Sheaks Gem Wasted as RailCats Fall in 10
GARY, Ind.- The Gary SouthShore RailCats (33-54) fell apart in extra innings against the Chicago Dogs (54-32) in a 2-1 Dogs win in extra innings.
Despite seven innings of scoreless baseball, John Sheaks would still fail to record his first win of his professional career.
Sheaks would allow four hits and one walk while striking out eight in the no-decision.
The RailCats scored the first run of the game on a Tom Walraven RBI-single in the first frame to take a 1-0 lead and would hold the lead until the eighth, but two unanswered runs for the Dogs in the late innings won the contest for Chicago.
In the eighth, Chicago drove in the tying run on a single by Danny Mars who went 3-for-5 on the day.
Two frames later with the bases loaded in the tenth, Chicago would take the lead on an infield single by Johnny Adams to set Justin Goosen-Brown up for his first save of the year.
The win would go to Jeff Kinley who threw 1.2 innings with no runs on one hit while Yoel De Leon suffered the loss with 2 innings, two hits, a run, three walks, and a strikeout.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats have a day off tomorrow before traveling to Fargo, North Dakota for a three-game set on Tuesday, August 24.
By Max Kelton, Gary SouthShore RailCats