary SouthShore: Signed INF Victor Nova; Released OF Zach Welz; Placed RHP John Sheaks on the Injured List
Lake Country: Activated RHP Alex McRae from the Injured List; Transferred the contract of RHP Duncan Snider to the San Diego Padres; Released RHP Cory Taylor
Lincoln: Signed OF Patrick Caulfield
Milwaukee: Transferred the contract of RHP Jose Espada to the San Diego Padres
Sioux City: Released LHP Tyler Koch
Winnipeg: Released INF Brandon Bohning; Traded OF Tristan Pompey to Quebéc (Frontier League) for a player to be named later; Signed INF Justin Thompson
By Robert Pannier