Dogs Rally Late to Down Goldeyes, 4-2
ROSEMONT, IL – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (24-15) lost 4-2 to the Chicago Dogs at Impact Field on Saturday night.
Tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Keon Barnum lined a double to left that scored Edwin Arroyo with the go-ahead run. Victor Roache followed with a two-run home run to left.
In the top of the ninth, Dominic Ficociello doubled to centre field leading off. Two batters later, Reggie Abercrombie lined a single to right-centre that scored Ficociello and brought the tying run to the plate. Dogs’ closer Kyle Halbohn recovered and retired the next two hitters to earn his third save of the year.
Winnipeg took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth on a two-out, RBI single from James Harris that plated Tyler Hill. Hill was hit by a pitch leading off and stole second base for the 100th steal of his professional career.
The Dogs (19-19) answered back in the bottom half on a two-out, solo home run from Mitchell Kranson.
Casey Crosby (1-0) earned the win in relief with two scoreless innings over the seventh and eighth.
Goldeyes’ starting pitcher Joel Seddon (1-1) took the tough-luck loss, allowing four earned runs on six hits in seven and two-thirds innings. Seddon walked two and struck out two.
Dogs’ starter Jacob Dahlberg took a no-decision, allowing one earned run on three hits in six innings. Dahlberg walked one and struck out eight.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Parker French (2-1, 3.80) takes on left-hander Austin Wright (1-5, 4.60). All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return for an eight-game homestand on Monday, July 1st when they host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at 4:05 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com.
By Steve Schuster