Kengor Ties Mark, Viza, Kussmaul, Martinez Receive PURE Performance Honors
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. Robert Pannier recaps the one game in the American Association on Monday, as Will Kengor tied a franchise mark in the Kansas City Monarchs victory over the Houston Apollos. Plus, Tyler Viza, Ryan Kussmaul, and Osvaldo Martinez receive PURE Performance Honors.This and much more.
Kengor Drives in Seven in Monarchs Victory
Will Kengor tied a franchise mark, driving in seven as the Kansas City Monarchs defeated the Houston Apollos, 15-6. Kengor homered twice in at the contest, hitting a pair of three-run homers. He also drew two walks, one driving in a run.
The Monarchs trailed the Apollos, 6-3 heading into the bottom of the third, but scored 12 unanswered runs, including six in the fifth to take the lead for good. Michael McCullough went 4-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Colin Willis drove in three runs and Gabriel Guerrero had three hits and scored two runs.
Yeiler Peguero went 2-4 with two runs and an RBI for Houston. Brian Dansereau drove in two runs.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Colin Willis (Kansas City Monarchs) 1-5, 2 R, 3 RBI
No. 2 – Michael McCullough (Kansas City Monarchs) 4-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
American Association Daily Notes
Milwaukee Milkmen right-hander Ryan Kussmaul and Kane County Cougars righty Tyler Viza were named the PURE Performance Co-Pitchers of the Week…Cleburne Railroaders infielder Osvaldo Martinez was chosen as the PURE Performance Player of the Week…The seven RBI by Will Kengor was a season high in the American Association this season.
Cleburne: Signed RHP Jalen Evans
Fargo-Moorhead: Released LHP Tevin Murray
Gary SouthShore: Placed RHP Cas Silber on the Inactive List retroactive to July 19
Sioux Falls: Released OF Troy Alexander
Winnipeg: Released LHP Ken Frosch
By Robert Pannier