Goldeyes Blank Saltdogs Again, RailCats Rally, Monarchs Win
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, Rob Pannier recaps six great games in the American Association on Tuesday, including the Winnipeg Goldeyes blank the Lincoln Saltdogs, the Sioux City Explorers down the Sioux Falls Canaries, and the Gary SouthShore RailCats rally in the ninth.
Game Recaps for Tuesday
Ramirez, Goldeyes Blank Saltdogs for Second Straight Night
For the second straight night, the Winnipeg Goldeyes shutout the Lincoln Saltdogs. This time it was Luis Ramirez who tossed six shoutout innings, then turned to the contest over to the bullpen in the 4-0 victory. Cam Opps tossed a scoreless frame and Tyler Jandron threw two scoreless frames.
Winnipeg scored the only run they needed in the top of the first when Max Murphy hit his 13th homer of the year and third in the last two games. An inning later, Dayson Croes made it 2-0 with an RBI single. The score remained that way for five more innings, but the Goldeyes sealed the victory with two more runs in the top of the eighth.
Lincoln was held to four hits. Josh Roeder was the hardluck loser, allowing two runs in five innings. Najee Gaskins had two hits for the Goldeyes.
Dykhoff Derails Cleburne
Jake Dykhoff allowed a single run in 7.1 innings, sending the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to a 3-1 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. Reza Aleaziz came on to record the final three outs for his first save. The performance spoiled a solid outing by Kasey Kalich, who allowed three runs in six innings.
Leobaldo Pina put his team on top in the top of the third, hitting a solo homer, his sixth of the year. Two innings later Fargo-Moorhead extended the lead to three when Manuel Boscan drilled a two-run shot. Cleburne had no answers through the first seven innings, but finally got on the board with two down in the eighth, when Brian Klein singled to make this a two-run game. Cleburne had two runners on, but Tanner Riley got the final out to end the threat.
The top three in the RedHawks lineup went a combined 5-14 with two runs and an RBI. Klein had two hits.
Verburg Grounds Canaries
Mitchell Verburg allowed one run in five innings, grounding the Sioux Falls Canaries to lead the Sioux City Explorers to a 5-1 victory. Verburg allowed five hits and three walks while striking out eight. The bullpen was spectacular for Sioux City, allowing just two hits while striking out six in four scoreless innings.
Sioux City took the lead right off, scoring three in the bottom of the first as John Nogowski hit a two-run double. Sioux Falls cut the deficit to one in the fourth, but the Explorers responded with a run in the bottom half of the frame and added a single run in the fifth. Miguel Sierra added his second homer of the year.
Woodworth Walk-Off Hit Propels RailCats
Michael Woodworth delivered a single in the bottom of the ninth that helped propel the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. The RailCats had taken the lead, scoring single runs in the first and second innings. Cam Balego cut the deficit to one in the top of the fourth when he led off with his seventh home run of the season.
In the eighth, Milwaukee tied the score and took the lead in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Rudy Martin. That set up the ninth, where the first two hitters reached against Milkmen closer Nate Hadley. A walk loaded the bases for Woodworth, who singled to tie the game. A throwing error by the right fielder allowed the winning run to score.
Edward Cuello pitched very well, allowing a single run in seven innings. Frankie Bartow gave up two earned runs in six innings.
Monarchs Prevail in 10
Chris Herrmann hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th to give the Kansas City Monarchs a 4-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars. This was a scoreless tie through the first five innings, but the Monarchs jumped out on top with three in the sixth. Kane County responded right away as Daniel Wasinger hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the frame and tied the score in the seventh.
Grant Gavin earned the victory, tossing two scoreless innings and Logan Nissen took the loss.
Dogs-DockHounds Rained Out
The Chicago Dogs and Lake Country DockHounds were rained out on Tuesday. The contest will be made up as part of a double-header on Wednesday.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Mitchell Verburg (Sioux City Explorers) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, ER, 8 K
No. 2 – Edward Cuello (Gary SouthShore RailCats) 7.0 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K
No. 1 – Luis Ramirez (Winnipeg Goldeyes) 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 ER, 4 K
American Association Daily Notes
Kane County Cougars infielder Josh Allen has reached base in 30 straight games.
Chicago: Released OF Danny Mars
Cleburne: Signed OF London Green
Fargo-Moorhead: Released OF Andy Gravdahl
Gary SouthShore: Released INF Frank Podkul and INF Tyler Reis
Kansas City: Placed LHP Dalton Moats on the Injured List retroactive to June 22; Activated OF Jacob Robson from the Inactive List; Acquired INF Peter Maris on loan from Oaxaca (Mexican League); Signed INF Peter Maris, OF Brian O’Grady and OF Aaron Whitefield
Lake Country: Signed RHP Michael DeSanti and C Sonny Ulliana
Lincoln: Signed RHP Devin Conn
Winnipeg: Released RHP Brent Burgess
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By Robert Pannier