Saltdogs Drop Series Finale to Goldeyes
By Michael Dixon, Lincoln Saltdogs
LINCOLN, Nebraska – 2B Luis Roman went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI but the ‘Dogs lost 8-3 to the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park on Sunday afternoon.
Winnipeg (38-49) opened the scoring on an RBI single from RF Max Murphy and an RBI single from C Jackson Smith in the 1st inning.
The Goldeyes added to the lead with back-to-back homers from 2B Brynn Martinez and CF Tra Holmes to begin the 2nd inning.
Winnipeg made it 8-0 with a four-run 7th inning. SS Andy Armstrong made it 6-0 with a two-run single and Murphy made it 8-0 with a two-run homer – his league-leading 26th of the year.
The Saltdogs (42-45) got one run back on an RBI single from Roman in the 7th inning before 3B Will Kengor made it 8-2 with an RBI single and PH Luke Roskam added another on a sacrifice fly in the 9th.
LHP David Holmberg allowed a season-high eight runs on 10 hits with two walks and a season-best eight strikeouts in 5 and 2/3 innings. RHP Walter Borkovich tossed 2 and 1/3 scoreless innings and LHP David Zoz worked a 1-2-3 9th inning.
The ‘Dogs walked five times in the game and set a single-season record for walks with 427, surpassing the 422 walks from the 2021 Saltdogs.
The ‘Dogs will spend Monday off before opening a three-game series with the Kansas City Monarchs at Haymarket Park on Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and pregame coverage begins at 6:35 on KFOR FM 101.5/1240 AM.
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