Kussmaul Outduels Viza, Sermo Homers Twice, Ulrich, Silviano Keep Streaks Alive
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 six games on Sunday evening, including the Cleburne Railroaders and Sioux Falls Canaries avoiding sweeps, and Milwaukee Milkmen right-hander Ryan Kussmaul outdueling Kane County Cougars ace Tyler Viza. This plus much more.
Five-Run Sixth Propels Monarchs
The Kansas City Monarchs scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a three all tie on their way to and 8-3 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Colin Willis had the big blow of the inning, a two run double that put his team on top for good. Darnell Sweeney it is 10th homerun of the season and added three RBI. That helped Jameson McGrane earn his fourth victory of the season. Elroy Urbina closed out the game, pitching three scoreless innings for his first save of the season.
Wes Darvill and Sonny Ulliana each had three hits for the Goldeyes. Tyler Hill had two hits and scored a run.
Canaries Hang on to Down Saltdogs
The Sioux Falls Canaries and jumped out to a four run lead before hanging on for a 6-5 victory. Trey Michalczewski homered and drove in three runs for Sioux Falls and Cade Gotta had two hits and scored two runs. Angel Ventura earned the victory, allowing four runs in six innings and Caleb Frare closed out the game with two scoreless frames for his seventh save of the season.
David Vidal hit his fifth homer of the season for Lincoln and Curt Smith had three hits. Ryan Long drove in a pair of runs.
Six-Run Frame Dooms RailCats
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning on their way to a commanding 9-1 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Fargo needed just three hits to score 6 runs, thanks to three consecutive walks that loaded the bases. Nick Novak and Manuel Boscan each had two run doubles in the inning.
The RailCats recorded just five hits. Thomas Walraven drove home the only run of the game.
Martinez Leads Railroaders to Victory
The Cleburne Railroaders scored three runs in the third and three in the fourth to help lead them to an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Dogs. Osvaldo Martinez went 2-4 with two runs and three RBI. Martinez and Noah Vaughan each homered in the game. Colton Pogue drove home a pair of runs. That was plenty enough run support for Michael Gunn, who allowed two runs in five innings.
Danny Mars led Chicago with two hits and an RBI. Johnny Adams scored a run and in drove in a run.
Explorers Crush Apollos
The Sioux City have Explorers scored 10 runs through the first two innings on their way to a 16-4 victory over the Houston Apollos. José Sermo led the way, hitting two home runs and driving in four. Sebastian Zawada set a career-high with five hits and drove in two runs. Both Joseph Monge and Blake Tiberi went 3-5 with two runs scored and three runs driven in.
The bottom of the Apollos water went 9-21 with a run and four RBI. Ian Yetsko drove in two runs.
Kussmaul Outduels Viza in Milkmen Victory
Ryan Kussmaul tossed seven shutout innings, outdueling Kane County Cougars Ace Tyler Viza in a 2-0 Milwaukee Milkmen victory. Kussmaul struck out eight and allowed just two hits and no walks. Adam Brett Walker II hit his 25th homer of the year.
Viza made an outstanding start himself, allowing one run on three hits in seven innings. The right-hander struck out seven.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Tyler Viza (Kane County Cougars) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, ER, 7 K
No. 2 – José Sermo (Sioux City Explorers) 2-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, SB
American Association Daily Notes
The consecutive on-base streak reached 47straight games for Sioux Falls Canaries IF Wyatt Ulrich. He is just nine games away from tying the league record…Fargo-Moorhead OF Jordan George also extended his streak, reaching base and 43 straight games. Teammate John Silviano has now had at least one hit in 27 consecutive games. That is just two games behind the season high set by Ulrich…The Milwaukee Milkmen have won 10 straight games at home, the longest winning streak at home of any team in the league this season.
Gary SouthShore: Signed OF M.J. Rookard; Released RHP Robbie Coursel
Kansas City: Transferred the contract of OF Jan Hernandez to the Cincinnati Reds
Sioux Falls: Placed RHP Jackson Maynard on the Injured List retroactive to July 19
Winnipeg: Signed RHP Greg Harris
By Robert Pannier