Walker Homers Again, Saltdogs Walk-Off Monarchs, Goldeyes-Apollos Split
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 seven games in the American Association on Saturday, including Adam Brett Walker going deep again in a Milwaukee Milkmen victory and the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the Houston Apollos splitting a double-header. Plus, the Lincoln Saltdogs when in walk-off fashion. This and much more.
Walker Homers to Lead Milkmen
Adam Brett Walker II homered for the third straight game to lead the Milwaukee Milkmen to an 11-10 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Milwaukee jumped out to a 6-1 lead thanks to a five run fourth inning, but the teams traded runs over each of the next four frames until the RedHawks were within a run after scoring in the top of the eighth inning. However, Matthias Dietz came on in the ninth and closed the door for his second save of the season.
Walker finished 3-5 with two runs scored an RBI. Logan Trowbridge drove in three with a bases clearing triple. Kevin Krause had a big day for Fargo, going 3-5 with two runs scored and four runs driven in. He hit his second homerun of the season. Leobaldo Piña also went deep for the RedHawks, as the team hit four home runs in the game.
RailCats Down Canaries
The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored three runs in the first in three in the seventh to help lead them to an 8-4 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Daniel Lingua led the way, going 4-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Jesus Marriaga drove in a pair of runs and Cas Silber earned the victory coming out of the bullpen, allowing two runs in 5.1 innings pitched.
Nick Gotta continues his torrid streak for Sioux Falls, going 2-4 with two runs driven in. Wyatt Ulrich went 2-4 with two runs scored.
Allday Walk-Off Walk Earns Saltdogs Victory
Forrestt Allday drew a bases loaded walk with one down in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Lincoln Saltdogs a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Monarchs. Jacob Lindgren had retired the final batter of the eighth inning and returned for the ninth, retiring the first batter on a strikeout. However, he hit the next batter then gave up three straight walks to cost the Monarchs the game.
David Vidal went 2-4 with three runs driven in for Lincoln. That included hitting his third homerun of the season. Charcer Burks had three hits for Kansas City.
Dogs Down Cougars
Johnny Adams and Anfernee Grier each homered for the Chicago Dogs as they defeated the Kane County Cougars, 5-3. Chicago scored single runs in five different frames. Adams finished 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Grier was 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. A.J. Jones earned the victory, allowing two runs in 5.2 innings pitched. Jeff Kinley came on to close out the game for his second save of the season.
That ruined a big day for Luis Roman, who drove in all three runs for Kane County. Kacy Clemens, Mitch Reeves, and Anthony Ray each had a pair of hits for the Cougars.
Goldeyes-Apollos Split Double-Header
Jorge Gonzalez allowed one run in five innings to lead the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 6-1 victory in the opening contest of their double-header against the Houston Apollos on Saturday evening. Winnipeg scored runs in four consecutive innings led by Sonny Ulliana, who was 3-3 with a run and two RBI. Max Murphy and Logan Hill each had a pair of hits in the contest as well.
In the second contest, Houston scored four in the fourth and fifth innings, then added five in the sixth on their way to a 15-11 victory. Jordan Pontious had a huge day for the Apollos, going 3-3 with two runs scored and three runs driven in. Yeiler Peguero also drove in three runs for Houston. Tyler Hill had a big game for the Goldeyes, going 4-4 with a run and four RBI.
Cleburne Rallies to Down Sioux City
The Cleburne Railroaders erased a 3-1 deficit with a three run sixth inning on their way to a 4-3 victory over the Sioux City Explorers on Saturday. Alay Lago got the inning started with his third homerun of the season. An RBI double by Chase Simpson tie the score and Hunter Clanin put his team ahead for good with an RBI single. Clanin and Zach Nehrir each finished with three hits for the Railroaders. Jheyson Manzueta earned the victory, allowing two earned runs in six innings. Kyle Chavez came on to close out the contest for his third save of the season.
Lane Milligan hit his fourth homerun of the season and drove in a pair of runs for Sioux City. L.T. Tolbert had three hits for the Explorers.
Three Stars of the Night
No. 3 – Johnny Adams (Chicago Dogs) 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, SF
No. 2 – Kevin Krause (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) 3-5, 2 R, HR, 2 Doubles, 4 RBI
American Association Daily Notes
Milwaukee Milkmen OF Adam Brett Walker II homered for the third straight game on Saturday. He has five home runs during that span. His 15 homeruns lead the American Association… Chicago Dogs catcher Ryan Lidge saw his hitting streak ended at 18 straight games. That is the longest in the American Association this year…The Dogs moved to 14-0 when leading after six innings…The Milwaukee Milkmen have hit 44 home runs in June, 13 more than the next closest opponent…The Winnipeg Goldeyes are 3-5 in double-headers.
Chicago: Signed RHP Bobby Kametas
Gary SouthShore: Traded INF Phil Caulfield to Tri-City (Frontier League) for a player to be named later; Released LHP Cal Djuraskovic; Activated OF Ray Jones from the Injured List; Activated RHP Nick Garcia from the Inactive List; Activated RHP Sandy Lugo and INF Jose Mercado from the Reserve List
Kane County: Released C Cody Young
Milwaukee: Released RHP Seth Beard; Signed RHP Misael Siverio
Sioux Falls: Released INF Cole Pengilly
By Robert Pannier