Gotta Sets Record, RedHawks Sweep, Dogs Wins Series with Milkmen
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 the six contests in the American Association on Sunday, including Nick Goita extending his consecutive on-base streak, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks completing the sweep, and the Chicago Dogs winning their series over the Milwaukee Milkmen.
Gotta Leads Canaries over Goldeyes
Nick Gotta reached base all four times, going 3-3 with a walk and Shamoy Christopher added three hits as the Sioux Falls Canaries defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 3-1. This game was tied at one until the top of the eighth when back-to-back singles by Jordan Ebert and Christopher gave Sioux Falls the edge. Tyler Garkow allowed one run in 5.1 innings, but earned a no decision. Grady Wood earned the victory with 3.2 shutout innings of relief.
Joey Gonzalez was outstanding for Winnipeg, allowing one run in 6.1 innings. Max Murphy had three hits and Raul Navarro added two.
Four-Run Second Propels RailCats
The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored four runs in the bottom of the second and that proved to be all the runs they needed as they defeated the Sioux City Explores, 4-2. Adam Heidenfelder allowed one run in six innings to earn the victory and Cole Cook came on to close out the contest for his first save of the season. Tyler Van Mater had the big blow of the inning, a three-run blast for his third homerun of the season.
Jose Sermo homered for Sioux City, his 10th of the season and he added a triple as part of a 4-4 day, falling a double short of hitting for the cycle. Chris Clare added two hits for the Explorers.
RedHawks Complete Sweep of Railroaders
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks scored four runs in the third inning, then held on for a 6-3 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. Leobaldo Piña gave Fargo the lead with an RBI single and Correlle Prime followed with a run-scoring double. Jordan George drove home run with a sacrifice fly, and Will Zimmerman closed out the scoring in the inning with an RBI single. Bret Helton earned the victory, allowing three runs in five innings.
Noah Vaughan had a big day for Cleburne, going 3-4 with two runs scored. Colton Pogue added an RBI triple.
Cougars Rally to Down Saltdogs
The Kane County Cougars found themselves trailing by two heading into the top of the fifth, but scored eight runs over the next four innings on their way to an 8-2 victory. Luis Roman had a big day, going 4-6 with a run scored and an RBI. That included his second homer of the season, one of four homers hit on the day by the Cougars. Kacy Clemens, Gavin LaValley, and Cody Young also went deep. Andrew Stout earned the victory with two scoreless innings of relief and Mark Seyler closed out the contest with three scoreless innings.
Kyle Bartlett started for Lincoln and tossed four scoreless innings. Shea Weber went 1-3 with a run scored.
Mars, Grier Lead Dogs Past Milkmen
Danny Mars went 3-3 with three runs scored and Anfernee Grier had two hits and drove in three runs as the Chicago Dogs defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 11-5. Johnny Adams added three RBI as well and Cosimo Cannella hit his second homerun of the season. Michael Bowden earned the victory, allowing a run in five innings of work.
Milwaukee got four RBI off the bat of Adam Brett Walker. Logan Trowbridge had two hits and scored three runs.
Willis, Sweeney Power Monarchs over Apollos
Colin Willis went a perfect 4-4 with two runs and an RBI and Darnell Sweeney was 3-5 with three runs and two RBI as the Kansas City Monarchs defeated the Houston Apollos, 11-5. Sweeney had three doubles in the game. Gabriel Guerrero also had three hits and drove in three runs. Kansas City trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the third but scored five runs in the frame and added four more in the fifth.
Alvaro Gonzalez went 3-4 for Houston. David Aldrich drove in a pair of runs.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Jose Sermo (Sioux City Explores) 4-4, HR, R, Triple, RBI
No. 2 – Colin Willis (Kansas City Monarchs) 4-4, 2 R, RBI, Double
American Association Daily Notes
Sioux Falls Canaries IF Nick Gotta has reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances, setting an American Association record. Gotta has seven hits and three walks during that span…Canaries IF Angelo Altavilla has now reached base in 20 consecutive games, the longest streak in the American Association this season…Goldeyes Raul Navarro has reached base in 19 consecutive games…The Milwaukee Milkmen, Chicago Dogs, and Sioux City Explorers are a perfect 11-0 when leading after seven innings. Chicago is 11-0 when leading after five.
Fargo-Moorhead: Signed LHP Mark Finkelnburg
Gary SouthShore: Released INF Ben Andrews; Traded RHP Gregori Vasquez to Kansas City for a player to be named later
By Robert Pannier