Contact Us (701) 235-6161

News

RedHawks Win 5-4 on Game-Winner in Extras, Fall to Saltdogs 2-1 in Nightcap

06/05/2013 9:30 PM -

FARGO, N.D. – Tyler Graham hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in Tuesday’s resumed game to give the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks a 5-4 victory, but Moises Melendez pitched five scoreless innings in the second scheduled game Wednesday, to lead the Lincoln Saltdogs to a 2-1 win and a split of Wednesday’s American Association matchups at Newman Outdoor Field.

In a game that was played for over an hour Tuesday before being resumed Wednesday, it took extra innings to decide a winner between the RedHawks and Saltdogs in the second of the four-game series.

Tim Alberts lead off the 10th with a single off Saltdogs reliever Travis Parker. Brachold followed with a single and a Ron Bourquin intentional walk loaded the bases. With one out, newly-acquired Tyler Graham drove in Nic Jackson with a fly ball to center field on an 0-2 count to give Fargo-Moorhead their fifth-straight victory.

Jackson went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs, Bourquin had two hits, and Graham drove in two runners in his RedHawks debut. Nate Kilcrease pitched four innings of relief giving up one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts – while Joe Harris improved his record to 1-2 by pitching a scoreless 10th inning.

Matt Forgatch led Lincoln at the plate going 3-for-5, while Ian Gac hit a two-run home run to account for two Saltdogs runs. Eddie McKiernan and Stayton Thomas combined to pitch six innings of scoreless relief allowing only a hit and striking out four between the two. Parker was credited for his first loss of the season.

In game two of Wednesday’s games, a battle between pitchers looked to be in Fargo-Moorhead’s favor early in the scheduled seven-inning contest. The RedHawks took an early lead in the first with singles by Zach Penprase and Tyler Graham setting up Nic Jackson who drove in Penprase on third with a sacrifice fly.

The score remained at 1-0 until the fourth. Stephen Douglas reached base on a Dionys Cesar error, then a David Espinosa chopped grounder forced an errant throw by Stanton that scored Douglas. Matt Forgatch eventually drove in the game-winning run with a single up the middle that scored Espinosa.

Lincoln starter Moises Melendez (1-0) earned the win pitching five innings and allowing four hits and one earned run. P.J. Zocchi allowed two runners to reach base in the sixth before a strike out and thrown out base-stealer got the Saltdogs out of the inning. R.J. Rodriguez earned his league-leading eighth save of the season pitching a scoreless seventh.

Stanton dropped to 2-2 despite allowing only two hits and two runs (none earned) with seven strikeouts and no walks in six innings of work. Joe Harris and Tyler Hess combined to pitch the seventh. Tim Alberts was the only RedHawks player with a multi-hit game, while Bourquin extended his consecutive on-base game streak to 19.

The RedHawks have won eight of their last 10 games heading into the conclusion of their four-game series against the Saltdogs on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Newman Outdoor Field. Tickets are available at fmredhawks.com or by calling (701) 235-6161.  

 



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
November 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
Holiday Inn Search Bar Ad