Hernandez Drives in Six, Monarchs Streak Snapped, PURE Performance Honorees
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 four games in the American Association on Monday, including Ramon Hernandez driving in six to lead the Cleburne Railroaders and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks snap the Kansas City Monarchs nine game winning streak. Plus, PURE Performance Player and Pitcher of the Week named. This and much more.
RedHawks Snap Monarchs Winning Streak
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks jumped out to a seven-run lead then held on for a 9-6 victory over the Kansas City Monarchs. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for Kansas City. Correlle Prime had a huge game for the RedHawks, going 4-5 with four runs scored. Jordan George had two hits and drove in three. Both Prime and John Silviano homered in the contest as Fargo scored two in the first and four in the second.
Kansas City had four players who recorded two hits in the game, including Darnell Sweeney who hit his 13th homer of the season. Michael McCullough also went deep for the Monarchs.
Walker Drives in Four to Lead Milkmen
Adam Brett Walker II drove in four runs and had four hits as the Milwaukee Milkmen defeated the Kane County Cougars, 8-4. Milwaukee jumped out to a three-run lead, but the Cougars were able to chip away, trailing by just two entering the top of the seventh. However, a bases clearing double by Walker secured the victory. Myles Smith earned his 10th victory of the year, becoming the first American Association pitcher to reach double-digit victories.
Jeffrey Baez hit his seventh homerun of the season for Kane County as part of a three-hit performance.
Hernandez Drives in Six to Lead Railroaders
Ramon Hernandez drove in six to help lead the Cleburne Railroaders to an 11-7 victory over the Chicago Dogs. Hernandez had four hits, falling a homerun short of hitting for the cycle. He helped stake his team to a four-run lead in the bottom of the first inning, hitting a two run triple. Chase Simpson added his fifth homerun of the year and Noah Vaughan also went deep for the Railroaders.
Chicago was led by Michael Crouse, who had two hits and four runs driven in. Crouse hit his 11th homerun of the year. Cosimo Cannella had two hits and scored two runs.
Mercado Leads RailCats Past Canaries
José Mercado drove in four as the Gary SouthShore RailCats defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries, 12-6. Gary scored five runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead only to watch Sioux Falls battle back with five in the top of the third. However, the RailCats scored seven unanswered runs to secure the victory. MJ Rookard went 3-4 with three runs scored and Alec Olund was 2-3 with four runs.
The Canaries were led by Cade Gotta, who went 3-5 with two runs and two RBI. Gotta hit his fourth homerun of the season.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Michael Crouse (Chicago Dogs) 2-4, R, 4 RBI, HR
No. 2 – Adam Brett Walker II (Milwaukee Milkmen) 4-6, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 Doubles, SB
American Association Daily Notes
Cleburne Railroaders IF Ramon Hernandez was named as the PURE Performance Player of the Week after leading the American Association in batting average and homeruns during the week… Gary SouthShore RailCats right-hander Jack Alkire was named as the PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game, striking out 10… Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Jordan George extended his consecutive on-base streak to 50 straight games. He trails Sioux Falls Canaries Wyatt Ulrich by one game for the longest streak in the American Association this season and is six away from tying the league record… Milwaukee Milkmen right-hander Myles Smith became the first pitcher to reach double-digit victories, earning his 10th victory on Monday evening…The Winnipeg Goldeyes will finally return to Canada to play their first game at Shaw Park since Labor Day 2019.
Cleburne: Activated RHP Emerson Martinez from the Inactive List; Traded INF Grant Buck to Sussex County (Frontier League) for future considerations
Milwaukee: Placed LHP Misael Siverio on the Injured List retroactive to July 31; Acquired OF Cole Sturgeon from Lexington (Atlantic League) for cash; Signed OF Cole Sturgeon
Winnipeg: Traded LHP Jose Jose to Gastonia (Atlantic League) for LHP Donnie Hart; Released C Sonny Ulliana
By Robert Pannier