Kinman, Tols, Gonzalez Toss Gems, RailCats Muzzle Dogs, Railroaders Keep Rolling
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 seven games on Tuesday evening, as Jake Dahlberg dominated in a Chicago Dogs victory. Plus, the PURE Performance Player and Kyle Kinman caused a complete game shutout to give the LinkedIn Saltdogs a double-header split with the Sioux City Explores, and Josh Tols shuts down the Houston Apollos. Plus, Jorge Gonzalez grounds the RedHawks and the Kansas City Monarchs batter the Sioux Falls Canaries. This plus much more.
Kinman Gem Helps Saltdogs Earn Split
Kyle Kinman went the distance, allowing one hit and a walk as the Lincoln Saltdogs earned a double-header split with the Sioux City Explorers, winning the second game, 4-0. A one-out hit by Chase Harris in the top of the fifth inning proved to be the only blemish on the record for Kinman. Josh Altmann went 1-3 with a run and an RBI to lead the offense.
In the first game, Lincoln jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but the Explorers battled back with three in the fifth and three in the seventh to earn a 7-5 victory. José Sermo, Blake Tiberi, and Lane Milligan each scored a pair of runs in the game. Sebastian Zawada drove in two. Sermo hit his 16th homerun of the season. Nate Gercken earned the victory for the Explorers, pitching 1.2 innings of shutout relief and Matt Poberekyo recorded the final four outs of the game for his 13th save of the season.
Forrestt Allday, Altmann, and Curt Smith each had two hits for the Saltdogs. Altmann and Smith both homered as well.
Tols, Cougars Shutout Apollos
Josh Tols allowed one hit in seven innings as the Kane County Cougars defeated the Houston Apollos, 3-0. Three relievers combined to complete the shutout for Kane County, including Mark Seyler, who came on to record his eighth save of the season. Anthony Ray went 1-2 with a run scored, and RBI, and a walk. Matt Cronin pitched well for Houston, allowing two earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched.
Gonzalez Dominates in Goldeyes Victory
Jorge Gonzalez shut down the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for 6.2 innings, as the Winnipeg Goldeyes earned a 9-5 victory. Gonzalez allowed six hits and no runs to earn his second victory of the season. Kyle Martin and Logan Hill each homered for the Goldeyes. Martin finished 2-3 with a run and three RBI. Hill and Jay Gonzalez each drove in a pair of runs.
Winnipeg held a 9-0 lead, but Fargo did not quit, scoring a run in the eighth and four in the ninth. Correlle Prime hit his ninth homerun of the season and Dylan Kelly added a two-run single. John Silviano drove in the other two runs.
Railroaders Clip Milkmen
Adam Brett Walker II hit his 19th homer of the year, but it was not enough as the Cleburne Railroaders defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 6-5. Three runs in the second and three in the fourth proved to be too much for Milwaukee to overcome. Colton Pogue hit his first homerun of the season, a two-run blast in the top of the second inning. Pogue finished with two runs and three RBI. Zach Nehrir continues his torrid start, going 2-4 with two runs scored. Stephen Greenlees earned the victory, allowing three runs in five innings, and Tyler Wilson closed out the contest for his sixth save of the season.
Trey Martin drove in a pair of runs for Milwaukee, as did Tony Rosselli.
RailCats Set Season-Highs in Victory over Dogs
The Gary SouthShore RailCats set season highs for runs and hits, dominating the Chicago Dogs, 16-5. MJ Rookard went 4-5 with two runs and three RBI and Raymond Jones had two hits and drove in four for the RailCats. Gary used two big innings to down Chicago, scoring six in the third and eight in the sixth.
That ruined a big night for both Danny Mars and Ryan Lidge, who each had four hits in the contest. Michael Crouse and K.C. Hobson homered for the Dogs.
Mincey Sharp in Monarchs Victory
Cody Mincey allowed two earned runs in seven innings to lead the Kansas City Monarchs to a 12-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Kansas City scored runs in six of the first eight innings, including a pair of runs in the second, third, and fourth innings, and added four in the eighth. Gabriel Guerrero went 2-4 with his 10th homer of the season. He drove in three. Jan Hernandez extended his team lead with his 14th homerun of the year, as the Monarchs hit four homers in all.
Wyatt Ulrich kept his hitting streak alive, going 1-4 with two runs scored. Cade Gotta was a perfect 2-2 with two walks and two RBI. Ty Culbreth lost his second game in a row after winning his first six decisions of the season.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Jorge Gonzalez (Winnipeg Goldeyes) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 0 ER, 2 K
No. 2 – Josh Tols (Kane County Cougars) 7.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 8 K
American Association Daily Notes
Sioux Falls Canaries IF Wyatt Ulrich extended his hitting streak to 24 straight games, the longest in the American Association this season. He has now reached base in 28 straight games, tied with Lincoln Saltdogs OF Forrestt Allday for the longest streak in the league this year.
Allday saw his streak end in the second game of the team’s double-header on Tuesday… Adam Brett Walker II hit his American Association leading 19th homer of the year on Tuesday. He is 12 shy of the league record for homeruns in a season… Sioux City Explorers closer Matt Pobereyko now leads the American Association with 13 saves. However, he has allowed two earned runs in each of his last two appearances.
By Robert Pannier