Canaries Thrash Apollos, Explorers Muzzle Saltdogs, RedHawks 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, Robert Pannier recaps a busy Friday in the American Association as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rallied for three runs over the final two innings to defeat the Kane County Cougars and the Sioux Falls Canaries thrashed the Houston Apollos. Plus, the Sioux City Explorers down Lincoln and the Kansas City Monarchs win big in Texas. This and much more.
RedHawks Rally to Down Cougars
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks scored three runs over the final two innings on their way to a 5-3 victory over the King County Cougars on Friday evening. The RedHawks took the lead in the top of the eighth inning on a two-run homer by John Silviano, his second homer of the game. The Cougars pulled within one in the bottom half of the inning, but Dylan Kelly extended the two-run lead with his first homer of the year in the top of the ninth. Michael Hope earned the victory with his scoreless inning of relief and Blake Rogers recorded his fourth save of the season.
Nick Zammarelli and Nick Santoro each had three hits for Kane County. Josh Tols was outstanding, allowing two runs in 7.1 innings pitched, earning the no decision.
Milkmen Hang on to Down Goldeyes
The Milwaukee Milkmen took a 9-2 lead, then hung on to defeat the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 9-7. Adam Brett Walker had three hits and drove in two runs and Aaron Hill and Christ Conley each homered for the Milkmen. David Washington also drove in a pair of runs for the Milkmen. Every player but Brett Vertigan in the Milwaukee lineup had at least one hit in the game.
Winnipeg got three RBIs from Kyle Martin and Kevin Lachance drove in a pair. Darren Seferina had three hits and scored two runs.
RailCats Edge Dogs
The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning and that proved to be the difference as they defeated the Chicago Dogs, 6-3. Thomas Walraven went 3-5 with the runs scored and two RBI, hitting his second homer of the year. Phil Caufield scored two runs and drove in a pair for the RailCats.
The Dogs got two hits and two RBI from Anfernee Grier. Danny Mars and Ryan Lidge each had two hits for Chicago as well.
Monarchs Derail Railroaders
The Kansas City Monarchs broke open a close one run game with five runs over the final two frames on their way to a 7-1 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. Jan Hernandez had a big night, going 4-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Casey Gillaspie drove home a pair of runs and Eric Stout was outstanding, allowing one run on three hits in six innings. Stout struck out seven.
No Railroaders hitter had more than one hit the contest. Tyler Ryan hit his second homer of the year. Austin Fairchild was a hard luck loser, allowing one earned run in six innings of work.
Clare, Tolbert Lead Explorers Thrashing of Saltdogs
Chris Clare and L.T. Tolbert each drove in four runs for the Sioux City Explorers, as they pounded the Lincoln Saltdogs, 15-4. Every player in the Sioux City lineup had at least one hit except Joseph Monge. Clare and Chase Harris each had four hits and three runs scored in the contest. Jose Sermo and Clare both hit home runs in the contest. Zach Hedges earned the victory and Joe Riley earned the save with four shutout innings of relief.
David Vidal hit his first homerun of the season for Lincoln. Patrick Adams was a perfect 2-2 with two walks.
Canaries Set Marks in Crushing of Houston
The Sioux Falls Canaries set a season-high for runs scored as they down the Houston Apollos, 18-6. A five run first, four-run fourth, and six run fifth proved to be far too much for Houston to overcome. Logan Landon had a huge evening, going 5-6 with two runs scored, and four RBI. The five hits tied a season-high in the American Association. Trey Michalczewski also drove in four for Sioux Falls. Angel Ventura earned the victory and Colby Wyatt tossed the final three innings to earn his first save of the season.
Blake Berry continues his hot start to the season, going 2-4 with two runs driven in. He hit his third homer of the season. Taylor Zeutenhorst had two hits and homered for Houston.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Chris Clare (Sioux City Explorers) 4-6, 3 R, 4 RBI, HR, Triple
No. 2 – John Silviano (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
No. 1 – Logan Landon (Sioux Falls Canaries) 5-6, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 Doubles
American Association Daily Notes
The 18 runs scored by the Sioux Falls Canaries on Friday was the most in the American Association this season. That topped the 17 scored by Fargo-Moorhead against Chicago on May 26 and equaled by Kane County against Winnipeg on May 29… Lincoln Saltdogs IF Josh Altmann saw his 10-game hitting streak come to an end on Friday evening. That is tied for the second-longest streak in the American Association this season… Chicago Dogs OF Brennan Metzger saw his streak of reaching base end at 16 games. Metzger had reached base in every one of the Dogs first 16 games.
Gary SouthShore: Removed OF Zach Welz from the Injured List and placed him on the Inactive List retroactive to May 24; Placed OF Billy Cooke on the Inactive List retroactive to May 30; Placed RHP Nick Garcia on the Injured List retroactive to May 27; Signed RHP Gregory Duncan; Reinstated OF Jesus Marriaga to the active roster.
Kane County: Placed RHP Jamal Wade on the Inactive List retroactive to June 3; Signed RHP Christian DeLeon
Kansas City: Released INF Will Kengor and RHP Kevin Lenik
Milwaukee: Traded RHP Jake Matthys and RHP Ryan Newell to Kansas City for INF Anibal Sierra
Sioux City: Traded RHP Samson Abernathy to Evansville (Frontier League) for a player to be named later
Sioux Falls: Released C Patrick Arndt and INF Nate Etheridge
Winnipeg: Released RHP Justin Watland
By Robert Pannier