Holmberg, Williams, Herron Solid in Victories – 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 Recap, Robert Pannier recaps a great day in the American Association, including three outstanding pitching performances that helped their teams earn victories.
Holmberg Shuts Down Dogs, 5-2
David Holmberg tossed six shutout innings and Logan Trowbridge drove in two runs as the Milwaukee Milkmen defeated the Chicago Dogs, 5-2. Holmberg allowed two hits and a walk in the first, but escaped without allowing a run. He then rolled over the next five innings.
Trowbridge gave his team a 2-0 in the bottom of the second with a two-run double. The Milkmen added a third run that inning and added solo runs in the fifth and eighth innings. Victor Roache homered as part of a two-run frame for the Dogs in the seventh.
Chicago loaded the bases in the ninth against Karch Kowalczyk, but the closer was able to retire the final two batters for his second save of the season.
Williams Dominates as RedHawks Soar, 4-2
Ryan Williams came out of the bullpen to toss seven outstanding innings as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 4-2. Williams (1-1) went seven innings, allowing three hits and an unearned run. He struck out four in earning his first win of the season.
The score was tied at two in the bottom of the seventh when Brennan Metzger gave his team the lead for good, driving home Christian Ibarra with a double. He later scored on a Correlle Prime single. Drew Ward hit his American Association leading fourth homer of the season.
Herron Sharp, Coulter Homers as Canaries Prevail, 6-3
Tyler Herron tossed six solid innings in earning his second win of the year, and Clint Coulter hit his second homerun of the season as the Sioux Falls Canaries beat the St. Paul Saints, 6-3. Herron allowed six hits and three runs over six innings to earn the victory. Keaton Steele came on in the ninth to earn his league leading seventh save of the year.
The Canaries scored solo runs in the first and second innings and added two more in the third when Clint Coulter blasted a two-run homer to make it 4-1. Max Murphy homered later in the game to make this a 5-3 contest, but Damek Tomscha put this game away with his 19th RBI of the season in the bottom of the seventh. Alay Lago finished with four hits for the Canaries. Coulter drove in three.
By Robert Pannier