RedHawks Sweep; Saints, Dogs Win – American Association Daily
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 of American Association Daily Recap, Robert Pannier recaps Wednesday’s great action, including the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks sweeping the Winnipeg Goldeyes in a double-header and the St. Paul Saints and Chicago Dogs winning to tighten the American Association standings.
RedHawks Sweep Double-Header
Forrestt Allday drilled a walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to a double-header sweep of the Winnipeg Goldeyes. It was the second homer of the day for Allday.
In Game 1, the RedHawks erased a 3-2 deficit with a five runs fifth on their way to a 7-4 victory. Jordan George’s sixth homer of the year had given Winnipeg the lead in the top of the fourth, but it did not last long. Correlle Prime tied the score with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, and Leobaldo Pina put his team on top when he reached on an error. Ryan Williams earned the victory and Bret Helton came on to record his first save of the season.
In Game 2, Winnipeg battled back from a two-run deficit to take the lead in the top of the fourth, scoring three runs. Darnell Sweeney put the Goldeyes on the board with his 10th homer of the year. Kyle Martin tied the score with an RBI single, and George drew a bases loaded walk to put
Winnipeg up by one. The RedHawks tied the score in the bottom of the frame on Nick Kahle’s first homer of the year. That set up the dramatic conclusion, as Allday fell behind 0-1 before drilling his sixth homer of the year. Tyler Wilson earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief.
Devine, Saints Clip Canaries, 5-4
Mike Devine allowed three runs in seven innings in earning his third win of the season as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries, 5-4. Three times Sioux Falls was able to pull within one, but they were unable to get the equalizer. Jameson McGrane came on in the ninth to earn his league leading 14th save of the season. The Canaries hit three homeruns, led by Damek Tomscha who had four hits in the game.
Crouse, Westphal Lead Dogs Past Milkmen, 6-3
Luke Westphal allowed two earned runs in six innings and Michael Crouse clubbed his ninth homer of the year as the Chicago Dogs defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 6-3. Crouse set the tone right away, leading off the game with a homer. Joey Terdoslavich added his 12th homer for Chicago. Adam Walker II went deep for Milwaukee, giving him 16 homers, tops in the league.
The RedHawks Drew Ward extended his consecutive on-base streak to 26 in Game 1 of the double-header against the Goldeyes. However, the streak ended in Game 2 when he went 0-3. The streak is the longest in the American Association this season…Michael Crouse led off Thursday’s game with a homerun, the second time he has done that this season. Crouse has also led off the bottom of the first with a leadoff homer…Canaries OF Logan Landon extended his hitting streak to 14 straight games.
Winnipeg: Signed INF Kevin Lachance and LHP Ryan Thurston
By Robert Pannier