Roskam Homers, Brown Gem Propel Saltdogs Past Goldeyes
By Michael Dixon, Lincoln Saltdogs
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – C Luke Roskam hit two homers, LHP Tanner Brown had a quality start, and the ‘Dogs beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 7-1 in the series opener on Tuesday night at Shaw Park.
Roskam’s first homer came in the 5th, a three-run shot that gave Lincoln (16-17) a 3-1 lead after the Goldeyes (13-21) had scored first on an RBI double from RF Max Murphy in the 3rd inning.
The ‘Dogs scored three more times in the 5th. SS Drew Devine hit a sacrifice fly and 1B Yanio Perez hit a two-run double to make it 6-1.
That was plenty of support for Brown, who allowed just one run over 6 and 2/3 innings to pick up his first win as a ‘Dog. He gave up three hits with five walks and six strikeouts.
Roskam’s second homer was a solo shot in the 8th inning and the ‘Dogs picked up a ninth win when trailing this season.
Perez, Roskam and Perez each had multi-hit games while Roskam had four-plus RBIs for the second time this season. DH Zane Zurbrugg singled to extend his hitting streak to eight games.
RHP Nic Laio pitched 1 and 1/3 innings scoreless and RHP Carson Lance tossed a scoreless 9th inning.
The ‘Dogs have now won eight of their last 10 games and with the win are just one game below .500.
The series continues Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and pregame coverage begins at 6:05 on KFOR FM 101.5/1240 AM.
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