RedHawks Rally Late, Milkmen Win in 10, Kinley, Hall, Washington Honored
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 two games in the American Association on Sunday, including the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rallying from four down to defeat the Sioux Falls Canaries and the Milwaukee Milkmen defeat Lake Country DockHounds in 10. Plus, Matt Hall and Jeff Kinley are named Co-Pitchers of the Week and David Washington is named the Player of the Week. This, plus much more.
RedHawks Rally to Down Canaries
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks found themselves trailing by four heading into the bottom of the seventh, but tied the score with a four-run frame then scored two in the eighth to come away with a 6-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Canaries took the lead in the top of the fourth when Trey Michalczewski hit a solo homerun and Aaron Takacs stole home to give their team a 2-0 lead. An inning later, an RBI single by Gavin LaValley and a base hit by Takacs extended the lead to four.
That looked like all the support that Sioux Falls starter Ty Culbreth would need, as he shut down the RedHawks to the first six innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out six. However, Culbreth came out of the seventh and Fargo-Moorhead pounced. Christian Johnson came on and gave up a walk before allowing two singles. That brought a call for Stevie Ledesma who retired the next two batters, but a two-run triple by Leobaldo Pina pulled the RedHawks within one and he scored on a John Silviano single. An inning later, Sam Dexter led off with a triple and Nick Novak was hit by a pitch to start the frame. An error allowed Dexter to score and Peter Maris closed out the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
Tanner Riley earned the victory in Joe Jones came on in the ninth to earn his third save of the season. Maris, Drew Ward, Silviano, and Dexter each had two hits for the RedHawks. Takacs had three hits and LaValley had two for the Canaries.
Chester Walk-Off Sacrifice Fly Ends Pitcher’s Duel
The Lake Country DockHounds and Milwaukee Milkmen put up goose eggs through the first nine frames, sending this game to extra innings where Milwaukee came away with a 2-1 victory in the bottom of the 10th. This was a fantastic pitcher’s duel between Francisco Jimenez and Myles Smith. Gimenez tossed seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out four. Smith had been struggling for Milwaukee in recent weeks, but tossed a gem as well, allowing three hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, striking out six.
The bullpens kept this game scoreless through the first nine frames, sending a contest to extra innings. In the top of the 10th, Casey Dykstra scored on a ground out to put Lake Country on top. Carlos Diaz came on and was greeted by a double by Miguel Gomez that tied the score. Two batters later, Carl Chester It a sacrifice fly to right field that brought home the winning run.
Jack Mahoney earned the victory. Gomez finished with two hits, the only player in the contest to have more than one as the teams combined for nine total hits.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Myles Smith (Milwaukee Milkmen) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 0 ER, 6 K
No. 2 – Ty Culbreth (Sioux Falls Canaries) 6.0 IP, 5 H, BB, 0 ER, 6 K
No. 1 – Francisco Jimenez (Lake Country DockHounds) 7.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 0 ER, 4 K
American Association Daily Notes
On Monday, This Week in the Association and the Minor League Sports Report named Winnipeg Goldeyes 1B David Washington as the American Association Player of the Week. Washington hit .625 with four home runs and 13 RBI in six games…. On Monday, This Week in the Association and the Minor League Sports Report named Chicago Dogs left-hander Jeff Kinley and Kansas City Monarchs left-hander Matt Hall as American Association Co-Pitchers of the Week. Hall tossed 14 shutout innings over two starts while Kinley tied an American Association record with 17 strikeouts…. With Monday’s victory, the Milwaukee Milkmen evened their record in extra innings (3-3). Lake Country is also 3-3.
Cleburne: Traded RHP Trevor Simms to Fargo-Moorhead to complete a previous trade
Fargo-Moorhead: Placed OF Alec Olund on the Injured List retroactive to July 30; Released RHP Michael Wong; Activated OF Alec Olund from the Injured List; Released RHP Danny Taggart
Sioux City: Signed RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez
Winnipeg: Placed RHP Freisis Adames on the Injured List retroactive to August 5
By Robert Pannier