RedHawks Sweep Double-Header, Explorers Rally in Ninth, Dogs Outslug Goldeyes
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 a great Monday in the American Association as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks sweep a double-header with the Gary Soutshore RailCats and the Sioux City Explorers score five run in the ninth to down the Milwaukee Milkmen. Plus, the Chicago Dogs outslug the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
RedHawks Sweep RailCats
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks swept a double-header with the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Monday, winning the opening contest 7-2, before earning a 3-1 victory in the night cap. Fargo opened the first game with three runs in the first two innings and never looked back. John Silviano hit his fourth homer of the season and finished with two RBI. Sam Dexter continues his hot start, going 2-3 with a run and an RBI and Dylan Kelly was also 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Gage Hinsz earned the victory, allowing one run on two hits in five innings.
Raymond Jones was a perfect 2-2 with a run scored for the RailCats.
In the second game, the RedHawks scored single runs in three different innings and Ryan Flores earned the victory with 2.1 innings of shutout relief. Blake Rogers earned his third save of the season. Silviano homered in this contest as well, his fifth of the season. Will Zimmerman went 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Zimmerman added his second homer of the year.
Jones had another big game, going 2-4 with an RBI. Trevor Lubking was solid for the RailCats, allowing three runs in seven innings while striking out 10.
Homers Power Dogs by Goldeyes
The Chicago Dogs homered four times to help the team power past the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 12-9. Johnny Adams homered for the sixth time this season, and Grant Kay, Cosimo Cannella, and Harrison Smith also went deep for the Dogs. Kay drove home four runs, and Adams and Smith each drove home three. Tyler Ferguson earned the victory with three shutout innings.
Max Murphy added his fifth homer of the year for Goldeyes, and four players drove in two runs apiece, including both Murphy and Kyle Martin. This was a wild affair that saw Winnipeg score three runs in the second and third innings. Chicago scored six in the fourth and three in both the sixth and seventh innings.
Five-Run Ninth Leads Explorers to 8-3 Victory
The Sioux City Explorers scored five runs in the nine inning to help power them past the Milwaukee Milkmen, 8-3. L.T. Tolbert put Sioux City on top for good with an RBI single and Jared Walker extended the lead to four with a two-run single. Walker finished with three hits and four RBI, including his sixth homer of the year, and Joseph Monge finished 3-3 with two runs and an RBI.
David Washington went 2-4 for Milwaukee, driving in two runs. He hit his fourth homerun of the season. Christian Correa hit his second homerun of the season.
The Sioux Falls Canaries and the Kansas City Monarchs contest was postponed because of rain. It will be made up on Tuesday as part of a double-header.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Grant Kay (Chicago Dogs) 2-5, R, 4 RBI, HR
No. 2 – John Silviano (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 3-7. Double, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
No. 1 – Jared Walker (Sioux City Explorers) 3-5, R, HR, 4 RBI, Double
American Association Daily Notes
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 1B Correlle Prime was named as the PURE Performance Player of the Week after hitting .522 for the team last week…Cleburne Railroaders RHP Michael Mariot was named as the PURE Performance Picture of the Week after going to-zero with a 0.65 ERA in two starts last week… Milwaukee Milkmen OF Adam Brett Walker saw his 10 game hitting streak come to an end when he went 0-4 against Sioux City on Monday. Alay Lago (Cleburne Railroaders) and Galli Cribbs (Kane County Cougars) each have nine game hitting streaks…The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks earned their fifth straight victory, tying them for the longest streak in the American Association this season.
By Robert Pannier