American Association Daily Recap: June 8, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for June 8, 2019. The highlights include Eddie Medina setting a St. Paul Saints franchise record and the Texas AirHogs shutting out the Lincoln Saltdogs.
Daily Recaps: June 8, 2019
Ballew, Stutzman Combine to Blank Saltdogs
Travis Ballew tossed four shutout innings, and Sean Stutzman completed the rest as the Texas AirHogs blanked the Lincoln Saltdogs 4-0. After giving up seven total runs in his last 11.2 innings pitched, Stutzman was outstanding, allowing just two hits to earn his second victory of the season. Jonathan Moroney had 2 hits, drove in a run and scored another.
Medina Continues Streak, Saints Pound Milkmen
Eddie Media tossed five scoreless innings, extending his scoreless innings streak to 31.1 innings, a new St. Paul Saints franchise record, as the Saints downed the Milwaukee Milkmen, 14-2. Medina allowed 2 hits in 5 innings in his first start since tossing a no-hitter. St. Paul blew this game open with five runs in the fourth inning led by Burt Reynolds, who had 4 RBI.
Explorers Hang on to Down RedHawks
The Sioux City Explorers took a 7-3 lead through three innings on Saturday, only to see the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks battle back to pull within one. However, they could get no closer, as Matt Pobereyko came on in the ninth to shut the door on the Explorers 8-7 victory. Michael Lang led the offense with 3 hits and 2 RBI. Cordelle Prime had a homer and 4 RBI for Fargo.
Hill Controls ‘Cats, Canaries Soar 12-4
The Sioux Falls Canaries got seven outstanding innings from Kevin Taylor as they downed the Gary Southshore RailCats, 12-4. Kevin Taylor and Brett Vertigan each drove in three runs for Sioux Falls and the heart of the Canaries order was 12-23 with 8 runs scored and 7 RBI.
T-Bones Slip Past Dogs, 6-5
The Kansas City T-Bones used a four run sixth inning to erase a 4-2 deficit on their way to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Dogs. Ramsay Romano had a two run single that gave Kansas City the lead and Dylan Tice returned to drive in a run with an RBI triple, driving in what would become the winning run. Jackson Lowery closed out the game for his first save. Jordan Dean had three hits for Chicago.
The Cleburne Railroaders and the Winnipeg Goldeyes were rained out. Their contest will be made up as part of a double-header on Sunday.
American Association Notes
Since giving up four runs in the first inning of opening night, St. Paul Saints right-hander Eddie Medina has gone 31.1 innings without allowing a run. That is a new franchise record…The Lincoln Saltdogs drew 7,887 fans on Saturday night. That fell just 92 short of the franchise record set on June 23, 2001, the team’s first season…Kansas City T-Bones infielder Ramsey Romano is on a seven-game hitting streak.
By Robert Pannier