RedHawks Clip Milkmen, Hernandez Power Monarchs, Railroaders Earn Walk-Off Victory
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 the six games in the American Association on Saturday, including Jan Hernandez homering twice for the Kansas City Monarchs and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks slipping by the Milwaukee Milkmen. Plus, the Winnipeg Goldeyes Down Gary and the Cleburne Railroaders literally walk off. This plus much more.
Simpson, Railroaders Walk-Off Canaries
Chase Simpson drew a bases-loaded walk with one down in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive home the winning run in a walk-off victory for the Cleburne Railroaders. The Sioux Falls Canaries led the contest, 7-5 entering the bottom of the ninth, but two walks and a single loaded the bases for Ramon Hernandez who was hit by reliever Robbie Gordon to drive home the tying run. Simpson then walked on five pitches to earn the Railroaders to victory.
Simpson finished with two runs driven in. Osvaldo Martinez went 3-5 with three runs scored. Edward Cruz earned the victory with two scoreless innings of relief. Zane Gurwitz hit his fourth homerun of the season as part of a three RBI night for Sioux Falls. Wyatt Ulrich had three hits for the Canaries.
Martin, Navarro Lead Goldeyes Over RailCats
Kyle Martin and Raul Navarro each hit home runs and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 10-7 victory over these Gary SouthShore RailCats. The RailCats took a 5-1 lead after five, but Winnipeg responded with four in the sixth and three in the seventh on their way to the victory. Every player for the Goldeyes had at least one hit and eight of the nine players in the lineup had two hits in the game. Five players scored two runs.
The loss spoiled a big night for Daniel Lingua who went 4-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Raymond Jones hit his third homerun of the season.
Hernandez Homers Twice to Lead Monarchs
Jan Hernandez hit a pair of two-run homers to help lead the Kansas City Monarchs to an 11-3 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Kansas City scored at least one run in each of the first five innings, staking themselves to a 9-3 lead. Hernandez led the way, homering in the first and third innings. Hernandez drove in five in the game. Colin Willis also went deep for the Monarchs. Ryan Grotjohn went 4-5 with three runs scored and two RBI for Kansas City. Jake Matthys earned the victory, allowing three runs in seven innings.
Forrestt Allday and Josh Altmann each hit homeruns for Lincoln as well. Both players had two hits in the contest.
Kipper Sharp in Dogs Victory
Jordan Kipper allowed two runs in seven innings to lead the Chicago Dogs to an 8-2 victory over the Houston Apollos. Jeff Kinley earned the save, tossing two scoreless innings of relief. T.J. Bennett led the offense, going 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, that included hitting his third homerun since joining Chicago.
David Aldrich and Jordan Pontious each went 2-4 for Houston. Dom DeRenzo hit his third homerun of the season for the Apollos.
Early Surge Propels Cougars
The Kane County Cougars scored four in the first in three in the third to take a 7-2 lead, then cruised to a 7-4 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Kacy Clemens had the big blow in the first, hitting a two-run double. Mark Karaviotis added a two-run double in the third. Ben Allison earned his second victory of the season and Mark Seyler came on to close out the contest for his seventh save of the year.
It was another outstanding night for José Sermo, who went 2-4 with a run in three RBI. Sermo hit his 15th homerun of the year.
Silviano, RedHawks Clip Milkmen, 4-3
John Silviano broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. Jordan George helped stake Fargo to the lead with a two-run homerun in the bottom of the second inning, his seventh of the year. Michael Hope earned the victory and Ryan Flores tossed two scoreless innings to close out the contest.
Trey Martin led Milwaukee with two hits and a run scored. Adam Brett Walker II drove in a run.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – T.J. Bennett (Chicago Dogs) 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, Double, HR
No. 2 – Jordan Kipper (Chicago Dogs) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 K
American Association Daily Notes
Sioux Falls Canaries OF Wyatt Ulrich extended his hitting streak to 22 straight games, the longest streak in the American Association this season. He also extended his on-base streak to 25 straight games, second-longest in the American Association this season… Lincoln Saltdogs OF Forrestt Allday extended his consecutive on-base streak to 26 games. That is the longest in the league this year.
Kansas City: Signed RHP Justin Shafer
By Robert Pannier