Goldeyes Crush RedHawks, Eldred Dominates Again, DockHounds Even Series
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 the six games in the American Association on Friday, including the Sioux Falls Canaries outslugging the Milwaukee Milkmen, the Winnipeg Goldeyes dominate the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, and C.J. Eldred tosses another gem for the Kane County Cougars.
Game Recaps for Friday
Goldeyes Honor Abercrombie with Crushing of RedHawks
The Winnipeg Goldeyes hit five home runs, crushing the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 16-6. The team honored former great Reggie Abercrombie by retiring his jersey, and then the club delivered as Max Murphy homered twice, driving in four, and Miles Simington homered and drove in six.
Winnipeg took control of this game early, scoring four runs in three of the first four innings to jump out to an 11-run lead. Murphy homered for the first time in the game in the bottom of the first, a three-run shot, and Jackson Smith added a solo homer. In the second, Simington hit a grand slam, his third home run of the year. The RedHawks battled back to get into this contest by scoring five in the top of the six, capped off by a grand slam by Michael Falsetti, but Murphy hit a solo home run in the bottom half of the frame and Andy Armstrong added a two-run homer in the seventh.
Travis Seabrooke earned the victory in relief while Correlle Prime was hammered for 12 runs in 4.0 innings of work.
Canaries Outslug Milkmen
The Milwaukee Milkmen in Sioux Falls Canaries combined 23 runs through the first five innings, then the bats went silent as the Canaries earned a 12-11 victory. Both teams scored two runs in the second with Hunter Clanin hitting a two-run homer for the Canaries, his 12th of the year. In the third, Milwaukee retook the lead, scoring three as Drew Ward delivered a two run double and Aaron Hill a sacrifice fly. Once again, Sioux Falls responded, scoring four in the bottom half of the third with Jabari Henry and Darnell Sweeney each hitting two-run homers.
Sioux Falls looked like they put this game away in the bottom of the fourth when Jordan Barth hit a grand slam and Sweeney and Trevor Achenbach each drove in a run, extending the Sioux Falls lead to seven. However, Milwaukee refused to go away, scoring six in the top of the fifth. Miguel Gomez led off with a home run and Ward hit a two-run shot. The Milkmen scored three more runs, but were unable to find the equalizer.
Kyle Mora was finally hit hard, giving up seven earned runs in 3.1 innings. Gabriel Cancel had four hits and scored three runs and Ward had three hits and drove in five. Sioux Falls hit four home runs in the contest.
DockHounds Clip Railroaders
The Lake Country DockHounds needed just five hits to score 6 runs, as they defeated the Cleburne Railroaders, 6-5. Lake Country never trailed in this game. Keisy Portorreal earned the victory in relief and Jojanse Torres got the final three outs for his 11th save of the season. Austin Fairchild took the loss.
The DockHounds took the lead in the top of the first when Steven Sensley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Brian Rey followed with an RBI ground out. The Railroaders cut the deficit in half when Elmer Reyes hit a solo home run in the third, his fifth of the year, but Lake Country extended the lead to three on a two-run homer by Jaxx Groshans in the fourth. Cleburne was unfazed, as Hill Alexander blasted his 19th homer of the year in the bottom half of the inning, a two-run shot to cut the deficit to one.
Each team scored a run in the fifth with Marek Chlup hitting a solo homer and Reyes scoring on a ground out. Cleburne tied the score in the bottom of the sixth thanks to an error, but a throwing error in the top of the seventh put Lake Country in the seventh on top for good.
Drury Dominates for Explorers
Austin Drury allowed one run in 6.2 innings leading the Sioux City Explorers to a 9-2 victory over the Chicago Dogs. Drury allowed three hits and two walks while striking out eight to earn his third victory of the year. Trevor Lane took the loss for Chicago.
Each team scored a run in the second and the game remained tied through four. However, Sioux City blew this game open in the bottom of the fifth, scoring six runs on five hits. Matt Lloyd put his team ahead for good with an RBI single and Miguel Sierra closed out the scoring with a two-run double. Tyler Rando added two runs in the eighth.
Rando finished with three hits and two RBI and Sierra had two hits and drove in three. Josh Altmann and Luke Mangieri each had two hits for the Dogs.
Saltdogs Race Past Monarchs
The Lincoln Saltdogs trailed the Kansas City Monarchs by three after four, but rallied for seven unanswered runs to defeat Kansas City, 8-4. R.J. Freure earned the victory with two scoreless innings of relief while Grant Gavin took the loss.
Kansas City took the lead, scoring two in the second and fourth innings. Jacob Robson added a two run, two-out triple in the second and Micker Adolfo singled home two in the fourth. From there it was all Saltdogs, however, as the team added three in the sixth and seventh innings, and one more in the eighth.
Yanio Perez, Drew Devine, and Marshall Awtry each drove in two for the Saltdogs. Nick Anderson and Jason Rogers scored two runs apiece. Adolfo had two hits and two RBI for the Monarchs.
Eldred Dominates in Cougars Victory
C.J. Eldred continues to dominate for the Kane County Cougars, allowing one run in seven innings to defeat the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 5-1. Eldred earned his seventh victory of the year and fifth in a row, giving up eight hits and a walk while striking out three.
The RailCats got on board in the first on an RBI double by Jackson Valera, but it was all Kane County from there. The team tied the score in the top of the second, then added two in the third then put this game away with two in the eighth. Trent Lott hit his eighth homer of the year. Lott finished with two hits and scored twice.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – C.J. Eldred (Kane County Cougars) 7.0 IP, 8 H, ER, BB, 3 K
No. 2 – Max Murphy (Winnipeg Goldeyes) 2-3, 4, R, BB, 4 RBI, 2 HR, HBP
No. 1 – Miles Simington (Winnipeg Goldeyes) 3-5, 3 R, HR, Double, 6 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
Lincoln Saltdogs catcher Luke Roskam has now reached base in 42 consecutive games, the longest streak in the league this season…Winnipeg Goldeyes outfielder Max Murphy homered twice in Friday night’s contest, giving him a league-leading 24… Kane County Cougars right-hander C.J. Eldred has allowed one run or fewer in six straight starts and seven of his last eight. He has given up to total earned runs in his last 42.0 innings pitched.
Cleburne: Placed LHP Miguel Ausua on the Injured List retroactive to August 9; Acquired RHP Joe Corbett from Durango (Mexican League) for cash; Signed RHP Joe Corbett
Fargo-Moorhead: Acquired OF Dillon Thomas (Veteran) on loan from Oaxaca (Mexican League); Signed OF Dillon Thomas
Kansas City: Placed OF Aaron Whitefield on the Injured List retroactive to August 10; Signed C Allante Hall
Sioux City: Removed RHP Kent Hasler from the Injured List and placed him on the Inactive List retroactive to July 17
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By Robert Pannier