Goldeyes Win Home ‘Opener,’ RedHawks Rally, Dogs Down Railroaders
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. Robert Pannier recaps the six games in the American Association on Tuesday, including the Winnipeg Goldeyes earning a decisive victory in their return to Canada, and the Chicago Dogs defeat the Cleburne Railroaders. Plus, the Fargo -Moorhead RedHawks defeat the Kansas City Monarchs for the second straight night. This and much more.
Goldeyes Crush Depleted Explorers
The Winnipeg Goldeyes finally returned to Canada, and made their return a triumphant one, crushing a depleted Sioux City Explorers team, 14-6. Sioux City scored first, but Winnipeg responded with 12 straight runs, led by Tyler Hill and Kyle Martin who each had three hits and drove in four runs. Both also homered in the contest, with Martin hitting his 22nd of the year. Max Murphy hit his 11th homerun of the season and scored four times in the contest. Landon Bourassa earned the victory, allowing three unearned runs in seven innings.
Sioux City had just one of their regulars appear in the game, Michael Lang, who went 1-4 with two runs scored. Carson McCurdy went 1-4 with two runs scored, a homerun, and two RBI.
Milwaukee Clips Cougars on Controversial Call
Tony Rosselli drove home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning as the Milwaukee Milkmen held on for a 4-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Kane County looked like they would tie the score in the bottom of the ninth when Anfernee Seymour appeared to have avoided the tag at home plate but was ruled out allowing Milwaukee to hang on. Nate Hadley earned the saved, and Ryan Zimmerman one his seventh game of the year. Adam Brett Walker II went 3-4 with a run scored.
Kane County was led by Josh Rolette who had three hits. Seymour had two hits, scored a run, and drove in a pair. He hit his fourth homerun of the season.
RedHawks Score Three in Eighth to Down Monarchs
Alex Boxwell hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on top, as the team went on to an 8-6 victory over the Kansas City Monarchs. Dylan Kelly also homered in the contest, going 2-2 with four runs driven in. Luke Lind earned the victory with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and Alex DuBord earned his seventh save of the season area
Kansas City got two hits out of both Gabriel Guerrero and Casey Gillaspie. Colin Willis drove in a pair of runs.
Dogs Prevail in Cleburne
A three run third inning proved to be too much for the Cleburne Railroaders, as the Chicago Dogs went on to a 4-2 victory. Michael Crouse had the big blow of the inning, a two-run homer, his 12th of the year. Jordan Kipper did the rest, allowing one run in six innings while striking out seven. Jeff Kinley came on to close out the contest for his 10th save of the season.
Cleburne got a big day out of D.J. Peterson, who was making his debut for the railroaders. Peterson went 2-3, and drove in his first run of the season.
Canaries Soar over RailCats
Blake Svoboda allowed two runs in six innings to earn his first victory of the year, leading the Sioux Falls Canaries to a 7-3 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Svoboda was making just his second start of the season, but was in complete control in this contest, allowing two runs in the first and one in the seventh. Wyatt Ulrich went 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBI and Cade Gotta also had two hits and two RBI.
Thomasa Walraven and Raymond Jones each had two hits for Gary. Billy Cooke scored a pair of runs.
Saltdogs Slip Past Apollos
Zak Taylor drove home David Vidal with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Lincoln Saltdogs went on to defeat the Houston Apollos, 2-1. Tyler Anderson only faced one batter, but earned the victory, and James Pugliese came on to close out the contest for his 18th save of the season.
Jake Voss pitched very well for Houston, allowing one run in 5.2 innings. Hudson Bilodeau had three hits and Brian Dansereau went 2-4 with a run scored.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Blake Svoboda (Sioux Falls Canaries) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 ER, 7 K
No. 2 – Jordan Kipper (Chicago Dogs) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, ER, 7 K
American Association Daily Notes
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Jordan George extended his consecutive on-base streak to 51 straight games. That is tied for the longest streak in the American Association this season and is five away from the league record…James Pugliese now leads the lead with 18 saves… The Kansas City Monarchs have the three longest winning streaks this season, winning nine, eight, and consecutive seven games…The Lincoln Saltdogs have made just 37 errors this season, 11 fewer than the next closest team.
Cleburne: Placed RHP Emerson Martinez on the Inactive List retroactive to August 2; Activated RHP Landon Holifield from the Injured List
Fargo-Moorhead: Transferred the contract of RHP Hayden Seig to the Los Angeles Angels
Gary SouthShore: Removed INF Michael Woodworth from the Injured List and placed him on the Inactive List retroactive to July 19; Placed INF Ryan Cash on the Injured List retroactive to July 25; Signed C Tony Garcia III; Placed RHP Jack Alkire on the Injured List retroactive to July 28
Kane County: Activated RHP Jack Fox from the Injured List; OF Mark Karaviotis on the Injured List retroactive to July 29
Sioux Falls: Acquired RHP Dazon Cole from Missoula (Pioneer League) for future considerations
Winnipeg: Signed C Deon Stafford
By Robert Pannier