RedHawks, Railroaders Win Slugfests, Miller Dominates for Monarchs
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 Sunday, including Jalen Miller tossing shutout for Kansas City Monarchs, and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Cleburne Railroaders win slugfests.
Game Recaps for Sunday
RedHawks Outslug Dogs
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Chicago Dogs combined for 28 runs and 33 hits, but it was the RedHawks prevailing, winning the slugfest, 16-12. The bottom of the Fargo-Moorhead lineup was spectacular, as the bottom four combined to go 12-18 with 13 runs and six RBI. The teams combine to hit just one homer.
The teams started out of the gate quickly, as the RedHawks led 12-8 through four. Fargo extended the lead to seven before Chicago battled back to pull within three, however, the RedHawks scored one more in the bottom of the eighth to seal the victory. Nick Novak went 4-4 with four runs and three RBI and Alec Olund was 2-4 with three runs and three RBI.
Jesus Lujano had five hits and drove in four for Chicago. Nick Heath and Taylor Jackson each had two RBI.
Sermo Homers in Railroaders Victory
Jose Sermo hit his league leading 11th homer of the year as the Cleburne Railroaders defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 12-10. The RailCats led 3-1 coming out of the third, but the Railroaders scored 11 runs over the next four innings, then held off a comeback by Gary SouthShore to earn the win.
It was 3-2 in the fifth when Cleburne took the lead for good, scoring four. Cleburne then scored three more in the sixth and seventh innings. Gary SouthShore put up four in the seventh and added two more in the eighth, but could get no closer. Sermo homered and drove in three and Mark Karaviotis also hit a home run, going 3-5 with three runs and three RBI. Kody Bullard earned the win.
Jesus Marriaga had four RBI for the RailCats and hit his third homer of the year. Gio Diaz went 3-5 with three runs scored and two RBI.
Mora, Milkmen Stymies Explorers
Kyle Mora allowed one run in six innings to lead the Milwaukee Milkmen to a 4-1 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Mora allowed seven hits but did not walk a batter in earning his second victory of the season. Three relievers each tossed a scoreless frame from the Milkmen, with Nate Hadley coming on in the ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.
Milwaukee took the lead in the fourth as Gabriel Cancel gave his team the lead with an RBI single and he later scored on a sacrifice fly by Cam Redding. Sioux City cut the lead in half in the top of the sixth on a triple by Daniel Perez, but Mora stranded him at third. An inning later, Redding came home on an error, and Bryan Torres drove home a run with an RBI single.
Milwaukee recorded just six hits. Austin Drury took the loss, giving up two unearned runs in six innings. Kyle Kasser, Jake Ortega, and Perez each had two hits.
Saltdogs Down Canaries in 10
Josh Roeder and Akeem Bostick both pitched very well, forcing extra innings where the Lincoln Saltdogs defeated the Sioux City Explorers in 10, 2-1. Bostick tossed six scoreless innings while Roeder give up just one run in seven innings.
The Canaries took the lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Jordan Barth. That lead held until the eighth when Yanio Perez drove home Matt Goodheart with an RBI double. The game went to the 10th where Nate Samson scored on a walk-off single by Perez. That made a winner of Steffon Moore, who tossed two scoreless innings. Perez had three hits and drove in two for the Saltdogs. Barth had two hits for Sioux Falls.
Miller Dominates as Monarchs Blank Goldeyes
Jalen Miller earned his fourth victory of the season, tossing seven scoreless frames to the lead the Kansas City Monarchs to a 7-0 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Beaux Bonvillian tossed two scoreless frames to complete the shutout. The win was the fourth in a row for Kansas City.
The Monarchs scored single runs in the second and fourth to hold a two-run lead, but then blew this game open in the fifth, scoring four runs. Chris Herrmann hit a grand slam in the frame, his ninth homer of the year. Dylan Rosa closed out the scoring, hitting his fourth home run of the season in the top of the ninth.
Winnipeg recorded just five hits in the game. Jackson Smith had two of them.
DockHounds Rally to Down Cougars
The Lake Country DockHounds sored two runs in the seventh and added three more in the ninth to defeat the Kane County Cougars, 6-4. Matt Mullenbach earned the victory in relief and Jojanse Torres came on to earn his first save of the season.
Kane County took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but Lake Country battled back to score one in the fourth and added two more in the seventh to take the lead. The Cougars tied the game in the bottom of eighth, but the DockHounds responded with three in the top of the ninth. Brian Rey had an RBI single, and Tyler Hill added a two-run double. Kane County got one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning when Jimmy Kerrigan hit his second home run of the season, but they fell short.
Rey finished with two hits and three RBI and Nick Banks and Dustin Woodcock each scored two runs. Kerrigan went 3-5 with two runs and an RBI for Kane County.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Akeem Bostick (Sioux Falls Canaries) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
No. 2 – Jalen Miller (Kansas City Monarchs) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 5 K
No. 1 – Nick Novak (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 4-4, 4 R, 3 RBI, HR, 3 SB
American Association Daily Notes
Winnipeg Goldeyes 3B Dayson Croes extended his hitting streak to 24 straight games, going 1-3… Chicago Dogs shortstop Josh Altmann saw his consecutive on-base streak end at 26 straight games… The Chicago Dogs lost their ninth straight game. That is the longest losing streak in the league this year… Cleburne Railroaders 1B Jose Sermo hit his league leading 11th homer of the year… With his grand slam on Sunday, Chris Herrmann leads the league with 33 RBI… After allowing three total earned runs through his first 24.0 innings, Chicago Dogs starter Tyler Palm has allowed 15 earned runs over his last eight innings.
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By Robert Pannier