Goldeyes Rally to Down RedHawks in Jackson
JACKSON, TN – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (20-23) beat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 6-4 at The Ballpark at Jackson on Wednesday night.
With the RedHawks leading 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, and with two outs and no one on base, Tyler Hill drew a five-pitch walk to put the tying run on first. After Jay Gonzalez extended the inning with a bunt single along the third base line, Max Murphy hit a sharp, groundball single through to centre field that scored Hill to tie the game.
Travis Seabrooke escaped a first and second jam with no outs in the top of the eighth to keep the game tied.
In the bottom of the eighth, Raul Navarro drew a leadoff walk. RedHawks’ reliever Ryan Flores retired the next two batters, but Kevin Lachance swung at the first pitch and drilled a triple to left-centre that just eluded a diving Will Zimmerman. Austin Rei followed with a line drive single to left that scored Lachance with an insurance run.
Jose Jose threw a perfect top of the ninth on eight pitches to earn his sixth save of the year.
Seabrooke (2-0) picked up the win in relief while Flores (2-1) took the loss for Fargo-Moorhead (26-20).
The Goldeyes took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Singles from Navarro and Darren Seferina set up a two-out, two-run single to left-centre from Rei.
Navarro singled leading off the bottom of the fourth, stole second, took third on a groundout to second from Logan Hill, and scored the Goldeyes’ third run when Seferina lifted a sacrifice fly to deep centre.
Fargo-Moorhead cut into the lead in the top of the fifth when John Silviano led off with a home run to right-centre.
The RedHawks rallied for three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead on a Jordan George RBI single, a Sam Dexter sacrifice fly, and a Dylan Kelly two-out, RBI single.
Eduard Reyes started for the Goldeyes and took a no-decision, allowing four earned runs on seven hits in five and one-third innings. Reyes walked two and struck out three.
RedHawks’ starter Brent Jones also took a no-decision, allowing three earned runs on six hits in five and one-third innings. Jones walked none and struck out four.
Christian James pitched a scoreless inning in relief for Winnipeg. Navarro reached base four times with two hits and two walks, and has hit safely in 10 consecutive games. Kyle Martin doubled in the bottom of the sixth and has hit safely in nine straight.
The series concludes Thursday evening at 6:35 p.m. The Goldeyes have not yet announced their starting pitcher. The RedHawks go with right-hander Gage Hinsz (3-2, 6.44). All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes will continue to monitor the reopening of the Canada/US border and assess a potential return to Shaw Park in 2021.
In the coming weeks, Winnipeg Goldeyes staff will contact ticket holders with more information and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.