Canaries Dominate, Dogs End Skid, Railroaders Rally
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, Rob Pannier recaps six great games in the American Association on Wednesday, including the Sioux Falls Canaries crushing the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the Cleburne Railroaders edge the Milwaukee Milkmen, and the Chicago Dogs snap their losing streak.
Game Recaps for Wednesday
Canaries Destroy Goldeyes
The Sioux Falls Canaries were dominant in all aspects of the game, producing 24 hits and getting six outstanding innings from Mitchell Walters as they crushed the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 19-0. Walters allowed just one hit and the Canaries staff allowed two total hits to the Goldeyes in the best pitching performance of the season for Sioux Falls.
Meanwhile, the offense was on fire, as every player in the starting lineup had at least one hit. The Canaries took control of this game from the start, scoring four runs in the second and third innings, then adding five in both the fifth and sixth. Sioux Falls added one more in the eighth to close out the scoring. Darnell Sweeney had four hits, scored three times, and added five RBI, and Mike Hart had three hits, including two homers, and both scored and drove in three. Welington Dotel also had four hits and drove in three.
Chicago Dogs End Skid
The Chicago Dogs ended their 10 game losing streak on Wednesday, scoring two runs in the bottom of the 10th to earn the 9-8 walk-off victory over the Kane County Cougars. Chicago took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and led by seven at one point, but Kane County battled back to score six in the eighth and tied the score in the ninth. The Cougars took a one-run lead in the 10th but Chicago battled back to avoid their 11th straight loss.
The Dogs were rolling early, scoring five in the first on just four hits. Three runs came home without a hit being scored when Josh Altmann was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Nick Heath and Luke Mangieri both drew bases loaded walks. Michael Falsetti then delivered a two-run double. Mangieri added a solo homer in the fifth and he added a run scoring single in the seventh to extend the lead to seven.
Nick Green had dominated, allowing just five hits in seven scoreless frames. However, he came out in the eighth and the Cougars rallied, scoring six in the inning. Kane County sent 12 men to the plate as Jonah Davis hit a two run single and Gio Brusa delivered a pinch hit, two-run double. J.D. Osborne and Josh Allen each drove home a run with singles. Davis tied the score in the ninth with his sixth homer of the year. In the 1oth, Kane County took the lead, but Jesus Lujano tied the score with an RBI single and an error by Daniel Bies allowed the winning run to come home.
Lujano had three hits and Mangieri was 2-3 with a run and three RBI. Davis was 3-5 with two runs scored and three RBI for Kane County.
Railroaders Rally to Down Milkmen
The Cleburne Railroaders trailed by two, but scored single runs in the sixth and the seventh to tie the score, then scored two in the eighth to defeat the Milwaukee Milkmen, 6-4. Cleburne hit three home runs in the contest, including the 12th of the season by Jose Sermo. Mark Karaviotis and Guillermo Quintana each hit two run homers.
The Railroaders took the lead in the bottom of the second on a two-run blast by Quintana, his sixth of the season, making it 2-1. However, Milwaukee responded right away, scoring three runs in the top of the third. Justin Williams hit into a fielder’s choice that tied the score and Drew Ward hit a sacrifice fly that put the Milkmen on top. An RBI double by Cam Redding made it 4-2.
The lead held until the sixth when Sermo led off with a solo homer. An inning later, a single by Alex Jackson singled to tie the score and the Railroaders jumped on top when Karaviotis drilled a two-run home run, his sixth of the year to put the Railroaders on top for good. That made a winner of Brandon Bell, who tossed a scoreless frame.
Lingua Helps Lead RailCats Comeback
Daniel Lingua had two hits, including his fourth homer of the year, and scored three times to lead the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 9-6 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. The RailCats trailed early, but scored four in the fourth and never looked back. That made a winner of Julio Vivas while DJ Wilkinson earned the save.
Trailing by two, Gary SouthShore scored four in the fourth thanks to a run scoring double by Jesus Marriaga and RBI singles by LG Castillo and Victor Nova. Will Decker added a sacrifice fly. Jack Kelly hit a solo homer in the bottom half of the frame and the teams each scored a run in the fifth, but the RailCats began to pull away in the seventh. Both teams scored two runs in the ninth.
Gio Diaz, Francisco Del Valle, and Marriaga each had two hits for the RailCats. Daniel Perez was 3-4 for Sioux City and Wilfredo Gimenez had two RBI.
Fargas Powers Monarchs Past Monarchs
Johneshwy Fargas homered and drove in five as the Kansas City Monarchs defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 8-5. Kansas City took the lead in the first, scoring twice and extended their lead to three in the fourth. The Monarchs offense continued to produce runs, scoring once in the seventh and twice in the eighth.
Cody Deason allowed two runs in five innings and Patrick Weigel closed out the game for his second save of the season. Kevin McGovern took the loss. Fargas finished 3-5 with a run and five RBI and Justin Wylie went 3-4 with three runs scored. Evan Alexander was 2-2 with a run scored and two RBI for Fargo-Moorhead.
DockHounds Win in 10
The Lake Country DockHounds continue to get good pitching, holding the Lincoln Saltdogs to just two runs before winning 4-2 in 10 innings. Conor Fisk had his second straight outstanding outing, allowing no runs in six innings. He would not be around for the finale however, as Jojanse Torres earned the victory and Augie Voigt came on for his first save of the year.
The DockHounds took the lead in the first when Blake Tiberi led off the contest with his second homer of the year. The lead became two on a passed ball in the fourth. The Saltdogs had no answers for Fisk, but he left in the seventh and Lincoln cut the deficit in half on a bases loaded walk to Luke Roskam. In the ninth, Will Kengor hit a sacrifice fly to knot the score, but Demetrius Sims put Lake Country on top for good, drilling a two-run homer in the top of the 10th.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Nick Green (Chicago Dogs) 7.0 IP, 5 H, BB, 8 K
No. 2 – Mike Hart (Sioux Falls Canaries) 3-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR
No. 1 – Darnell Sweeney (Sioux Falls Canaries) 4-6, 3 R, HR, Double, 5 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
Winnipeg Goldeyes 3B Dayson Croes saw his 25-game hitting streak come to an end on Wednesday when he went 0-4. His streak is the longest in the American Association this season… Cleburne Railroaders 1B Jose Sermo hit his league leading 12th home run of the season.
Fargo-Moorhead: Signed RHP Garrett Alexander
Lincoln: Signed C Marshal Awtry and INF Carson Maxwell
Sioux Falls: Signed C Shamoy Christopher, INF Carson Clowers, RHP Matt Gill and RHP Seth Miller
American Association Stories at Minor League Sports Report
By Robert Pannier