McGovern Dominates to Help Goldeyes Gain Split
FRANKLIN, WI – The Winnipeg Goldeyes split a double header with the Milwaukee Milkmen at Routine Field on Friday night, losing the opener 5-4 in nine innings and winning the nightcap 1-0.
In game one, and with the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Manual Boscan hit a two-out single to centre that scored Derek Reddy with the winning run.
Milwaukee jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI single from Adam Brett Walker and an RBI double from Dan Ward, both of which came with two outs.
In the top of the fourth, Wes Darvill singled to centre with one out and took third on a bloop single to centre from Reggie Abercrombie. Abercrombie advanced to second on an error, and the Goldeyes cut the lead in half when Kyle Martin lined a sacrifice fly to right that scored Darvill. Abercrombie scored the tying run on a wild pitch.
The Milkmen regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out, RBI double from Jose Rosario.
Winnipeg scored twice in the top of the fifth to take a 4-3 lead. Jonathan Moroney led off with a triple and eventually scored the tying run on a two-out, infield single from Adrian Marin. Marin then stole second and scored the lead run when Darvill singled to centre.
In the bottom of the fifth, Reddy legged out a one-out infield single and scored the tying run when Garrett Copeland doubled down the left field line.
Zach Hartman (3-2) earned the win in relief in game one for the Milkmen while Brandon Bingel (1-2) took the loss for Winnipeg.
Tyler Garkow started for the Goldeyes, and allowed three earned runs on five hits over three and two-thirds innings in a no-decision. Garkow walked none and struck out five.
Angel Ventura started for Milwaukee in game one and also took a no-decision, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits in five and one-third innings. Ventura walked one and struck out six.
In game two, Moroney snapped a scoreless tie in the top of the seventh with a two-out, RBI double to left-centre that scored Willy Garcia. Garcia had singled up the middle with one out and stole second base two batters later while Moroney was at the plate.
Victor Capellan took over for Goldeyes’ starter Kevin McGovern in the bottom of the seventh and pitched a perfect inning to earn his 24th save.
McGovern (11-5) picked up the win, pitching six shutout innings on five hits. McGovern walked one and struck out seven.
TJ House (7-7) started for the Milkmen in game two and took a complete game loss, allowing one earned run on seven hits in seven innings. House walked one and struck out two.
Left fielder Dominic Ficociello made a key defensive play in the bottom of the third, throwing out Sam Dexter at the plate. Dexter was attempting to score form third on a flyball from Copeland.
The series continues Saturday evening at Routine Field at 6:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with Around the Association.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes return home on Thursday, August 15th when they host the Chicago Dogs at Shaw Park. Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com.
by Steve Schuster