Lott Hits 3 Homers, Karaviotis Has Big Day, Goldeyes Hang On
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, Rob Pannier recaps the six games in the American Association on Tuesday, including the Winnipeg Goldeyes squelching the Sioux City Explorers rally, Todd Lott homers three times for the Kane County Cougars, and Alec Olund leads the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to victory.
Game Recaps for Tuesday
Cougars Hang on to Down Monarchs
The Kane County Cougars scored four runs in the first inning, then held on for an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Monarchs. Trent Lott had a huge day, homering three times and driving in six. Jimmy Kerrigan also had three hits and scored three times.
Kane County took control of this game early, as Armond Upshaw and Lott each hit two run homers in the first inning. Kansas City battled back to take the lead, as Micker Adolfo homered to lead off the bottom of the second, and the Monarchs pulled within one, scoring two runs in the third. Justin Wylie hit a solo home run, his seventh of the year, and Brian O’Grady added an RBI single. In the fourth, the Monarchs took the lead as Jacob Robson led off with his seventh home run of the year and Wiley added an RBI single.
Kane County was suddenly down, but responded with two runs in the top of the fifth. Lott hit his second home run of the day, a two-run shot. The Monarchs tied the score in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Gavin Collins, but Lott put his team on top for good in the top of the seventh, hitting his third two-run home run of the day. Collins hit his eighth homer of the season in the bottom of the eighth to pull the Monarchs within one, but they would get no closer.
Kansas City finished with four home runs. Keith Rogalla earned the victory and Daniel Bies came on to record his 10th save of the year.
Kansas City Monarchs Recap by Carter Woodiel
Five-Run Fifth Propels Dogs
The Chicago Dogs scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth, erasing a two-run deficit on their way to a 7-2 victory over the Lake Country DockHounds. Josh Altmann hit his league-leading 17th home run of the season and the Dogs bullpen was spectacular, tossing 4.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Lake Country took the lead in the top of the third on an RBI double by Thomas Jones and extended the lead to two on a sacrifice fly by Steven Sensley. Juan Hillman was pitching very well through four, but the wheels came off in the bottom of the fifth. The DockHounds starter loaded the bases on two walks and a single, then throw a wild pitch that brought home one run. Ryan Lidge followed with a two-run single and Altmann then hit a two run home run to make it 5-2. Chicago sealed the victory with runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.
Lidge went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI and Dylan Rosa also had three hits in the contest. Blake Tiberi scored two runs for the DockHounds.
Early Outburst Propels Goldeyes
The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored six runs in the third propelling them to an eight-run lead, then held on for a 9-8 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Despite giving up five earned runs in 4.2 innings, Travis Seabrooke earned the victory. Samuel Adames gave up two runs in the ninth but still earned his eighth save of the season.
The Goldeyes jumped out in front in the bottom the second on a two-run single by Javeyan Williams. An inning later, Winnipeg exploded for six runs on seven hits, sending 12 meant to the plate. Six different players drove in runs in the frame, including Williams, who finished with three RBI.
The Explorers were down but refused to quit, putting up three in the top of the fourth, a run in the fifth, two in the seventh, and adding two in the ninth. Sioux City had the go ahead run at first, but Adames was able to strike out Vince Fernandez to in the contest.
RailCats Outslug Railroaders
The Gary SouthShore RailCats found themselves trailing by one after four innings, but scored two in the fifth and in the sixth innings to defeat the Cleburne Railroaders, 10-9. Gary SouthShore hit four home runs in the contest as both Daniel Lingua and Jesus Marriaga each had three hits.
They have RailCats took the lead in the top of the first, scoring two, but Cleburne responded with four in the bottom half of the frame. The Railroaders extended their lead to three on a Mark Karaviotis double in the second, but the RailCats responded with three in the top of the third to tie the score. In the fourth, Marriaga led off with his sixth home run of the season, but Cleburne refused to go away, scoring two runs in the bottom half of the frame. That made it 7-6.
Gary SouthShore immediately responded, scoring two in the top of the fifth. Victor Nova hit his seventh homer of the year to lead off the frame and Jackson Valera added an RBI double. An inning later, the RailCats received solo home runs from Jose Contreras and Seth Caddell to extend the lead to three. The Railroaders refused to go away as well, as Karaviotis hit a two-run homer in the eighth, his 11th of the season. DJ Wilkinson came on in the ninth to close the door, however, earning his ninth save of the season.
Karaviotis had a huge day for Cleburne, going 5-5 with three runs scored and five RBI. Karaviotis finished a single away from hitting for the cycle. Zach Nehrir and Guillermo Quintana each had three hits as well and Bret Boswell scored three runs.
Olund Leads RedHawks to Victory
Alec Olund homered and drove in four to help lead the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to an 8-2 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Colten Davis earned the victory in relief, tossing four scoreless innings.
Sioux Falls jumped out in front in the bottom of the first, but Fargo-Moorhead took the lead for good in the top of the fourth, scoring three runs on four hits. Olund had a two-run single to put his team in the lead and Sam Dexter delivered an RBI single. The Canaries cut the deficit to one in the bottom half of the frame on a wild pitch, but it was all RedHawks from there, as the team scored a run in the fifth, two in the seventh, then added a run in the eighth and the ninth. Olund hit a two-run homer in the seventh.
Scott Schreiber had three hits and scored two runs and Manuel Boscan had two hits and scored twice for the RedHawks. Trevor Achenbach had three of the five hits for Sioux Falls.
Milkmen Blow Out Saltdogs
The Milwaukee Milkmen hit five home runs and wrapped out 15 hits in a 17-8 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Lincoln hit three home runs themselves and produced 16 hits, but could not overcome an early 14 run deficit.
Milwaukee held a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the second, but blew this game open with seven runs, sending 11 men to the plate. Roy Morales had the big hit of the frame, a grand slam, and Miguel Gomez followed with a solo home run. In the fourth, the Milkmen added five more runs as Cam Balego hit a three-run shot, his 10th of the year.
Lincoln refused to go away, however, scoring a run in the fifth and adding two more in the sixth. Connor Panas led off with his 13th home run of the season in the fifth, and Luis Roman hit a two-run shot in the sixth. Milwaukee responded with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, and Lincoln put up three more in the top of the eighth as Nate Samson hit a solo home run to lead off the frame and Drew Devine added a two-run single.
Balego and Morales each had four hits and drove in four. Devine had four hits for the Saltdogs.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Cam Balego (Milwaukee Milkmen) 4-6, 3 R, 4 RBI, HR, Double
No. 2 – Mark Karaviotis (Cleburne Railroaders) 5-5, 3 R, 5 RBI, 3 Doubles, Triple, HR
No. 1 – Trent Lott (Kane County Cougars) 3-5, 3 HR, 3 R, 6 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
With their victory on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Milkmen now have the best record in the American Association… Milwaukee has scored at least 10 runs in three of their last five games… Lincoln Saltdogs catcher Luke Roskam extended his consecutive on base streak to 28 straight games.
Chicago: Removed OF General McArthur IV from the Injured List and placed him on the Inactive List retroactive to July 14
Winnipeg: Released RHP Emmanuel Rosario; Activated LHP R.J. Martinez from the Inactive List; Signed LHP James Palmer
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By Robert Pannier