Krause Helps Lead RedHawks over Goldeyes
FARGO, N.D. – The Winnipeg Goldeyes put up a fight in their first game back to Newman Outdoor FIeld after calling the stadium home in 2020, but the RedHawks came from behind to win a slugfest 12-9 in front of 2,317 fans in Monday night’s series opener. Catcher Kevin Krause led the way, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run, three RBIs, and three runs scored in the win.
Fargo-Moorhead responded to every punch that the Goldeyes threw, as they answered right back in the bottom of every inning that Winnipeg scored in. Four different RedHawks’ batters (Krause, Leo Pina, Jordan George, and John Silviano) had at least two hits and two RBIs in the game. Correlle Prime was 3-for-5 and hit his first triple of the season on Monday. Second baseman Manuel Boscan extended his hitting streak to a season high 11 games and reached base three times in the game. Pina went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs, a walk, and three runs scored in the game.
RedHawks’ starter Gage Hinsz continued to rely on run support as he allowed eight runs on seven hits and five walks in four innings but escaped without a loss. It was the fourth time this season that Fargo-Moorhead scored 12 or more runs in a game that Hinsz started. LHP Mark Finkelnburg came on in relief and pitched 0.2 innings, giving up one run on two hits. RHP Michael Hope got the win after pitching 2.1 scoreless innings and striking out two batters without allowing a hit. RHP Ryan Flores allowed two hits while striking out four in 2.0 innings pitched and got his second save of the season.
Winnipeg was led by left fielder Jay Gonzalez (4-for-5, two doubles, run, 3 RBI) and catcher Sonny Ulliana (1-for-2, walk, run, 3 RBI). Only one Winnipeg batter besides Gonzalez had more than one hit in the game. The Goldeyes scored five runs on only two hits in the second inning and drew six total walks in the game.
The Goldeyes used five different pitchers in the game, none of whom threw more than three innings. RHP Christian James started the game and was replaced by RHP Pete Perez after just one inning. Perez allowed eight runs (four unearned) on eight hits and two walks in three innings. Winnipeg then used LHP Ken Frosch and RHP Daniel Kubiak in the game. Frosch gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in 0.2 innings pitched and got the loss. LHP Jose Jose pitched the eighth inning without allowing a baserunner and striking out a batter.
Fargo-Moorhead and Winnipeg will continue their four-game series with a 7:02 p.m. matchup Tuesday night. The expected starters are RHP Logan Nissen (1-3, 6.75 ERA) for the RedHawks and RHP Joey Gonzalez (2-2, 6.13 ERA) for the Goldeyes. The first 500 fans at Newman Outdoor Field on Tuesday night will receive a voucher for a free RedHawks themed firework redeemable at Memory Fireworks.
By Chad Ekren, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks