Martin Homers Twice But Goldeyes Swept by Dogs
ROSEMONT, IL– The Winnipeg Goldeyes (38-37) lost both games of a double header to the Chicago Dogs at Impact Field on Wednesday night, 12-4 in the opener and 4-3 in 10 innings in the nightcap.
In game one, the Dogs took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on a two-out, two-run single from Harrison Smith.
Chicago (47-30) opened a 6-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the fourth. TJ Bennett doubled leading off, and scored on a Grant Kay single. After Harrison Smith walked, Brennan Metzger’s sacrifice bunt moved runners to second and third. Kay scored on a Michael Crouse fielder’s choice, while Danny Mars singled home Smith. Crouse came home on a KC Hobson reverse-force double play ball.
Kyle Martin hit a two-run home run to right in the top of the fifth to put the Goldeyes on the board at 6-2.
The Dogs answered back in the bottom of the fifth on a three-run homer from Smith. Ryan Lidge lifted a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead to 12-2.
Winnipeg scratched out two runs in the top of the seventh on a Max Murphy groundout and a Martin sacrifice fly.
Kyle Murphy (2-1) started for the Dogs in game one and picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits in five innings. Murphy walked one and struck out two.
Dylan Burns (0-2) started for the Goldeyes and took the loss, allowing four earned runs on seven hits in three-plus innings. Burns walked none and struck out two.
In the nightcap, Martin slugged a two-out, solo home run to right in the top of the fourth to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead.
Chicago answered with three runs in the bottom half on a Lidge sacrifice fly and a two-run home run from Kay.
Trailing 3-1 in the top of the seventh, Raul Navarro crushed a solo home run to left with one out. Two batters later, and with the Goldeyes down to their final out, Logan Hill ripped a solo home run to left that tied the game.
The score remained 3-3 until the bottom of the 10th when TJ Bennett singled home pinch-runner Cosimo Cannella with the winning run.
Cam Booser (1-1) picked up the win in relief for Chicago, while Austin Henrich (0-1) took the loss for Winnipeg.
Jorge Gonzalez started for the Goldeyes and took a no-decision, allowing two earned runs on three hits in three and one-third innings. Gonzalez walked two and struck out two.
Christian Friedrich started for the Dogs and also took a no-decision, allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings. Friedrich walked one and struck out four.
Christian James, Zac Ryan, and Donnie Hart combined for four scoreless innings of relief in game two. Wes Darvill picked up hits in both games, and has now hit safely in 10 straight.
The series concludes Thursday evening at 6:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
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