Six Run Third Sinks Goldeyes in Lincoln
LINCOLN, NE – The Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes (32-35) by a score of 10-5 at Haymarket Park Sunday afternoon.
For the third time in as many games, the Goldeyes opened the scoring when Logan Hill lined a single to centre field with two out in the top of the first inning to score Tyler Hill.
Lincoln (35-32) responded with two runs of their own in their first at-bat. First Forrestt Allday scored on Curt Smith’s sacrifice fly to right field to tie the game, then Ryan Long doubled to right field to drive in Josh Altmann and give the Saltdogs a 2-1 lead.
Zak Taylor scored on a fielding error in the second inning as Lincoln went ahead 3-1.
The Saltdogs scored six times in the bottom of the third inning to break the game open and take a 9-1 lead. Three home runs by David Vidal, Skyler Weber, and Justin Byrd accounting for all the runs.
Winnipeg got a run back in the top of the fourth inning when Dakota Conners singled to right field to plate Wes Darvill.
Byrd singled to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning driving home Taylor, giving Lincoln a 10-2 lead.
The Goldeyes added two runs in their half of the seventh inning. Tyler Hill scored on a wild pitch before Kyle Martin singled to left-centre field to bring Kevin Lachance around and cut the Saltdogs’ lead to 10-4.
Martin again drove Lachance in with a ninth inning double that made the score 10-5 Lincoln.
Starter Eduard Reyes (5-7) was charged with the loss for Winnipeg. He allowed nine runs on seven hits over three innings of work. Greg Minier (6-1) started for Lincoln and earned the victory. He scattered eight hits over six innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out eight batters.
The Goldeyes now return home to Winnipeg for the first time since September 2, 2019 for a six-game homestand that starts Tuesday against the Sioux City Explorers. First pitch from Shaw Park is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and all the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca.
Advanced tickets are on sale now by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. For more information about the Goldeyes’ 2021 remaining schedule, ticket options, and the Goldeyes’ comprehensive COVID-19 readiness plan, visit www.goldeyes.com.