DockHounds Rally to Down Goldeyes
By Doug Greenwald, Winnipeg Goldeyes
OCONOMOWOC, WI – Lake Country DockHounds (6-13) first baseman Marcus Chiu’s bottom of the ninth single sealed a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-11) on Friday night at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park. The Goldeyes are on a season-high four-game losing streak.
Winnipeg jumped to a 4-1 lead after three innings. Designated hitter Dayson Croes for the third straight contest extended his hitting streak leading off the game. He’s hit safely in 16 straight games. On Friday, he had four hits, the most for a Winnipeg player this season. Croes’ second inning hit was an RBI single. First baseman Tommy McCarthy had an RBI double in the first while third baseman Keith Torres and center fielder Tra Holmes each had RBI singles in the third.
Goldeyes starter Joey Matulovich lasted five innings (the most for him this year). He allowed eight hits, three runs (two earned), walked three and fanned five. He remains 0-2.
Samuel Adames (0-1) faced two batters in the ninth. The Chiu hit was after a leadoff ground rule double by Lake Country shortstop Demetrius Sims and a passed ball by Winnipeg catcher Hidekel Gonzalez.
DockHounds starter Adam Hartman gave up four runs (all earned) in seven innings, 11 hits, no walks and struck out six. Jojanse Torres (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the win.
The teams reconvene on Saturday night at 6:05. Right-hander Luis Ramirez (2-1) will be the probable for Winnipeg against Lake Country righty Nick Herold (2-1).
Winnipeg returns home to Shaw Park Tuesday June, 6 against the Chicago Dogs.
For information on Goldeyes season tickets, group outings, and 10-game mini packs, visit the team’s official website Goldeyes.com.
Winnipeg is 2-8 on the road and 3-4 in one-run games.
Croes’ average jumped from .362 to .392
Gonzalez snapped an 0-10 drought with a single
The teams combined for 28 hits, 24 were singles. Winnipeg had 13 hits to Lake Country’s 15
Goldeyes third base coach Amos Ramon was ejected one batter into the game by plate umpire/crew chief Clay Park. He’s the first Goldeye (coach or player) ejected this season. Manager Greg Tagert took the reins as third base coach
Winnipeg left fielder Brynn Martinez threw out two runners trying to score