Goldeyes Down Milkmen to Even Series
FRANKLIN, WI – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (42-31) beat the Milwaukee Milkmen 9-6 at Franklin Field on Saturday night.
Trailing 4-3, and with two outs and no one on base in the top of the sixth inning, Logan Hill drew a four-pitch walk and scored the tying run on a double to right-centre from Hidekel Gonzalez. Eric Rivera followed with a single to right that scored Gonzalez with the go-ahead run, and the Goldeyes took a 6-4 lead when Ian Sagdal chased home Rivera with a double down the right field line.
After Travis Seabrooke pitched a scoreless bottom of the sixth and Zac Ryan worked a scoreless bottom of the seventh, the Goldeyes made it 9-4 in the top of the eighth on a two-run double from Raul Navarro and a sacrifice fly from Max Murphy.
The Milkmen (39-34) pulled within 9-6 on a two-out, two-run home run from Jeremiah Burks in the bottom of the eighth before Tasker Strobel pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to finish off the win.
Erasmo Pinales (1-3) picked up the win in relief after pitching around a runner on third with no outs in the bottom of the fifth to keep the Goldeyes within 4-3.
Jake Matthys (5-6) took the loss in relief for Milwaukee.
The Goldeyes took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Rivera led off the game with a triple to right-centre and scored on a double off the wall down the left field line from Sagdal. Sagdal later scored on a David Washington sacrifice fly.
Kevin Lachance led off the top of the second with a walk and scored two batters later on a double down the left field line from Gonzalez.
The Milkmen tied the game in the bottom of the second on a two-out, three-run triple from Will Kengor. Dylan Kelly’s two-out, solo home run to right in the bottom of the third gave Milwaukee a 4-3 lead.
Alex Hart started for the Goldeyes and took a no-decision, pitching one scoreless inning in the bottom of the first.
Milkmen starter Christian Young also took a no-decision, allowing three earned runs on five hits in four innings. Young walked two and struck out six.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Alex Manasa (3-3, 5.65) faces right-hander AJ Schugel (3-3, 3.77). All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home on Monday, August 7th when they host the Milkmen at Shaw Park.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2022 season tickets, individual tickets, group outings, and 10-game mini packs, visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com