Hilton Rolls, Milkmen Win in 10 – 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, the Winnipeg Goldeyes dominate the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks behind right-hander Kevin Hilton, and the Milwaukee Milkmen spoiled the Chicago Dogs home opener with a victory in extra-innings. This and much more.
Hilton, Goldeyes Dominate RedHawks, 7-1
Kevin Hilton allowed one unearned run in five innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 7-1. Hilton allowed two hits and a walk while striking out four. The only blemish against him came in the fifth when Trey Hair reached on an error, stole second and third and scored on a dropped third strike.
John Nester provided the big blow of the game, a three-run homer in the bottom of the second that proved to be all the offense that Hilton needed. Kyle Martin added two hits and scored two more runs. He is tied for the league lead in runs scored (8) and leads the American Association in RBI (8).
Winnipeg Goldeyes Recap by Steve Schuster
Davis Single in 10th Gives Milkmen Win in Chicago, 4-3
Rain wasn’t the only thing that dampened the Chicago Dogs home opener as Mason Davis singled home the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Milkmen a 4-3 victory. After a nearly 30 minute delay, Chicago took the lead in the bottom of the first, only to see Milwaukee score two in the top of the second and one in the third to take a 3-1 lead.
However, Chicago battled back to make this a one-run game heading into the bottom of the ninth. With closer Myles Smith on the hill, Tyler Ladendorf led off the frame with his second homerun of the game to tie the score, sending it to extra-innings.
The game did not last long. Aaron Hill walked to start the 1oth inning and moved to second on a wild pitch. After an intentional walk, Davis singled up the middle to score Hill with the winning run. Petyon Gray came on in the bottom of the inning to earn the save.
Chicago Dogs Recap by Sam Brief
Canaries Spoil Saints ‘Home’ Opener, 5-3
Sam Bragg pitched five solid innings and Alay Lago had four hits as the Sioux Falls Canaries downed the St. Paul Saints, 5-3. This was technically the Saints home opener, although it was being played in Sioux Falls as part of the hub city plan.
The Canaries trailed 2-1 heading into the sixth, but an RBI double by Clint Coulter and RBI single by Logan Landon put Sioux Falls on top. In the eighth, the Canaries put this game away thanks to a two-run error. With the bases loaded and two down, Andrew Ely hit a grounder to the Saints second baseman that was misplayed for an error. That allowed two runners to score, sealing the victory. Keaton Steele came on in the ninth for the save.
Sioux Falls Canaries Recap by Adam Bertsch
St. Paul Saints Recap by Sean Aronson