Zimmerman, Zokan Sharp, Goldeyes Streak Ends – American Association Daily
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. In today’s edition of American Association Daily Recap, Robert Pannier recaps Thursday’s games in the American Association, including the Goldeyes splitting a double-header as their seven-game win streak is snapped and the St. Paul Saints taking the final contest in Sioux Falls.
Goldeyes-Dogs Split Double-Header
The Winnipeg Goldeyes extended their win streak to seven in the first half of a double-header with the Chicago Dogs, only to see it end in Game 2. Game 1 was the continuation of a suspended game from Wednesday. Brandon Compton had started for the Goldeyes, but came out after the extended delay. Kevin Hilton took over in the bottom of the second and was brilliant, allowing five hits and no runs in 5.1 innings to earn the win in the 7-1 victory.
Winnipeg hit three homers in the contest, including John Nester crushing his third of the year. He would homer in Game 2 as well. Darnell Sweeney hit his league leading seventh homer of the year and Logan Hill also went deep.
In Game 2, it was time for the Dogs to flex their muscles, as they clubbed four homeruns, including two by Victor Roache in the 13-8 victory. The fourth turned out to be the deciding frame as Chicago scored eight runs thanks in part to a two-run homer by Roache and a three-run shot by Tyler Ladendorf. Combined, Roache went 4-8 with two runs and four RBI in the two games.
Zokan Fan Nine is Canaries Victory, 5-4
Jake Zokan (3-1) allowed three runs and struck out nine in six innings in a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. Keaton Steele came on in the ninth for his 10th save of the season. Clint Coulter drove in two runs for Sioux Falls and Jabari Henry had two hits. Adam Walker had two hits for the Milkmen.
Saints Sail Over Redhawks, 5-2
After finding out his team was heading back home on Tuesday, Ryan Zimmerman (2-1) went out and allowed two runs in 5.2 innings to lead the St. Paul Saints to a 5-2 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The bullpen did the rest, tossing 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. Jameson McGrane came on in the ninth to earn his sixth save of the season. Josh Allen led the offense, recording two hits and driving in two.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes extended their winning streak to seven in the first game of a double-header with the Chicago Dogs on Thursday. That is the longest winning streak in the American Association this season. The streak was snapped in Game 2…The Canaries Clint Coulter extended his hitting streak to 14 games on Thursday. That is tied with Christian Ibarra for the longest streak in the league this year…Canaries infielder Alay Lago extended his on-base streak to 20 straight games, a league high…The St. Paul Saints will return to CHS Field as the state of Minnesota has given approval for the team to play before crowds.
By Robert Pannier