Hair Delivers Walk-Off Double, Allen Perfect – 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, Trey Hair gives the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks their first victory of the season with a walk-off double in the 11th, and Josh Allen homered and scored three times to help the St. Paul Saints prevail, 7-4.
Hair Walk-Off Double Gives RedHawks First Victory, 8-7
Trey Hair doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks their first victory of the season, 8-7. The Winnipeg Goldeyes had battled back from a four-run deficit to take a 7-4 lead, but the RedHawks battled back with two in the seventh, then scored a run in the ninth to force extra innings.
Drew Ward and Leobaldo Pina opened the 11th with back-to-back singles. Hair then fell behind 0-2, fouled off a third pitch, then doubled to drive home Ward with the winning run.
Mitchell Osnowitz earned the victory with two scoreless innings of relief. Hair had three-hits and four RBI. Logan Hill homered for Winnipeg. The victory was the first in the managerial career of Chris Coste.
Allen Powers Saints to Victory, 7-4
Josh Allen homered and reached base five times on Sunday evening as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries, 7-4. Allen was a perfect 2-2, scoring three times, driving in two, and drawing three walks.
The Saints took the lead with three runs in the top of the second and never looked back. St. Paul added solo runs in the third and fifth, before the Canaries rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth. However, St. Paul extended their lead in the sixth on an RBI single by Chesney Young.
Mike Devine earned the victory for the Saints and Jameson McGrane picked up his first save of the season. Damek Tomscha homered for Sioux Falls.
The contest between the Chicago Dogs and Milwaukee Milkmen was postponed after two Milkmen players tested positive for Covid-19. The two teams are expected to play on Tuesday in Chicago.
Player of the Day: Trey Hair, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Trey Hair was 3-4 with a run and four RBI on Sunday afternoon, helping the RedHawks to win their first game of the season. Hair hit into a double-play to end the first, then he singled in the third and drew a walk in the fifth. In the seventh, his two-run homer pulled Fargo-Moorhead within one of the Goldeyes. In the bottom of the ninth, Hair tied the score with a bases loaded walk, but he saved his biggest moment for last. In the bottom of the 11th, with two on and no one out, the outfielder lined a walk-off double to the gap to give his team an 8-7 victory.
Pitcher of the Day: Mitchell Osnowitz, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Mitchell Osnowitz threw two shutout innings of relief on Sunday afternoon to earn the victory for Fargo-Moorhead. He came in to start the 10th inning and allowed only a two out walk before retiring the side. In the 11th, he set down Winnipeg in order. He pitched two innings, allowing the one walk, while striking out one. Of his 22 pitches thrown, 17 were for strikes.
Featured Image Courtesy of Field of Dreams Photography
By Robert Pannier