Cumpton Spectacular, Saints Rally – American Association Daily
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 of American Association Daily Recap, Robert Pannier recaps Friday’s great day in the American Association, as the St. Paul Saints rally for five runs in the ninth to defeat the Chicago Dogs and Brandon Cumpton is spectacular in the Goldeyes 2-1 victory.
Canaries Hang on to Edge RedHawks, 5-4
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but Keaton Steele was able to record the final out to preserve the 5-4 victory for the Sioux Falls Canaries. Trailing by a run, Sam Dexter led off with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice. Forrestt Allday then hit a hard grounder to second. Alay Lago came home to throw out Dexter. Correlle Prime followed with a double, moving Allday to third before Drew Ward was intentionally walked. That brought Leobaldo Pina to the plate, who popped out to end the game.
Jake Zokan earned the victory with 6.1 solid innings. Logan Landon had three hits and drove in a run. Prime had two hits and two RBI for the RedHawks.
Alexander, Allen Homer in Ninth to Lead Saints Rally, 6-3
The St. Paul Saints rallied from two down in the top of the ninth to defeat the Chicago Dogs, 6-3, thanks to two homers. With St. Paul trailing by a run, Josh Allen drilled his sixth homer of the year to put the Saints on top, 4-3. Alexander later hit his sixth homerun, a two-run shot to give the Saints a three-run lead. James McGrane came on in the bottom half of the inning to close out the game for his league leading 13th save.
Cumpton Contains Milkmen, Goldeyes Win, 2-1
Brandon Cumpton allowed one run in 7.1 innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes edged the Milwaukee Milkmen, 2-1. The only run Crumpton allowed came on Adam Walker’s 14th homer of the year. Kyle Martin hit his ninth homerun of the season for Winnipeg. Victor Capellan came on in the ninth to record his 11th save.
Drew Ward saw his hitting streak end at 21 straight games when he went 0-3 on Friday. He did extend his on-base streak to 22 consecutive games, drawing a pair of walks. That is the second longest streak this season, trailing Alay Lago’s 24 game streak…The RedHawks picked up LHP Kevin McGovern off waivers from the Goldeyes. The left-hander has been one of the most recognizable Goldeyes players, pitching for the team the last four years. He was 46-22 in Winnipeg.
Fargo-Moorhead: Released INF Alex Crosby; Claimed LHP Kevin McGovern off waivers from Winnipeg
Milwaukee: Released RHP Spencer Backstrom and INF Chase Simpson
St. Paul: Signed LHP Aaron Brown
Sioux Falls: Released RHP Casey Delgado
By Robert Pannier