Sermo, Explorers Down Cougars, Smith, Gotta Earn PURE Performance Honors
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 only game in the American Association on Monday evening. Plus, Milwaukee Milkmen RHP Myles Smith and Sioux Falls Canaries IF Nick Gotta earn PURE Performance honors.
Explorers Down Cougars in First Ever Meeting
Jose Sermo homered for the third straight game to lead the Sioux City Explorers to a 7-5 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Sermo finished 2-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. Four other Explorers players had two hits in the contest, including Chase Harris, who raised his average over .300. Zach Hedges earned the victory and Matt Pobereyko came on to close out the contest.
Kane County took a 5-4 lead thanks to a four run fifth inning, but Sioux City battled back with two runs in the sixth and a run in the seventh to earn the victory. Gavin LaValley went 3-4 with two RBI and Kacy Clemens added three hits and scored two runs for the Cougars.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Chase Harris (Sioux City Explores) 2-4, R, RBI, HP, BB, SB
No. 2 – Gavin LaValley (Kane County Cougars) 3-4, 2 RBI, Double
American Association Daily Notes
Milwaukee Milkmen RHP Myles Smith was named the PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA… Sioux Falls Canaries IF Nick Gotta was named the PURE Performance Player of the Week after hitting .643 last week. Gotta reached base in his last 10 trips to the plate…The Kansas City Monarchs have won five straight games…The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have won four straight games…With his save on Monday, Sioux City Explorers closer Matt Pobereyko leads the American Association with eight saves… Sioux Falls Canaries LHP Ty Culbreth leads the league with five victories…Explorers IF José Sermo took over the American Association lead in homeruns with 11.
Kansas City: Signed RHP J.J. Hoover
By Robert Pannier