Saints Rock Lambson, RedHawks Hold Off Milkmen – 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, the St. Paul Saints scored 10 runs in the fourth to defeat the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks held off a late rally by the Milwaukee Milkmen.
Saints Rock Goldeyes, Lambson, 16-7
Mitch Lambson finally met his match on Tuesday as the St. Paul Saints scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Winnipeg Goldeyes, 16-7. Lambson had allowed just one run through his first two starts, but St. Paul shelled him for 10 runs and 11 hits in 3.2 innings.
Max Murphy had a big two-run triple in the decisive frame and Chesney Young and J.C. Millan each homered in the game. Young finished with four RBI as all but one Saints player drove in at least one run. All but newcomer Nate Samson had at least one hit.
Canaries Rally to Defeat Dogs, 6-4
The Sioux Falls Canaries scored five unanswered runs in the final three innings on their way to a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Dogs. Jake Dahlberg allowed just one run through the first six innings, but gave up a double and hit Mike Hart before being replaced. Sioux Falls then scored three runs in the seventh, tying the score, before adding single runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Logan Landon brought home the game winning run with an RBI double.
Jabari Henry and Andrew Ely each homered for the Canaries. Tyler Labendorf was a perfect 3-3 with a run and an RBI for the Dogs. Keaton Steele came on in the ninth to earn his league leading fourth save.
RedHawks Hang on to Down Milkmen, 8-7
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks jumped out to an 8-0 lead, only to see the Milwaukee Milkmen rally for seven unanswered runs. However, the RedHawks held off the surging Milkmen, 8-7. Dario Pizzano and Drew Ward each drove in three runs as a four-run fourth and a three-run sixth inning gave Fargo-Moorhead what looked to be an insurmountable lead.
Milwaukee had no quit in them, however, scoring three in the seventh and four in the eighth to pull within one. Mitch Osnowitz came on in the eighth to end the rally and finished the game off to record the save. Braden Hagens earned his first win of the season for the RedHawks.
Former American Association MVP Nate Samson signed with the St. Paul Saints on Tuesday. Samson has established himself as one of the top three American Association players of all-time. He is a career .322 hitter in the league. He joins the Saints after the Mexican League shutdown their season…The 10 hits the Saints recorded in the fourth inning was a franchise record. Catcher Chris Chinea had three doubles in the game, the 20th player in Saints history to record the mark…Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks outfielder Correlle Prime extended his hitting streak to 10-games.
Chicago: Released RHP Jeff Thompson
Fargo-Moorhead: Released RHP Dustin Beggs
Fargo-Moorhead claimed RHP Tanner Kiest off waivers from St. Paul
Milwaukee: Released RHP Jack Alkire and RHP Jackson Maynard
St. Paul: Signed SS Nate Samson
By Robert Pannier