Barringer Dominates for Dogs, Culbreth Dominates for Canaries, Ramirez Shines for Goldeyes
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, Robert Pannier recaps the six games in the American Association on Sunday, including a trio of dominating starts by the Chicago Dogs Shane Barringer, the Winnipeg Goldeyes Luis Ramirez, and the Sioux Falls Canaries Ty Culberth. This and much more.
Ramirez Shines in Goldeyes Victory
Luis Ramirez allowed just one run in seven innings to lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 5-1 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs in the rubber match of their series. Lincoln scored their only run on the top of the second inning to tie the score at one, then Ramirez took over, tossing five consecutive shutout innings. Tasker Strobel came on in the eighth with two on and no one down, recording the final six outs for his fifth save of the season.
Winnipeg took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth inning when Hidekel Gonzalez led off the frame with his fourth homerun of the season. With two on and two down, Ian Sagdal drove home a run with an RBI single and Max Murphy followed with a base hit up the middle to drive home Eric Rivera to make it 4-1. The Goldeyes added one more run in the eighth which was more than enough support on this day.
Buddy Baumann struggled for Lincoln, allowing two earned runs on eight hits and four walks in 4.2 innings. Skyler Weber drove in the only run for Lincoln with his second homerun of the season. Rivera had three hits and scored two runs and Sagdal drove in two for the Goldeyes.
Winnipeg Goldeyes Recap by Steve Schuster
Smith Sparkles in Milkmen Victory
Myles Smith allowed two runs in 7.0 innings to lead the Milwaukee Milkmen to an 8-5 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The score was tied at one through four innings, but Milwaukee took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Chad Sedio doubled home Christ Conley to make it 2-1. An inning later, the Milkmen blew this game open, scoring four runs. Conley had the big hit of the inning, driving home two runs with a double. He later scored on a base hit by Sedio.
Milwaukee extended the lead to 8-2 in the bottom of the seventh when Keon Barnum hit his ninth homerun of the season, a two-run blast. However, the RedHawks scored a run in the top of the eighth and added two more in the ninth on a base hit up the middle by Manuel Boscan. That made it a three-run game, but Fargo-Moorhead could get no closer.
Sedio, Will Kengor and Aaron Hill each had two hits for the Milkmen. Sedio drove in two and Hill scored two runs. Boscan had three hits and an RBI and Drew Ward, Rymer Liriano, and Nick Novak each had two hits for the RedHawks.
Monarchs Rally Late to Down DockHounds
The Kansas City Monarchs in the Lake Country DockHounds were tied at two entering the top of the seventh inning. However, Kansas City scored three in the seventh, two in the eighth, and one of the ninth to earn an 8-2 victory. Casey Gillaspie delivered the big blow in the seventh, a three-run blast, his second of the year.
Jordan Martinson earned the victory, tossing four scoreless innings of relief, allowing zero hits while striking out six. Gillaspie finished 3-5 with two runs and three RBI. Joel Booker had two hits and scored two runs for the Monarchs.
Jake Snider hit his second homerun of the season for Lake Country. Aaron Takacs drove in the other run with an RBI double.
Kansas City Monarchs Recap by Jaxson Webb
Lake Country DockHounds Recap by Sam Matheny
Culbreth Dominates in Canaries Victory
Ty Culbreth allowed zero earned runs in 6.0 innings to help lead the Sioux Falls Canaries to a 3-1 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. Cleburne took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Chase Simpson, but a two-run double by Gavin LaValley in the bottom of the fourth put Sioux Falls on top for good. The Canaries added one more run in the bottom of the seventh when Jabari Henry hit his ninth homerun of the year.
That was plenty enough support for Culbreth, who allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four in earning his third victory of the season. Riley Ferrell came on in the ninth to close out the contest for his second save of the season. Ozzie Martinez had two hits for Sioux Falls.
Trevor Simms was a hardluck loser for Cleburne, allowing three runs in 7.0 innings. No Railroaders batter had more than one hit in the contest.
Barringer Tames Cougars in Dogs Victory
Shane Barringer allowed one run in 7.0 innings to help lead the Chicago Dogs to a 4-1 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Chicago broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third, as Michael Crouse blasted his second homerun of the season, a three-run shot. An inning later, the Dogs extended the lead to for when Connor Kopach doubled home Ryan Lidge.
Barringer was in complete command through the first six innings, holding Kane County off the scoreboard. However, in the seventh, Nick Anderson drove home Dylan Busby to break the shutout string. Barringer finished off the inning, leaving after allowing four hits and four walks while striking out five. Joe Cavallaro came on in the eighth inning, tossing two scoreless frames to earn his first save of the season.
Vance Worley took the loss, but pitched well for Kane County, allowing four runs in 6.0 innings. No player in the game had more than one hit.
RailCats-Explorers Washed Out
The contest between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and Sioux City Explorers was washed out because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a double-header when Sioux City visits Gary during the week of June 10-12. However, no date has been set as to which day in the three-game series the double-header will be played.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Shane Barringer (Chicago Dogs) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, ER, 5 K
No. 2 – Luis Ramirez (Winnipeg Goldeyes) 7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, ER, 7 K
No. 1 – Ty Culbreth (Kansas City Monarchs) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
American Association Daily Notes
The Chicago Dogs extended their winning streak to eight straight games, the second-longest streak in the American Association this season. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks won nine straight games from May 18-June 2… Chicago Dogs outfielder Charlie Tilson and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks IF Drew Ward each extended their consecutive on-base streak to 21 straight games on Sunday…
Sioux City: Placed C Mitch Ghelfi on the Inactive List retroactive to May 29; Signed LHP Tom Windle; Released RHP Jonah Smith.
Sioux Falls: Signed RHP Matthew Dunaway and RHP Michael Peterson; Released OF Cole Pengilly
Winnipeg: Activated RHP Landen Bourassa from the Inactive List
By Robert Pannier