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July 9, 2012 - American Association (AA) News Release

Winnipeg 6, Sioux Falls 1

Goldeyes 1B Josh Mazzola scored or batted in four of his club's six runs, and Winnipeg defeated Sioux Falls, 6-1. Mazzola went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and batting in two. One of his runs and RBI cae in a two-run fourth-inning homer, his 18th long ball of the year. Winnipeg starting pitcher Andrew Walker struck out seven Sioux Falls batters in seven innings of work, allowing only one run on eight hits. Only one Pheasants batter - DH Trevor Lawhorn - registered more than one hit. Lawhorn went 2-for-3 on the night, also reaching on a walk.

St. Paul 3, Sioux City 1

Both the Saints and Explorers had just one player account for multiple hits, with Sioux City 3B Wally Backman going 2-for-4 and St. Paul RF Miles Durham having a 2-for-2 night at the plate. But it was Durham's sixth-inning RBI single that had the most impact. With the score tied at one, Durham drove in LF Willie Cabrera to put his club on top for good. St. Paul defeated Sioux City, 3-1. Starting Saints pitcher Anthony Claggett allowed only one run in five innings of work, but he didn't factor in the decision. Instead, St. Paul reliever Reid Mahon picked up the victory. Mahon threw the sixth and seventh innings and allowed only one hit while striking out two.

Gary SouthShore 5, Lincoln 4

RailCats leadoff LF Adam Klein had just one hit Monday night. Unfortunately for the visitors from Lincoln, that hit was an RBI single in the ninth that gave Gary SouthShore a 5-4, walkoff win. Klein reached base safely twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring once in addition to his RBI. Gary SouthShore reliever Chris Allen threw the final 1.2 innings for the RailCats, allowing no hits and no walks while striking out two Saltdogs. Lincoln 2B John Alonso hit his 10th double of the season, going 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI. Bit it was Lincoln CF Mike Provencher who led all players in hits, going 3-for-5 with a run scored.

Fargo-Moorhead 10, Kansas City 9 (10 innings)

Through sheer will - and a few fortunate bounces - the RedHawks scored four runs in the ninth to force extra innings. There, Fargo-Moorhead got a walkoff single from RF Buddy Sosnoskie. Snosnoskie - who doubled twice in the contest - scored three runs while going 3-for-6, tying for the game high in hits with C Todd Jennings. Jennings got his set of hits in just four at-bats, scoring two runs and batting in another. Kansas City DH Spiker Helms pushed in a game-best five runs, scoring three times while going 2-for-2 with two walks. But it wasn't enough to hold back the RedHakws.

Grand Prairie 2, Laredo 1 (10 innings)

Though starting Goldeyes pitcher John Brownell allowed just one run in 8.2 innings of work, the 6-foot-3 righty didn't factor in his team's 2-1, 10-inning win over Laredo. The victory for the Goldeyes went instead to reliever Ronnie Morales, who struck out four batters in the final 1.1 innings while allowing only one hit. Morales - who has three wins in relief so far in 2012 - has 29 strikeouts on the year against just six walks. The Lemurs scored their lone run of the night on an RBI double from Palmer Karr Jr. The DH went 2-for-4, raising his season average to .289.

Amarillo 4, Wichita 3

The Wingnuts scored one run in each of the first three innings and seemed well on track for the win. But from frame No. 4 on, the Sox pitching staff threw a shutout while the offense went on the attack to take a 4-3 victory. Three of the Sox' four runs came on one swing of LF Adam Buschini's bat. Buschini homered in three to tie the score in the bottom of the fourth inning - his only hit of the night. Wichita C Justin Tellam hit a home run of his own, a solo shot in the second inning that highlighted a 2-for-3 night. But Tellam and the rest of the Wingnuts struggled at the plate the rest of the night, failing to string enough hits together to plate any more runs.

Worcester 0, El Paso 0 (Suspended - Bottom 1)

The game between Worcester and homestanding El Paso was tied at zero when it was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the first.


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