Goldeyes Win in 10, Saltdogs Rally, RedHawks Complete Sweep
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, Robert Pannier recaps a busy Sunday in the American Association as the Lincoln Saltdogs snap the four-game winning streak of the Sioux Falls Canaries and the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeat the Kane County Cougars in 10 innings. Plus, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks complete their sweep of the Houston Apollos.
McGovern Wins Third in RedHawks Sweep
Kevin McGoven allowed three runs over seven innings to win his third game of the year as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Houston Apollos, 11-3. A pair of four run frames in the fourth and sixth innings helped propel the RedHawks. John Silviano went 2-3 with two runs, his third homerun of the season, and three runs driven in. Dylan Kelly was also 2-3 with two runs scored and three runs driven in and Jordan George had three hits in three trips to the plate as Fargo-Moorhead rapped out 13 hits.
Houston got two hits from both Ramon Villa and Brain Dansereau. Villa now has hits and three straight games.
RailCats Rally to Down Milkmen
The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored single runs in three of the final four innings to help the team to rally to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. Every player in the RailCats starting lineup had at least one hit, including Ben Andrews who had three. Cas Silber earned the victory, allowing one run over three innings. Chris Erwin tossed the final two innings for his first season of the season.
Adam Brett Walker went 2-3 for Milwaukee and scored one of their two runs. Christ Conley had the lone RBI for the Milkmen.
Mariot, Bullpen Blank Monarchs
Michael Mariot tossed six shutout innings and three relievers helped complete the shutout as the Cleburne Railroaders defeated the Kansas City monarchs, 7-0. Mariot allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 1.00. The Railroaders struck out 11 Monarchs in all. Ramon Hernandez had the big bat on the day, going 2-3 with four runs driven in. Zach Nehrir, Alay Lago, and Chase Simpson each scored two runs for Cleburne.
Ryan Grotjohn had two of the five hits for Kansas City. Robinson Martinez took the loss despite only allowing one run in three innings of work.
Five-Run Frame Propels Saltdogs
The Lincoln Saltdogs blew open a one run game with five runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Sioux Falls Canaries, 8-2. Curt Smith went 2-3 and Justin Byrd, Josh Altmann, and Edgar Corcino each drove in a pair of runs for the Saltdogs.
Clinging to a one run lead, Patrick Adams scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to two, and Altmann followed with a two-run single, extending the lead to four. Corcino completed the scoring with a two-run double. Byrd added his first homerun of the season. Kyle Kinman earned the victory, allowing two runs in six innings.
The Canaries received two hits from both Mitch Glasser and Trey Michalczewski. Carlos Pimentel took the loss despite allowing only three runs in seven innings of work.
Four-Run Frame Propels Dogs
The Chicago Dogs erased a two-run deficit with a four run fifth on their way to a 5-3 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Danny Mars tied the score with a two-run single and K.C. Hobson put his team on top with a double that brought home Grant Kay. Mars scored on a ground out. That made a winner of Juan Echevarria, who tossed 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Sebastian Zawada led Sioux City with two hits and two runs driven and Jared Walker drove home the third run for the Explorers.
Goldeyes Down Cougars in 10
The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to force extra innings, then earned the victory with a three-run 10th to down the Kane County Cougars, 9-6. Kyle Martin tied the score in the top of the night with his fourth homer of the year, and Zack Costello brought home the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the top of the 10th. Raul Navarro closed out the scoring with a two-run triple to extend the lead to three. Tyler Hill and Kevin Lachance each scored two runs for Winnipeg.
Jeffrey Baez drove home three runs for Kane County. He added his first homerun of the season, as did Nick Zammarelli. The Cougars had 13 hits in the game, but stranded 14 runners.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Ramon Hernandez (Cleburne Railroaders) 2-3, 4 RBI, Triple
No. 2 – Michael Mariot (Cleburne Railroaders) 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K
No. 1 – John Silviano (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 2-3, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
The Minor League Sports Report has partnered with PURE to reward those honored with player and pitcher awards each week and month during the season. You can read more about that here…Milwaukee Milkmen OF Adam Brett Walker extended his hitting streak to 10 games, the longest in the American Association this season… Cleburne Railroaders IF Alay Lago has a nine-game hitting streak as does King County Cougars IF Galli Cribbs Jr…The Houston Apollos losing streak extended to seven games with their loss to Fargo-Moorhead on Sunday… The victory by Lincoln on Sunday snapped the Canaries four-game winning streak…RedHawks LHP Kevin McGovern became the first three game-winner in the American Association this season.
Gary SouthShore: Removed OF Jesus Marriaga from the active roster to play for the Colombian National Team at the WBSC Baseball Americas Olympic Qualifier
Winnipeg: Placed OF Jay Gonzalez on the Injured List retroactive to May 24; RHP Pete Perez
By Robert Pannier