Milkmen Outslug Cougars, Perez Sharp for Goldeyes, Dogs Clip 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 Thursday, including the Milwaukee Milkmen beating the Kane County Cougars behind four homeruns and the Chicago Dogs clipping the Cleburne Railroaders. Plus, Pete Perez is sharp for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in a victory over the Kansas City Monarchs. This and much more.
RedHawks Batter RailCats
Correlle Prime homered and drove in five as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 16-6. Leobaldo Pina also homered in the contest as the duo combined for nine RBI, three runs scored and four hits. All nine players in the starting lineup had at least one hit, one run scored, and one RBI in the game for Fargo. Nick Novak drove in three. Gage Hinsz was solid for the RedHawks, allowing two earned runs in five innings of work.
The ruined a big night for Daniel Lingua, who was 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Lingua hit his second homer of the year. Ryan Cash drove in a pair of runs.
Milkmen Outslug Cougars
The Milwaukee Milkmen hit four homers, including the 24th of the season by Adam Brett Walker II, as the team outslugged the Kane County Cougars, 12-9. David Washington, Anibal Sierra, and Christ Conley also went deep for the Milkmen. Walker finished 4-6 with a run and four RBI. Both Sierra and Washington were 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ryan Zimmerman earned the victory, allowing three runs in seven innings.
This was a close 4-3 contest until Milwaukee scored seven in the sixth inning. It looked like the Milkmen would coast from there, but Kane County rallied for six in the ninth to pull within three before Takoda Metoxen was able to record the final out.
Mark Karaviotis had a big day for the Cougars, going 3-5 with three runs scored. Kacy Clemens and Brandon Chinea each drove in a pair of runs.
Perez, Goldeyes Hang on to Down Monarchs
Pete Perez allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Kansas City Monarchs, 3-2. Winnipeg took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth when Kevin Lachance tripled home Wes Darvill and scored on a single by Tyler Hill. Each team would score a run in the sixth and Kansas City added one more in the seventh but could not get the equalizer. Jose Jose came on in the ninth to close the door for his ninth save of the season.
Colin Willis drove in a run and scored a run for the Monarchs. Kansas City recorded just six hits.
Explorers Rally to Down Apollos
The Sioux City Explorers fell behind 4-1 before rallying for five unanswered runs on their way to a 6-5 victory. A three-run sixth inning helped get the team back into the contest, capped off by a two-run single by Lane Milligan. Jose Velez earned the victory out of the bullpen, and Max Kuhns closed off the game for his first save of the season.
The Apollos rapped out 13 hits led by Brian Dansereau who had two hits, scored two runs, and had an RBI. Ian Yetsko also had two hits, including a triple.
Jones Sharp in Dogs Victory over Railroaders
A.J. Jones allowed two runs in six innings as the Chicago Dogs defeated the Cleburne Railroaders, 3-2. The Railroaders scored two runs in the first inning, but Jones shut the door from there. Jeff Kinley came on to record his ninth save of the season. Danny Mars had three hits and Ryan Lidge and Harrison Smith each had two hits and an RBI.
Ramon Hernandez drove home both runs for Cleburne with his 15th homer of the season. Colton Pogue had two hits.
Lincoln Saltdogs Outslug Canaries
The Lincoln Saltdogs jumped out to an 8-1 lead then hung on, defeating the Sioux Falls Canaries, 9-8. Lincoln recorded 15 hits, including two from six different players. Justin Byrd was 2-6 with three runs scored and Curt Smith, David Vidal and Ryan Long each had two hits and two RBI. James Pugliese closed the contest out for his league leading 17th save.
Wyatt Ulrich had two hits and scored two runs. Mike Hart homered and scored two runs.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – A.J. Jones (Chicago Dogs) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
No. 2 – Correlle Prime (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 2-5, 2 R, HR, Double, 5 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
Sioux Falls Canaries IF Wyatt Ulrich continued his impressive streak, reaching base for the 45 straight game. He is 11 away from the league record…Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Jordan George reached base for 41 straight game, trailing only Ulrich. Teammate John Silviano extended his hitting streak to 25 straight games. He is four behind the league high this season, set by Ulrich…The Milwaukee Milkmen have won seven straight games. That is the second longest streak in the league this year. The Milkmen have won 10 straight games at home…The Gary SouthShore RailCats have lost nine straight games.
Chicago: Placed INF T.J. Bennett on the Injured List
Kansas City: Transferred the contract of LHP Carlos Diaz to Tijuana (Mexican League)
Winnipeg: Signed RHP Dylan Burns
By Robert Pannier