Tyler Herron Gets RedHawks Soaring as Saints Fall 6-1
After dropping two of three in Sioux City, the St. Paul Saints moved on to Fargo-Moorhead to take on the RedHawks Thursday night. The home team sent Tyler Herron to the mound, who limited the Saints to five-hits in eight-innings to earn his third victory, and former Saints slugger Trever Adams homered and drove in three-runs as Fargo-Moorhead won 6-1.
After a scoreless first inning, the RedHawks took the lead in the second. Trever Adams led off with a single and moved to second when Charlie Valerio reached on an error. Next up was Yhoxian Medina, who also reached on an error, bringing Adams home to make it 1-0. Medina would later score on a balk to extend the lead to two.
In the third, Fargo-Moorhead extended their lead to five when they would score three-runs on just one-hit. Ryan Zimmerman retired the first hitter of the inning, but then hit Josh Mazzola. K.D. Kang walked, bringing Adams to the plate. He worked the count full before drilling his ninth home run of the season over the left field wall. It was his first homer since joining the RedHawks.
Tyler Herron only allowed one hit through the first three-innings. He was keeping the Saints off balance but, in the fourth, St. Paul got one of those runs back. Nate Hanson and Brady Shoemaker led off with back-to-back doubles, with Hanson scoring on the Shoemaker hit.
The Saints would get no closer. In the sixth, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks added one more run. Charlie Valerio led off the inning with a double, and it looked like he would be stranded, but a two-out double by Chris Grayson brought him home to extend the lead back to five.
Tyler Herron (3-1) would toss 8 outstanding innings. He allowed 5-hits and a run, while striking out 7. Casey Weathers came on in the ninth to finish the game off and struck out the side.
Trever Adams finished 2-4 with 2-runs and 3-RBI. Chris Grayson was 3-5 with an RBI. The Saints got two hits from newcomer Mitch Delfino.
Game 2 of this series is tomorrow night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.
By Robert Pannier