Charle Rosario, the Long Ball Help Goldeyes to 5-2 Victory
The Winnipeg Goldeyes sent left-hander Charle Rosario to the hill Wednesday night, making his second start since joining the Goldeyes. He tossed a one-hitter in his debut, and looked nearly as invisible against the St. Paul Saints, allowing just one-earned run in 7-innings to lead his team to the 5-2 victory. David Rohm had the big blow in the game, a three-run homer, and Mason Katz produced the other two-runs with a two-run shot.
This was a scoreless affair through the first two frames, but in the third St. Paul took the lead against Rosario. The Winnipeg starter retired the first two batters of the inning, but Mitch Delfino kept the idea alive with a single to center. He then stole second with Nate Hanson at the plate. Hanson followed with a base hit into right field. The throw home was cut off, allowing Delfino to score, but Hanson was thrown out trying to take the extra base to end the inning.
An inning later, the Saints extended their lead to two. Anthony Gallas reached on an error with one down. He then stole second and scored when Tony Thomas singled into left field to make it 2-0.
Jason Hoppe was pitching a great game for the St. Paul Saints. He gave up lone singles in the first and second before retiring 10 in a row. Hoppe retired the first two batters of the fifth inning but Wes Darvill kept the inning alive with a base hit. Next up was Mason Katz, who drilled his 13th homer of the season to tie the score at two. Jordan Ebert walked on four-pitches following the homer before Andrew Sohn singled into right field. The next pitch that Hoppe threw David Rohm drilled for a three-run homer to put Winnipeg ahead 5-2. That was his fourth homer of the year.
That would be all the scoring in the contest. Following the two early runs, Charle Rosario (9-5) was brilliant. The left-hander allowed 8-hits and one-earned run in 7-innnings of work. He struck out 7. Since joining the Goldeyes, Rosario has now allowed just one-earned run in 14-innings pitched.
David Rohm finished 1-3 with a run and 3-RBI. Wes Darvill and Josh Romanski each had 2-hits. Brady Shoemaker had 3-hits for St. Paul.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes go for the sweep tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.
By Robert Pannier