Six-Run Third Too Much for Goldeyes to Overcome
FARGO, ND – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (15-21) lost 11-3 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Newman Outdoor Field on Tuesday night.
Fargo-Moorhead (22-17) took control of the game with a six-run bottom of the second. Sam Dexter doubled to left-centre leading off and took third when Alex Boxwell reached on a bunt single along the third base line. Manuel Boscan lined a sacrifice fly to centre that scored Dexter with the game’s first run. After Kevin Krause singled through the left side, Leobaldo Pina flied out to right, advancing Boxwell to third. Correlle Prime’s groundball single through the right side plated Boxwell, while Jordan George hit a three-run home run to right. John Silviano doubled to right-centre and came home with the RedHawks’ sixth run on a single to right-centre from Dylan Kelly.
The Goldeyes pulled within 6-1 in the top of the sixth. Max Murphy drew a leadoff walk and scored from first when Kyle Martin doubled to left-centre.
The RedHawks opened a 9-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh on a Pina RBI groundout and a Prime two-run single.
In the top of the eighth, Raul Navarro hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to plate Tyler Hill and Jay Gonzalez to slice the deficit to 9-3.
Fargo-Moorhead responded with two runs in the bottom half on back-to-back sacrifice flies from Boscan and Krause.
Logan Nissen (2-3) started for the RedHawks and picked up the win, allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings. Nissen walked three and struck out two.
Joey Gonzalez (2-3) started for the Goldeyes and took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits over six-plus innings. Gonzalez walked two and struck out four.
The Goldeyes and RedHawks continue their series Wednesday night at 7:02 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes will continue to monitor the reopening of the Canada/US border and assess a potential return to Shaw Park in 2021.
In the coming weeks, Winnipeg Goldeyes staff will contact ticket holders with more information and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.