Six-Run Fourth Sends Goldeyes to Defeat
WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (50-49) lost 9-3 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Shaw Park on Monday afternoon.
The RedHawks (61-38) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-out, RBI single from Carson McCurdy.
Kevin Lachance singled leading off the bottom of the second, took second on a single through the left side from Logan Hill, and advanced to third when Austin Rei Walked. Two batters later, Tyler Hill beat out a fielder’s choice on a potential inning-ending double play ball to score Lachance with the tying run.
Wes Darvill led off the bottom of the third with a double to right, and scored the go-ahead run on a two-out, RBI infield single from Deon Stafford.
Fargo-Moorhead answered back with a six-run top of the fourth. Carson McCurdy doubled home Ed Reichenbach to tie the game, and scored on an RBI single from Mitch Piatnik to make it 3-2 RedHawks. Sam Troyer drew a bases-loaded walk, while Marshall Rich scored on a wild pitch. Nick Novak beat out an RBI infield single, and the RedHawks made it 7-2 on a Jacob Bockelie RBI fielder’s choice.
The RedHawks made it 9-2 on a solo home run from Sam Troyer in the eighth, and a solo shot from Bockelie leading off the ninth.
Kyle Martin provided the game’s final margin with a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth which ran his American Association record RBI total to 106.
RedHawks’ starter Austin Ver Steeg (3-3) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in five and one-third innings. Ver Steeg walked three and struck out two.
Eduard Reyes (7-9) started for the Goldeyes and took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on five hits in three-plus innings. Reyes walked three and struck out four.
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