RedHawks Big Inning, Ventura Tosses Gem, Adams, Bennett Drive in Four
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 four games in the American Association on Thursday, including the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks taking an early lead, then hanging on to Down the Gary SouthShore RailCats, and Angel Ventura tosses a gem for the Sioux Falls Canaries. Plus, the Kane County Cougars rally to down the Cleburne Railroaders. This and much more.
Bennett, Adams Lead Dogs in Slugfest over Milkmen
T.J. Bennett and Johnny Adams each drove in four runs as the Chicago Dogs salvaged the final game of their series against the Milwaukee Milkmen, 10-7. This was an exciting contest that saw each team score in five separate innings. Milwaukee looked like they may battle back in this contest, but Dogs closer Jeff Kinley recorded the final five outs to close out the contest.
Bennett finished 4-5 while Adams was 2-3. Ryan Lidge went 3-4 with three runs scored. David Washington returned for Milwaukee and went 3-4 with three runs scored. Trey Martin had three hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Five-Run Third Propels RedHawks to Victory
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning to earn a 7-6 victory over the Gary SouthShore RailCats. John Silviano delivered the big blow of the inning, a two-run homer. Jordan George had two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Bret Helton pitched very well for the RedHawks, allowing two runs in 6.2 innings pitched. Alex DuBord closed out the contest, recording the final six outs for his third save of the season.
Billy Cooke had struggled in his first few games with the RailCats, but he looked outstanding, going 3-5 with a run and an RBI. Ciaran Devenney drove in two for Gary.
Cougars Rally Late to Derail Railroaders
The Kane County Cougars scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings to earn a 5-3 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. Brandon Chinea broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI double in the eighth and Mitch Reeves provided an insurance run with an RBI single in the ninth. That made a winner of Christian DeLeon, who tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory. Andy McGuire came on in the ninth to close out the contest for his first save of the season.
Austin Fairchild pitched well for Cleburne, allowing three runs in six innings. Ramon Hernandez had two hits, including his 13th homerun of the year.
Ventura Shuts Down Explorers
Angel Ventura tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Sioux Falls Canaries to a 2-0 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Ventura was outstanding, allowing three hits while striking out six. Caleb Frare came on in the ninth and earned the save, striking out the side. Cade Gotta had three hits and Wyatt Ulrich added a pair.
L.T. Tolbert two of the four hits for Sioux City on the evening. Brett Adcock was hard luck loser, giving up two runs in six innings.
Apollos-Monarchs Rained Out
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Ryan Lidge (Chicago Dogs) 3-4, 3 R, BB
No. 2 – T.J. Bennett (Chicago Dogs) 4-5, R, 4 RBI, Double
American Association Daily Notes
Sioux Falls Canaries IF Wyatt Ulrich has now reached base in 37 consecutive games. That is the longest streak in the American Association this season…Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks OF Jordan George kept his consecutive game on-base streak alive as well, reaching base for the 33rd consecutive game…Gary SouthShore RailCats IF Daniel Lingua has now reach base in 29 consecutive games…The Kane County Cougars are 6-1 when tied after eight innings.
Gary SouthShore: Activated OF Billy Cooke and INF Michael Woodworth from the Inactive List
Milwaukee: Activated INF David Washington from the Injured List
By Robert Pannier