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NL Recap for August 26, 2006

August 27, 2006 - Northern League (NL) News Release


FARGO - Reggie Rivard pitched six solid innings and Terrence McClain hit a two-run homer to lead the Edmonton Cracker-Cats to a 4-3 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Newman Outdoor Field.

Rivard scattered six hits and yielded one unearned run, striking out two. After Fargo-Moorhead scored two runs against reliever Quintin Oldenburg in the seventh, Scott Richmond recorded the final seven outs for his seventh save.

RBI-singles by Benoit Emond and Ashley Freeman staked Edmonton to a 2-0 lead in the third. McLain's homer in the sixth put Edmonton ahead 4-1.

With the result, the RedHawks magic number for clinching the Northern League West Division second-half title remained at four.

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Gary Southshore..... 000 000 020 - 2 8 1

Kansas City T-Bones. 000 200 001 - 3 9 2

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Batteries: GAR - Jason Shelley, Ryan Brandt (6th), Ned Schauff (7th) and Steve Booth, Alex Taylor (8 th)

KCT - Hank Woodman, Nick Slack (8 th), Dustin Bolton (9th) and Craig Hurba, James Beever (8th)

WP - Hank Woodman (4-4)

LP - Jason Shelley (11-8)

SAVE - none

Home Runs: GAR - Tanner Townsend (10) off Slack in the 8th, 2 on

KCT - Pat Magness (4) off Shelley in the 1st, 2 on

- Pat Magness (5) off Schauff in the 8th, 0 on

Time - 2:48 Att. - 6,106

KANSAS CITY - Pat Magness hit two home runs and drove in five runs and Hank Woodman pitched seven scoreless innings as the Kansas City T-Bones routed the Gary SouthShore RailCats 14-3 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

The result, coupled with Joliet's victory over Schaumburg, left Kansas City and Joliet tied for first place in the Northern League East Division second-half standings, two and one-half games ahead of Gary.

Magness hit a three-run home run in the first inning off RailCats' starting pitcher Jason Shelley (11-8). The T-Bones added another run in the fourth on Charles Peterson's sacrifice fly to make the score 4-0.

Woodman scattered three hits, walked one and struck out nine to improve his record to 4-4.

Kansas City, leading 4-0 through six innings, scored nine runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Magness led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo homer, his second home run of the game.

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Score by Innings R H E

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Joliet Jackhammers.. 330 000 120 - 9 12 0

Schaumburg Flyers... 001 004 000 - 5 9 0

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Batteries: JOL - Kevin Cheppenko, Jason Glosser (6th), Victor Kleine (7th) and Greg Stevens

SHM - Raymond Jenkins, Chris Andel (7th), Matt Schweitzer (8 th), Andrew Jefferson (9th) and Ryan Walker

WP - Kevin Cheppenko (5-5)

LP - Raymond Jenkins (7-8)

SAVE - Victor Kleine (2)

Home Runs: JOL - none

SHM - Justin Hendrickson (5) off Glosser in the 6th, 2 on

Time - 2:56 Att. - 8,166

SCHAUMBURG - The Joliet JackHammers scored six runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 9-5 victory over the Schaumburg Flyers at Alexian Field.

With the win, the JackHammers remained tied with Kansas City for first place in the Northern League East Division second-half standings. The first-half champion Flyers have lost 14 consecutive games, tying the Northern League record for most consecutive losses, set by Gary in 2004.

John Lackaff's two-run double keyed a three-run first inning for Joliet. The JackHammers added three runs in the second inning on an RBI-triple by Chris Brown and RBI-doubles by Jose Amado and Rob Stratton.

After Justin Hendrickson's three-run homer in the sixth pulled Schaumburg to within 6-5, Joliet's Victor Kleine threw three scoreless innings of relief to earn his second save.

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Score by innings: R H E

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Calgary Vipers 110 200 000 - 4 6 1

Winnipeg Goldeyes 100 001 000 - 2 8 0

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Batteries: CGY - Evan Greusel, Kieran Mattison (6th), Brad Rogers (7th), Geoff Freeborn (8 th), Jon Huizinga (8th) and Brandon Rogers

WPG - Josh Beshears, Donnie Smith, Juan Velazquez and Onix Mercado

WP - Evan Greusel (8-2)

LP - Josh Beshears (9-5)

SAVE - Jon Huizinga (11)

Home Runs: CGY - none

WPG - none

Time - 2:55 Att. - 8,008

WINNIPEG - Carlos Duncan had two hits and scored two runs to lead the Calgary Vipers to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at CanWest Global Park.

After being hit by a pitch to lead off the second inning, Duncan stole second and scored on Jason Colson's RBId-ouble, breaking a 1-1 tie. The Vipers added two runs in the fourth when Duncan hit a leadoff double, Brandon Rogers hit an RBI-double, and Daryl Brinkley hit an RBI-single.

Evan Greusel (8-2) worked into the sixth to earn his eighth win for Calgary. Four relievers followed Greusel to the hill, with Jon Huizinga recording the final five outs for his 11 th save.

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Northern League standings THROUGH GAMES OF 8/26/06 (SECOND HALF)

EAST DIVISION W L PCT GB STREAK L10

KANSAS CITY 22 19 .537 W 5 6- 4

JOLIET 22 19 .537 W 2 6- 4

GARY 19 21 .475 2.5 L 3 5- 5

SCHAUMBURG* 12 28 .300 9.5 L14 0-10

WEST DIVISION W L PCT GB STREAK L10

FARGO-MOORHEAD 26 13 .667 L 1 6- 4

EDMONTON 21 19 .525 5.5 W 1 4- 6

CALGARY 19 20 .487 7.0 W 3 8- 2

WINNIPEG 19 21 .475 7.5 L 2 5- 5

*denotes first-half champion

TODAYS GAMES 8/27/06

CALGARY AT WINNIPEG SCOTT SARVER (2-4) VS KEN CHENARD (2-2)

JOLIET AT SCHAUMBURG DERELL MCCALL (5-4) VS TBA

GARY AT KANSAS CITY JOSH HABEL (7-8) VS JONATHAN KRYSA (13-3)

EDMONTON AT FARGO-MOORHEAD TBA VS BRANDON GOLTZ (8-1)

OVERALL STANDINGS

W L

FARGO-MOORHEAD* 58- 29

WINNIPEG 46- 42

KANSAS CITY 44- 45

GARY 43- 45

SCHAUMBURG* 43- 45

EDMONTON 42- 46

CALGARY 38- 49

JOLIET 38- 51

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