Dogs Down Railroaders, Saltdogs Blank RedHawks, Cuello Dominates
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 the six games in the American Association on Wednesday, including the Kansas City Monarchs Downing the Milwaukee Milkmen in a slugfest, the Lincoln Saltdogs shut out the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, and the Chicago Dogs continue to roll.
Game Recaps for Wednesday
Monarchs Reign in Slugfest
The Kansas City Monarchs scored two runs in four consecutive innings, but needed a three run eighth inning to earn an 11-10 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. This game was tied at eight entering the bottom of the eighth, but Kansas City took the lead for good, then held on in the ninth.
The Milkmen held a one run lead heading in the bottom of the second thanks to a Gabriel Cancel home run, his second of the season. The Monarchs responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame, but Milwaukee put up five more in the top of the third. Roy Morales delivered an RBI single and Cancel drilled a three-run homer, his second home run of the day. Justin Williams followed with a solo shot, his first home run of the year.
Kansas City then began to chip away, scoring two runs in each of the next three frames, giving the club an 8-6 lead. Milwaukee put up single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to tie the score once again, but the Monarchs took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth. Johneshwy Fargas hit his first home run of the season and Chris Herrmann delivered a two-run shot, his fourth of the year. Milwaukee rallied for two in the ninth, but left the tying run at second base.
Patrick Weigel earned the victory in relief and Jack Mahoney took the loss. Fargas finished 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Cancel was 3-5 with three runs scored and five RBI for the Milkmen.
Kansas City Monarchs Recap by Nolan Brooks
Arias, Keenan Blank RedHawks
Abdallah Arias tossed five scoreless innings and Zach Keenan completed the shutout, tossing four shutout frames of his own as the Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 8-0. Arias allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four to earn his first victory of the season. Keenan earned the save, allowing four hits over the remaining four innings.
Lincoln took the lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI double by Nick Anderson and a single by Luke Roskam. In the fifth, the Saltdogs added two more runs as Drew Devine plated Aaron Takacs with a double and Matt Goodheart came home on a sacrifice fly by Cam Touchette. Anderson homered with one down in the sixth, and Yanio Perez completed the scoring in the bottom of the eighth, drilling a three-run homer, his first of the year.
Roskam finished with three hits and Anderson was 2-3, with three runs scored and two RBI. Devine had three hits. Manuel Boscan and Alec Olund had two hits for the RedHawks.
Lincoln Saltdogs Recap by Michael Dixon
Dogs Remain Hot, Down Railroaders
The Chicago Dogs won their eighth game out of their last 10, routing the Cleburne Railroaders, 13-5. Chicago broke open a two-run advantage with four runs in the sixth and five more in the eighth. Jake Dahlberg (2-1) earned his second victory of the season, allowing two unearned runs in 5.1 innings.
Brennan Metzger led off the game with a home run, and the Dogs extended their lead to four in the third. Mark Karaviotis cut the deficit to two when he hit his third home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth. However, Chicago took a commanding lead in the top of the sixth, scoring four runs on five hits. RBI singles by Luke Mangieri and Jesus Lujano brought home the first two runs of the inning, and Matt Bottcher capped off the frame with a two-run double. Cleburne scored three in the bottom of the seventh, but the Dogs put this game away in the eighth, scoring five more runs.
Metzger finished 3-5 with two runs scored and three RBI and Josh Altmann had three hits and drove in two. Delino DeShields and Brian Klein each had two hits for the Railroaders.
Chicago Dogs Recap by Sam Brief
Canaries Win on Error in 10th
Tyler Ryan came home with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Sioux Falls Canaries a 3-2 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. This was a great battle between the two clubs’ pitching staff.
Mitchell Verburg started for Sioux City, and went four innings, allowing a single run. Neil Lang allowed one run on three hits in six innings for Sioux Falls. The Explorers took the lead in the top of the second on an RBI double by Kyle Kasser. Sioux Falls tied the score in the bottom of the third when Wyatt Ulrich led off with a double, stole third, and scored on a Welington Dotel single. The Canaries took the lead in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Jabari Henry, but Sioux City tied the game when Jack Sanford singled home Matt Lloyd in the top of the eighth. That sent the game to the 10th where Sioux Falls loaded the bases before an error by Lloyd brought home the winning run.
Bret Barnett earned the victory, tossing a scoreless inning of relief. Dotel and Trevor Achenbach each had two hits for the Canaries.
Sioux City Explorers Recap by Dan Vaughan Jr. and Austin Thomas
Sioux Falls Canaries Recap by Tanner Hoops
Cuelo Dominates in RailCats Victory
Edward Cuello allowed just one hit in six innings as the Gary SouthShore RailCats defeated the Lake Country DockHounds, 6-2. Gary SouthShore opened the contest with six unanswered runs, scoring three in the second, and adding single runs in the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings.
In the second, Victor Nova drilled a three-run homer, his second of the year. Emmanuel Tapia added an RBI double in the fifth, and Jesus Marriaga drove home Michael Woodworth with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Gio Diaz completed the scoring with a fielder’s choice that brought home Nova in the eighth. Nova finished 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBI. He also walked twice.
That was more than enough support for Cuello, who allowed one hit and one walk in six innings. The RailCats starter struck out four.
Gary SouthShore RailCats Recap by Ryan Zimmerman
Goldeyes Down Cougars in 10
For the second straight night, the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Kane County Cougars in the 10th inning, this time winning 5-4. A night after winning 3-2 in 10, the Goldeyes rallied from a three-run deficit, scoring a run in the fifth and adding two more in the seventh before winning the game in walk-off fashion.
Kane County took the lead, scoring two runs in both the third and fourth innings. Jacob Bockelie led the comeback, doubling twice in the contest and driving in two runs. In the 10th, a wild pitch allowed Javeyan Williams to come home with the winning run.
Cam Opp earned the victory, tossing a scoreless inning of relief. Josh Allen had two hits and drove in two for Kane County.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Abdallah Arias (Lincoln Saltdogs) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 4 K
No. 2 – Edward Cuell (Gary SouthShore RailCats) 6.0 IP, H, BB, 0 ER, 4 K
No. 1 – Gabriel Cancel (Milwaukee Milkmen) 3-5, 3 R, 5 RBI, Double, 2 HR
American Association Daily Notes
The Kane County Cougars lost their seventh straight game. The club is now 0-5 in extra inning games this season… Gary SouthShore RailCats OF LG Castillo, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Dillon Thomas, and Lincoln Saltdogs OF Welington Dotel all extended their hitting streak to 11 straight games… Cleburne Railroaders 1B Ryan Hernandez had his contract purchased by the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Hernandez had five home runs for Cleburne, second most in the American Association… Chicago Dogs shortstop Josh Altmann hit his league-leading sixth homer of the year on Tuesday.
Chicago: Released LHP Dalton Sawyer
Cleburne: Transferred the contract of INF Ryan Hernandez to the Los Angeles Angels
Kansas City: Traded RHP Ruben Garcia to New Jersey (Frontier League) for a player to be named later; Activated RHP Matt Hartman from the Injured List
Lake Country: Placed RHP Ryan Hartman on the Injured List retroactive to May 21; Activated LHP Brady Kais from the Inactive List; Signed INF Brian Rey
Sioux City: Released RHP Jesús Valles
American Association Stories at Minor League Sports Report
TWITA: Cleburne Railroaders Outfielder Zach Nehrir
DockHounds Part Ways with Manager Jim Bennett
Chicago Dogs LHP Jake Dahlberg Named American Association Pitcher of the Week
Kansas City Monarchs C Chris Herrmann Named American Association Player of the Week
By Robert Pannier