RailCats Snap Cougars Winning Streak, RedHawks Batter Dogs
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 a full slate of games in the American Association on Wednesday including the Gary Southshore RailCats snapping the five-game winning streak of the Kane County Cougars and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks using two big innings to batter the Chicago Dogs.
Three-Run Eight Propels Saltdogs to 8-5 Win
Edgar Corcino drove home the go-ahead run and Gunnar Buhner added a two-run single as the Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Cleburne Railroaders, 8-5. Cleburne had battled back to tie the score at five on a two-run homer off the bat of Alay Lago in the seventh, but Lincoln r,etook the lead for good in the eighth. Josh Altmann began the inning with a double and moved to third on a Curt Smith single. Corcino followed with a sacrifice fly to bring home Altmann and, three batters later, Buhner singled to drive home two more to secure the victory.
Altmann finished 2-3 with three runs scored and his second homer in as many nights. Smith had two hits and drove in three runs. Cleburne got homers from Lago and Ramon Hernandez.
Milwaukee Overcomes Early Deficit to Down Goldeyes
The Milwaukee Milkmen found themselves trailing by three entering the bottom of the third, but a three-run third tied the score and the Milkmen blew it open with a five-run seventh on their way to an 11-3 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. David Washington tripled and drove home three in the game and Logan Trowbridge had three hits and two RBI for Milwaukee. Myles Smith earned the victory in his second career start, allowing two earned runs in five innings and the Milwaukee bullpen tossed four shutout innings.
Kyle Martin added his third homer of the season for Winnipeg and Dakota Conners had two hits including a triple.
Prime, RedHawks Crush Dogs
A 10-run fourth and seven-run eighth proved to be too much for the Chicago Dogs, as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rolled to a 17-5 victory over Chicago. The RedHawks sent 14 batters to the plate in the fourth, recording seven hits, an error, and two walks. John Silviano plated the first two runs of the inning with a two-run double. In the eighth, Fargo-Moorhead used five hits, two hits, and two walks to plate seven more runs.
Correlle Prime had the big bat for Fargo, going 5-5 with three runs and two RBI. Leobaldo Pina had three hits in five trips to the plate, driving in three and scoring two other runs as every player in the RedHawk lineup had at least one hit. Chicago was led by K.C. Hobson who had two hits and two RBI. Danny Mars also had two hits and scored two runs for the Dogs.
RailCats Snap Cougars Winning Streak
Daniel Lingua tied the score with a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and then won the contest with a walk off walk in the bottom of the 10th to give the Gary Southshore RailCats a 7-6 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Lingua turned on a 1-2 pitch to blast his first homerun of the season, forcing extra innings. That is where the RailCats would earn the victory, as Kane County reliever Tom Curtin gave up a hit and two walks to load the bases before walking Lingua on five pitches to drive home the winning run.
Lingua finished 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBI. Nick Garcia earned the victory with four shutout innings of relief. Anfernee Seymour and Mitch Reeves each had two hits for Kane County. The loss snapped the Cougars five-game winning streak.
Canaries Ground Apollos
An eight run second inning, proved to be far too much for the Houston Apollos, as the Sioux Falls Canaries rolled to a 16-0 victory. Sioux Falls sent 14 men to the plate in the decisive inning, as former Pecos League star Nate Etheridge had two hits in the inning, finishing 5-5 with three runs and an RBI in the game. Logan Landon had two hits, including hitting his second homer of the season, while driving in four runs. Mike Hart also hit his second homer of the year, driving in three.
Ty Culbreth earned the victory, tossing five shutout innings. He has yet to allow a run in either of his two starts, a span of 11 innings. Jackson Maynard came on in the sixth and completed the shutout with four one-hit innings. He struck out six. Blake Berry had two hits for Houston.
Explorers Hang on to Down Monarchs
For the second straight night, the Kansas City Monarchs mounted a late come back, but would come up short as the Sioux City Explorers earned an 11-8 victory. Jan Hernandez hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning, but it was far too little to overcome the deficit. José Sermo helped Sioux City jump out to an early 9-4 lead, driving home four and Jared Walker scored three runs and had two hits in the game. Lane Milligan had a huge contest for Sioux City, going 2-2 with three runs scored, two RBI, and two walks. Matt Pobereyko closed out the contest for his third save of the year.
Hernandez finished with two hits and five runs driven in for Kansas City. Johnny Field was 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He also homered in the game, his second of the season.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Nathan Etheridge (Sioux Falls Canaries) 5-5, 3 RBI, 2 Doubles, RBI
No. 2 – Daniel Lingua (Gary Southshore RailCats) 2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2 BB, Game-Winning RBI
No. 1 – Correlle Prime (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 5-5, 3 R, Double, 2 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
The Kane County Cougars saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. They had also won their first five games on the road, dropping to 5-1 away from Kane County following the loss…Matt Pobereyko earned his third save of the season, tying him with Cleburne Railroaders closer Tyler Wilson for the league lead…The RailCats moved to 2-0 in extra-inning games with their victory on Wednesday… Cougars outfielder Anfernee Seymour stole his league-leading 10th base on Wednesday. He has more than twice as many stolen bases as anyone else in the league… The 18 hits recorded by Sioux Falls on Wednesday was one short of the league high set by Cleburne on May 23… The 17 runs scored by Fargo-Moorhead was the most in the league this season.
Gary SouthShore: Signed OF Alec Olund
Lincoln: Signed OF Patrick Adams
Milwaukee: Signed RHP Nick Pawelczyk
Sioux Falls: Signed C Patrick Arndt and INF Cole Pengilly
Winnipeg: Signed RHP Andrew Fernandez and C Mike Gulino
By Robert Pannier