Goldeyes Snap Skid, Pina Homers Twice – American Association Daily
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 of American Association Daily Recap, Robert Pannier recaps a great evening in the American Association, including the Winnipeg Goldeyes snapping their 11-game losing streak and Leobaldo Pina homered twice to lead the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to victory.
Goldeyes Split Double-Header, End Losing Skid
The Winnipeg Goldeyes dropped the first game of a double-header in Chicago, but then won Game 2 to snap their 11-game losing streak. In Game 1, the Dogs rode four homers, outslugging the Goldeyes, 14-11. K.C. Hobson homered and drove in five runs. A seven-run third inning proved to be the deciding frame as Hobson drove in two and Tyler Ladendorf blasted a three-run homer. Darnell Sweeney homered twice for Winnipeg.
In Game 2, Winnipeg trailed 2-1 entering the top of the sixth, but six run inning erased the deficit and the team held on for the 7-3 win. John Nester put the Goldeyes on top with a two-run single and Jordan George closed out the scoring with a two-run blast. Evan Grills earned the win, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings.
Three Homers Propel Milkmen to Victory
The Milwaukee Milkmen blasted three homers on their way to a 10-5 victory over the St. Paul Saints. The Milkmen jumped out in front thanks to a five-run first inning. The Saints battled back behind three homers of their own, pulling to within two, but a three-run seventh inning closed the deal. Tim Dillard earned his second victory since joining Milwaukee.
Pina Homers Twice to Lead RedHawks
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks got two homers from Leobaldo Pina, then held on for an 8-6 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Bradin Hagens earned the victory, allowing two earned runs in 7.1 innings. Andrew Ely homered twice for the Canaries, who fell 2.5 games behind Milwaukee for the top record in the league.
Logan Landon had a hit on Thursday evening, extending his hitting streak to 21 games. That is tied for the longest streak in the league this season…the Milwaukee Milkmen reduced their magic number to clinch a spot in the playoffs to two.
By Robert Pannier