Monarchs Rally to Down Dogs, Martin Sets Goldeyes Record, Henry Leads Canaries
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. Robert Pannier recaps the six games in the American Association on Friday, including the Kansas City Monarchs rallying to beat the Chicago Dogs, Kyle Martin setting a Winnipeg Goldeyes franchise record, and Jabari Henry homering to lead the Sioux Falls Canaries to victory. This and much more.
Martin Sets Mark in Goldeyes Victory
Kyle Martin set a franchise record, driving in his 89th run of the season as the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Kane County Cougars, 8-6. Winnipeg trailed 2-0 entering the top of the fourth, then scored runs over each of the next five innings. Max Murphy led the way, driving in a pair of runs. However, Martin stole the show when he led off the top of the fourth with his league-leading 27th homerun of the year. That gave him 89 RBI, a new franchise single-season record. Joseph Camacho earned the victory with a scoreless inning of relief and Donnie Hart closed the contest out for his third save since joining the Goldeyes.
Jeffrey Baez remains red-hot for Kane County 2-3, including hitting his 14th homerun of the season. Baez drove in four.
Zimmerman Dominates in Milkmen Victory
Ryan Zimmerman allowed one run in seven innings to lead the Milwaukee Milkmen to a 6-1 victory over the Houston Apollos. Zimmerman allowed five hits to earn his eighth of the season. Adam Brett Walker II, David Washington, and Trey Martin each drove in a pair of runs for Milwaukee. The Milkmen earned the victory with a pair of threes, scoring three in the first in three in the fourth.
Hudson Bilodeau went 2-4 and Aaron Takacs continued his torrid pace, extending his hitting streak to eight straight games. Takacs is 16-29 during the streak.
Monarchs Rally to Down Dogs
The Kansas City Monarchs scored two runs in the seventh and two in the ninth to defeat the Chicago Dogs, 6-4. Michael McCullough led the way, going 2-5, including hitting his ninth homerun of the season. McCullough drove in three in the contest. Ryan Grotjohn also hit his ninth homerun of the season, driving in two. Casey Gillaspie added his 17th homerun of the season. Justin Donatella earned the victory, allowing two runs in six innings. Jameson McGrane came on to close out the contest to earn his third save of the season.
The loss spoiled another solid performance by Jordan Kipper, who allowed three runs in six innings, striking out eight. Ryan Lidge hit his sixth homerun of the season for Chicago, a two-run shot. Anfernee Grier hit his seventh of the year.
Henry Homer Powers Canaries
Jabari Henry homered to lead out the bottom of the eighth inning, breaking a four all tie to lead the Sioux Falls Canaries to a 5-4 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Sioux Falls took an early one run lead, but Fargo battled back with three runs in the third and a run in the fourth. The Canaries tied the score in the bottom of the fifth on a three-run blast off the bat of Shamoy Christopher, his fifth homerun of the season. That set of the dramatic shot by Henry. Grady Wood earned the victory and Caleb Frare closed out the contest for his ninth save of the season.
Alex Boxwell and Manuel Boscan each had two hits and drove in a run for the RedHawks.
Railroaders Rally in Ninth to Down Explorers
The Cleburne Railroaders trailed 6-5 entering the ninth, but Ramon Hernandez put his team on top with a two-run single against closer Nate Gercken to lead Cleburne to a 7-6 victory. Alay Lago got the rally started with a one-out single, and Ozzie Martinez followed by beating out a ground ball for a hit. That brought Hernandez to the plate, who lined a single into left. Martinez scored on an error to give the Railroaders the victory. Austin Fairchild earned the win and Edward Cruz earned his seventh save of the season. Hernandez finished with three hits and three RBI.
That spoiled a big night for José Sermo, who has 24th homerun of the season and added two RBI. Seamus Curran also went deep for the Explorers.
RailCats Pitching Staff Muzzles Saltdogs
Three Gary SouthShore RailCats combined to allow two runs on six hits as the team defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs, 3-2. Josh Vincent got the start, allowing one run in 4.2 innings. Jack Eisenbarger then took over, earning the victory by allowing one run in three innings. Tasker Strobel closed out the contest to earn his fourth save of the season. Thomas Walraven hit his fifth homerun of the year.
Ben Wereski was the hardluck loser for Lincoln, allowing two runs on two hits in six innings. He struck out seven Justin Byrd and Yanio Perez each had two hits and an RBI
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Jeffrey Baez (Kane County Cougars) 2-3, R, HR, 4 RBI, BB
No. 2 – Ryan Zimmerman (Milwaukee Milkmen) 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, ER, 5 K
American Association Daily Notes
Winnipeg Goldeyes 1B Kyle Martin not only set a franchise record with his 89th RBI of the season, and now leads the American Association with 27 homers…Kansas City Monarchs IF Will Kengor extended his hitting streak to 19 straight games, the third longest in the American Association this season
Gary SouthShore: Signed INF Brandon Zaragoza
Milwaukee: Traded LHP Misael Siverio to Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) for a player to be named later
By Robert Pannier