American Association Daily Recap: July 20, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for July 19, 2019. There were seven games in the league on Saturday, including the Chicago Dogs sweeping a double-header from the Gary Southshore RailCats and the Texas AirHogs winning their third straight game.
Daily Recaps: July 20, 2019
Dogs Sweep Double-Header from RailCats
The red hot Chicago Dogs continued their roll on Saturday, sweeping a double-header from the Gary Southshore RailCats. Jordan Dean, Keon Barnum, and Victor Roache each homered in the first contest, backing Jake Dahlberg (5-3) who struck out nine in seven innings.
Wes Torrez starred in Game 2, going the distance on the complete game shutout for his first win for the Dogs. Torrez did not walk a batter while striking out six. He outdueled Trevor Lubking, who allowed five hits and two runs in going the distance.
Medina Shines, Saints Down RedHawks 4-3
The St. Paul Saints moved back into sole possession of first place thanks to a gem by Eddie Medina, who allowed one run in 7.1 innings to earn the victory. John Silviano led the offense with three hits, including a two run homer. The RedHawks did rally with two in the ninth before Todd Van Steensel closed the door.
Gillies Gem Leads Railroaders, 5-2
Charlie Gillies allowed a run in seven innings to lead the Cleburne Railroaders to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. All five runs for Cleburne came in the seventh. KC Huth and Nick Rotola each drove in a pair of runs in the frame.
Miscues Help AirHogs Earn Walk-Off Win
Five errors by the Lincoln Saltdogs helped the Texas AirHogs earn a walk-off victory in 11, 4-3. In the 11th, Javion Randle walked to start the frame before Matt Dean singled. With one down, Luo Jinjun grounded down to the third baseman, who bobbled the ball. That allowed Luo to reach and the winning run to score to give the AirHogs their third straight win. Travis Ballew allowed one hit in six innings for the AirHogs.
Explorers Rally to Down Canaries, 4-3
The Sioux City Explorers twice overcame deficits to down the Sioux Falls Canaries, 4-3. The Explorers bullpen led the way, allowing one run in 5.1 innings. Nate Samson was 4-4 with two runs and an RBI.
Goldeyes Skewer T-Bones, 13-2
A six run first inning was more than enough for starter Mitch Lambson, as the Winnipeg Goldeyes battered the Kansas City T-Bones, 13-2. Dominic Ficociello homered twice and he and Kyle Martin each drove in four runs. That was more than enough support for Mitch Lambson, who allowed two runs in seven innings for his seventh win of the season.
American Association Notes
The Cleburne Railroaders won their sixth straight game on Saturday. The Texas AirHogs extended their winning streak to three games, their longest of the season…The Lincoln Saltdogs have lost seven in a row…The Chicago Dogs David Olmedo-Barrera extended his hitting streak to 20 games. He trails Leobaldo Pina by one for the longest hitting streak this season.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Placed LHP Seth Hougesen on the Disabled List retroactive to July 19 and activated OF John Price Jr. from the Inactive List; signed LHP Tasker Strobel
By Robert Pannier