Travieso Blanks Milkmen, Dogs Buried by RedHawks, Apollos Snap Skid
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 six games in the American Association on Tuesday, including the Houston Apollos snapping their 10 game losing streak and the Kansas City Monarchs getting six shutout innings from Nick Travieso in a shutout victory over the Milwaukee Milkmen. Plus, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks bury the Chicago Dogs for the second straight night.
Aldrich, DeRenzo Help Apollos End Skid
David Aldrich and Dom DeRenzo each drove in three runs to help the Houston Apollos snap their 10-game losing streak as Houston defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries, 10-7. Sioux Falls took a one run lead with a four run second inning, but the Apollos battled back with three in the third and a run in the fourth to take the lead for good. Aldrich, Blake Berry, and Yeiler Peguero each homered for Houston, and Alex Merithew tossed 3.1 innings of spectacular relief to earn the victory.
Sioux Falls got four hits from Mitch Glasser and five other players had two hits in the ballgame. That included Wyatt Ulrich, who went 2-5 with two runs driven in.
Railroaders Bullpen Leads to Win
The Cleburne Railroaders bullpen allowed one unearned run in 5.2 innings to help lead the team to a 7-6 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Alex Fishberg earned the victory with a scoreless inning of relief and Edward Cruz came on to close out the contest to earn the save. Ramon Hernandez hit his seventh homerun of the season and Alay Lago had three hits and scored two runs for Cleburne.
Winnipeg got another outstanding performance from the Hill “brothers,” as Tyler Hill went 2-4 with a run scored and Logan Hill went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Darren Seferina had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Travieso Shuts Down Milkmen
Nick Travieso tossed six shutout innings, combining with three believers to blank the Milwaukee Milkmen as the Kansas City Monarchs earned a 3-0 victory. Travieso allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five. Carlos Diaz came on to close out the contest. Gabriel Guerrero and Alexis Olmeda each drove in a run for Kansas City.
Matt Solter was solid for Milwaukee, allowing two runs in six innings. Adam Brett Walker had a hit drew a walk in the contest.
RedHawks Bury Dogs…Again
Correlle Prime had four hits and drove in five runs and Manuel Boscan had three hits and drove in four as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks buried the Chicago Dogs for the second straight night, this time winning 17-5. The RedHawks scored five in the first, four in the second, two in the third, and three in the fourth to jump out to an insurmountable lead. The top four hitters for Fargo went 11-18 with 11 runs scored and 11 runs driven in. Boscan, Prime, and John Silviano all homered in the contest.
That ruined a great night by Anfernee Grier, who went a perfect 5-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Four other Chicago players had two hits, including Michael Crouse who hit his second homerun of the season. Grier and Grant Kay also homered in the game.
Explorers Edge Saltdogs
Jose Sermo hit two home runs to lead the Sioux City Explorers to their fourth straight victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs, 7-6. Sermo scored three runs in the contest. Lane Milligan hit his third homer of the year and Milligan and Chris Clare each drove in a pair of runs. That helped give Patrick Ledet the victory. Matt Pobereyko came on to close out the contest to earn his 11th save of the season.
Forrest Allday went 1-3 with two runs scored and drew two walks. Ryan Long had two hits for Lincoln.
Cougars Declaw RailCats
Josh Allen and Gavin LaValley each drove in three runs as the Kane County Cougars defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 8-2. Both Allen and LaValley homered twice in the game, giving each Cougars player four homeruns on the year. Anthony Ray also went deep for Kane County, homering for the second straight game. Tyler Viza earned the victory, allowing two runs in 6.1 innings pitched.
The RailCats got two hits and two RBI from Jesus Marriaga.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Josh Allen (Kane County Cougars) 2-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
No. 2 – Manuel Boscan (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 3-5, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
Chicago Dogs catcher Ryan Lidge kept his hitting streak alive, extending it to 17 straight games, the longest in the American Association this season. Lidge is hitting .422 during the streak…The Houston Apollos snapped their 10 game losing streak. That was the longest in the American Association this season…Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks IF Leobaldo Piña has now reached base in 19 straight games, four short of the league high for this season… Kane County Cougars Josh Allen and Gavin LaValley became the first teammates to homer twice in the same game this season.
Chicago: Signed RHP Dalton Chapman, RHP A.J. Jones and RHP J.C. Llaser; Released C Dustin DeMars
Cleburne: Released RHP Maverik Buffo
Fargo-Moorhead: Signed INF Nick Novak; Released RHP Joe Hallock
Lincoln: Released LHP Joel Huertas
Sioux Falls: Acquired OF Cade Gotta from Aguascalientes (Mexican League) for cash; Signed OF Cade Gotta
By Robert Pannier