Harris, Reyes Hurl Goldeyes to Double-Header Sweep
FRANKLIN, WI – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (47-39) won both games of a double header over the Milwaukee Milkmen at Franklin Field on Tuesday night, taking the opener 3-0 and winning the nightcap 5-4.
The double header was the Goldeyes’ 10th of 2021, which are now the most the Goldeyes have ever played in a single season.
In game one, three Goldeyes’ pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout. Greg Harris (3-5) started for Winnipeg and picked up the win, throwing five shutout innings on one hit. Harris walked three and struck out two.
The Goldeyes broke a scoreless tie with one out in the top of the fourth inning when Logan Hill crushed a home run just to the left of straightaway centre field.
In the top of the sixth, Raul Navarro was hit by a pitch leading off and took second when Logan Hill walked. After Kyle Mora relieved Milkmen started Ryan Zimmerman, the Goldeyes took a 2-0 lead when Austin Rei blooped a one-out single to right that scored Navarro. Tyler Hill made it 3-0 with a sacrifice fly to right that scored Logan Hill.
Travis Seabrooke worked a perfect bottom of the sixth, while Donnie Hart closed out the game with a perfect seventh to earn his eighth save.
Zimmerman (8-6) took the loss, allowing three earned runs on five hits in five-plus innings. Zimmerman walked four and struck out two.
In game two, the Goldeyes jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second. Navarro reached on a one-out infield single, and was followed by a four-pitch walk to Logan Hill. Deon Stafford then smacked a three-run home run to left-centre.
With two outs and no one on base in the top of the third, Kyle Martin extended the inning with a full-count walk. Kevin Lachance then homered to left on a 1-2 count to make it 5-0.
Milwaukee chipped away in the bottom of the third on a two-out, solo home run down the left field line from Logan Trowbridge. Aaron Hill hit a two-out, two-run home run to left in the bottom of the fourth, and the Milkmen pulled within 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth on a two-out, RBI single from Hill.
Facing the middle of the Milkmen lineup in the bottom of the seventh, Zac Ryan retired the side in order with two strikeouts to pick up his first save of the year.
Eduard Reyes (7-7) started game two for the Goldeyes and picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits over five innings. Reyes walked two and struck out one.
Myles Smith (13-4) started game two for the Milkmen (51-37) and took the loss, allowing five earned runs on four hits in five innings. Smith walked six and struck out five.
The series continues Wednesday evening at 6:35 p.m. Dylan Burns (1-2, 4.64) faces right-hander Christian Young (1-2, 8.71). All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return for their final homestand of the regular season beginning August 31st against the Chicago Dogs.
Advanced tickets for all Goldeyes home games are on sale now by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. For more information about the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2021 remaining schedule, ticket options, and the Goldeyes’ comprehensive COVID-19 readiness plan, visit www.goldeyes.com