Bourassa, Strobel Blank RedHawks
Photo Credit: Hayden Austin
FARGO, ND – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (26-23) defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 1-0 at Newman Outdoor Field Thursday afternoon to take the three-game series between the two clubs.
It was the 30th 1-0 game in franchise history and the 15th time Winnipeg has won by such a margin.
The Goldeyes broke the scoreless tie in the top of the eighth inning when rookie Justin Thompson hit a leadoff triple then came home one batter later on a passed ball.
Tasker Strobel entered the game in the bottom of the inning in relief of starter Landen Bourassa and recorded the final five outs to pull into a tie for the league lead with his 14th save of the season.
Strobel stranded the tying run at third base in the eighth, then benefitted from a potentially game-saving double play started by third baseman Ian Sagdal in the ninth inning before striking out Evan Alexander with runners at first and second to end the ballgame.
Bourassa (2-1) earned the victory, working seven-and-one-third innings and allowing just five hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. The Lethbridge, Alberta native retired nine straight batters between the fourth and seventh innings and allowed just two baserunners over the first six.
Kevin McGovern (6-2) started for Fargo-Moorhead (34-15) and was charged with the loss. He departed the game in the seventh inning after Thompson’s triple, having given up one run on just three hits while striking out six and walking two.
The Goldeyes return to Shaw Park Friday to host the Sioux City Explorers at 6:30 p.m. in what will be their final series before the All-Star break. Freisis Adames (4-3, 6.17) will start for Winnipeg while Sioux City has not announced their rotation. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at cjnu.ca.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2022 season tickets, group outings, and 10-game mini packs, visit the Goldeyes’ official website at Goldeyes.com.