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July 20, 2012 - American Association (AA) News Release

Sioux Falls 7, Winnipeg 4

The Sioux Falls Pheasants left the park with a pair of home runs to top the Winnipeg Goldeyes 7-4. The first of the two long balls came from 1B Trevor Lawhorn in the bottom of the first inning. Lawhorn's two-run shot put the Pheasants in front 2-1. DH Cory Morales broke a 3-3 tie with the second home run of the game for the Pheasnts, his seventh of the year. Morales and Lawhorn were both 2-for-4 on the night. Pheasants 3B Cesar Nicolas was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate and scored twice. Winnipeg's 1B Yurendell de Caster had a nice game as well, going 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run. P Peter Gehle picked up the win by scattering eight hits for four runs over 7.1 innings.

St. Paul 7, Sioux City 3

St. Paul RF Miles Durham's four RBI made the difference as the Saints handled the Sioux City Explorers 7-3. Durham scored 1B Ronnie Bourquin on a sacrifice fly in the top of the second to give the Saints the early lead. Durham stretched the lead out to five runs with a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Saints CF Jose Hernandez also had a strong game, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Explorer 3B Wally Backman had a team-high three hits in four at bats. 1B Kris Sanchez had a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his 12th of the season. The Saints put the game away with two more runs in the top of the ninth.

Gary SouthShore, New Jersey (PPD - Rain)

The GarySouthShore RailCats and the New Jersey Jackals were postponed tonight due to rain. The game will be made up as the first part of a double header Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead 7, Wichita 4

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks took the lead back from the Wichita Wingnuts when C Todd Jennings stole home in the fourth inning and the RedHawks never trailed again as they won 7-4. The RedHawks added on two runs to that lead when DH Ryan Delgado singled home LF Jon Gaston and SS Zach Penprase in the seventh inning. Both Delgado and Penprase had two hits in the game. For Wichita, 1B Gerardo Avila had a team-high three hits but 2B Jairo Perez had the team's only RBI. P Alex Caldera improved to 8-1 after six innings of work in which he gave up just two earned runs.

Amarillo 14, Laredo 11

The Amarillo Sox outlasted the Laredo Lemurs in a 25-run shootout winning by a 14-11 final. The Sox took charge of the game with a seven-run sixth inning that put them on top 14-4. Amarillo had seven hits in the inning including a two-RBI single by 1B/RF Tim Alberts. Alberts had four RBI on the night as he went 3-for-4. He also scored three runs. Sox LF Adam Buschini and 2B Garrett Rau each pitched in with a pair a RBI. For Laredo CF Stephen Douglas equaled Alberts four-RBI effort on two home runs and ended up 3-for-5. Lemur SS Uriak Mariquez was 3-for-4 with three RBI and DH Jimmy Mojica racked up four hits in the losing effort.

Kansas City 4, Grand Prairie 1

Kansas City starter Shaun Garceau gave up just two hits over seven innings to pave the way for the T-Bones to beat the Grand Prairie AirHogs 4-1. Garceau, who is now 6-1 with a 1.96 ERA this season, struck out five batters and kept the AirHogs off the scoreboard. T-Bones RF Ray Sadler had two RBI on a 2-for-4 night and DH Lee Cruz added a game-high three hits. P Mike Mehlich earned his seventh save of the season for working a scoreless ninth inning. Grand Prairie had just five hits on the game and 2B Bryan Frichter had two of them. Frichter scored the team's only run on an eighth inning single by DH Brian Myrow.

Lincoln 8, El Paso 7

The Lincoln Saltdogs held off a ninth inning rally by the El Paso Diablos to take the game 8-7. El Paso started the game out with a double from CF Mitch Einertson that scored two runs. Einertson scored later in the inning when 2B Daniel Nelson bounced out. Lincoln responded with a run in both the fourth and fifth innings before taking the lead with a four-run fifth. LF Stephen Holdren started the rally with a two-RBI double. RF Asif Shah and C AJ Miller both added RBI doubles of their own. Shah and Miller also each had three hit a piece. El Paso put together a charge in the bottom of the ninth and cut a four-run deficit to one on a bases clearing triple by Welington Dotel but that was as close as the Diablos would get.

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