Saltdogs Slug Way to 14-7 Victory
FARGO, North Dakota – Randolph Oduber went 4-for-6 with three RBI, and the ‘Dogs had season highs in both runs and hits in a 14-7 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in the series finale on Wednesday night.
Oduber drove in a run with a single as part of a four-run 4th inning that opened the scoring.
Oduber scored two more with a single in a four-run 5th inning after the ‘Hawks struck for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 4th.
After Tim Colwell slugged a three-run homer to make it 8-5 in the 5th, the ‘Dogs scored four more runs in the 6th – thanks to a two-run homer from Tyler Moore and two-run triple from Colton Burns.
The RedHawks got a run back on Correlle Prime’s RBI single in the 6th, but Curt Smith hit his second homer of the series – a two-run shot in the 9th – before the ‘Hawks scored once more in final half-inning.
Along with Oduber, Tyler Moore had three RBI – his first RBI since May 27. Smith had his team-best 10th multi-hit game of the year, and Daniel Herrera along with Ivan Marin had multi-hit games at the bottom of the order.
Tyson Cronin fell one out short of qualifying his first professional win, tossing 4.2 innings and surrendering four runs – two earned – in his third start of the year, while Evan Korson got his second win of the year. Both Austin Pettibone and Austin Boyle gave up one run over a pair of innings.
The ‘Dogs finish the six-game roadtrip 3-3 and pull a game above .500 once again. Lincoln returns home for a four-game series against the Texas AirHogs beginning Thursday night at Haymarket Park. First pitch time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., and pregame coverage will begin at 6:35 p.m. on ESPN Lincoln 101.5 FM/1480 AM.
The Saltdogs are playing their 19th season in Lincoln. All ticket and promo information can be found at saltdogs.com, and follow the ‘Dogs on Twitter/Instagram @saltdogsball.
By Michael Dixon