Milkmen Crush Goldeyes, Dykhoff Tosses Gem, Dogs Rally
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 Friday, including the Chicago Dogs rallying to defeat the Gary SouthShore RailCats, the Milwaukee Milkmen put up 19 on the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and the Sioux Falls Canaries down the Lake Country DockHounds.
Game Recaps for Friday
Milkmen Crush Goldeyes
The Milwaukee Milkmen crushed the Winnipeg Goldeyes for the second straight night, this time winning 19-4. The night after earning an 11-0 victory, Ryan Zimmerman scattered five hits over five innings to earn his seventh victory of the season. Juan Echevarria tossed the final three innings to earn his third save of the year.
Milwaukee took command of this game right off, scoring eight runs on nine hits in the bottom of the first inning. The Milkmen sent 12 men to the plate as seven different Milwaukee players plated runs during the frame. It was 9-1 in the fourth when Milwaukee added two more runs, then scored six more in the fifth, needing just three hits.
Cam Balego had four hits, scored four runs, and drove in three. Miguel Gomez had three hits, scored three runs, and drove in three. Bryan Torres scored four times. Max Murphy had three hits for Winnipeg.
Achenbach Powers Canaries to Victory
Trevor Achenbach homered and drove in four to help lead the Sioux Falls Canaries to an 11-4 victory over the Lake Country DockHounds. Sioux Falls opened with seven unanswered runs, including five in the top of the first to take charge of this game. Mike Hart had a two-run single in the first and Achenbach drove in his first run of the game with an RBI single.
In the third, Achenbach hit a two-run homer, his seventh of the season. The DockHounds responded with three in the bottom half of the frame as Marcus Chiu delivered a two-run triple and he scored on a groundout by Curtis Terry. In the fourth, Sioux Falls extended the seven-run lead. Achenbach had a sacrifice fly and Welington Dotel hit a ground rule double, plating two. Each team added one run.
Mitchell Walters earned the victory and Christian Johnson tossed four scoreless frames to earn his first save of the season. Achenbach finished 3-4 with two runs scored and four RBI. Dotel had three RBI and two hits and Jabari Henry had three hits and scored three times. Hart had three hits, scored twice, and drove in two. Chiu had three hits for the DockHounds.
Six-Run Fifth Propels Railroaders
The Cleburne Railroaders erased a three-run deficit, scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth to defeat the Kansas City Monarchs, 7-6. Chandler Casey earned the victory, tossing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief and Nick Gardewine gave up two runs in the top of the ninth but closed out the contest for his fourth save of the season.
Kansas City trailed by one entering the fourth, but Chris Herrmann put his team on top, hitting a two-run homer, his 16th of the season. An inning later, Odubel Herrera and Justin Wylie hit back-to-back home runs to extend the lead to three. Cleburne responded right away, scoring six runs on six hits in the bottom half of the frame. Blaze Brothers plated a run with the triple and he scored on a Brian Klein single. Three batters later, Mark Karaviotis tied the score with an RBI single. Guillermo Quintana gave his team the lead and Elmer Reyes had a two run double to make it 7-4.
Kansas City scored two runs and had the bases-loaded in the top of the ninth, but Gardewine got Jacob Robson to line out to end the game. Wylie scored three runs for Kansas City. Karaviotis scored twice for the Railroaders and Reyes had two RBI.
Dykhoff Dominates to Lead RedHawks
Jake Dykhoff allowed one unearned run in six innings to lead the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to a 6-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Dykhoff allowed six hits and struck out nine to even his record at 4-4. Reza Aleaziz recorded the final four outs for his fourth save of the year.
Fargo-Moorhead took the lead in the bottom of the third, scoring four runs. Evan Alexander put his team on top with an RBI triple and he scored when Correlle Prime followed with an RBI double. Next up was Scott Schreiber, who hit a two-run homer, his sixth of the year. Kane County got on the board in the top of the sixth on a passed ball but Manuel Boscan extended the lead to five with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh. The Cougars battled back to pull within three and had the tying run at the plate after a Galli Cribbs two run double, but were unable to continue the rally.
Dogs Rally to Down RailCats
The Chicago Dogs found themselves trailing after three, but scored five unanswered runs to earn a 5-2 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Gary SouthShore took the lead, scoring a run in the first and third innings.
Edward Cuello was dominating for the RailCats early on, but Chicago tied the score, scoring a run in the fourth and sixth innings, then put up two in the seventh. The Dogs added one more run in the ninth to seal the victory.
Bryan Warzek earned the victory and Brian Schlitter came on to record his 10th save of the season. Matt Bottcher had two hits and he and Jesus Lujano each scored twice for Chicago. Jackson Valera had three hits for the RailCats.
Saltdogs Rally to Down Explorers
The Lincoln Saltdogs found themselves trailing after one, but rallied to earn a 3-2 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Devin Conn earned the win, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and Carter Hope earned the save, his third of the year. Austin Drury pitched well, but took the loss for Sioux City.
Sioux City took a 2-0 lead in the first, but Lincoln tied the score in the top of the fourth on back-to-back hits by Will Kengor and Nate Samson. Luke Roskam put his team ahead in the top of the fifth.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Christian Johnson (Sioux Falls Canaries) 4.0 IP, 0 BB, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 K
No. 2 – Jake Dykhoff (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, BB, 9 K
No. 1 – Cam Balego (Milwaukee Milkmen) 4-5, 4 R, 3 RBI, BB, 2 Doubles
American Association Daily Notes
Winnipeg Goldeyes shortstop Andy Armstrong is in a 0-20 slump after going 0-2 on Friday… Milwaukee Milkmen right-hander Ryan Zimmerman earned his seventh victory of the season, tying him for the league lead… The Sioux City Explorers saw their nine-game home winning streak come to an end on Friday.
Chicago: Placed OF General McArthur IV on the Injured List retroactive to July 14; Signed RHP Jake Newberry
Cleburne: Activated INF Elmer Reyes from the Injured List
Gary SouthShore: Released INF Gio Brusa
Kansas City: Signed RHP Sam Jacobsak
Lake Country: Signed INF Kevin Maitan
Milwaukee: Placed RHP Hansel Rodriguez on the Injured List retroactive to July 12
Sioux City: Signed LHP Franklin Dacosta and OF Scott Ota
Winnipeg: Signed RHP Greg Duncan
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By Robert Pannier