RailCats Drop to Goldeyes, 2-1, in Series Opener
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Three hits from Mitch Glasser and seven innings of two-run ball from Lars Liguori wasn't enough for Gary as the RailCats fell to the reigning champion Winnipeg Goldeyes, 2-1, on a rainy Monday morning at Shaw Park. Gary brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, however, Goldeyes closer Victor Cappellan (11) secured the win with a perfect top of the ninth for his league-leading 11th save.
Reynaldo Rodriguez delivered the first run of the morning with a solo homer to left off the light pole to begin the bottom of the fourth. The homer was Rodriguez's third of the season and the Goldeyes' 14th as a club.
Winnipeg (13-10) doubled their lead with a two-out run in the seventh. Grant Heyman hit an opposite-field double to the left-center warning track before Matt McCann brought home Heyman with an RBI single to center.
Gary (14-9) scored their only run with two outs in the eighth. Reggie Wilson doubled with one out to left before Glasser brought Wilson around to score with a two-out RBI double down the left field line for the RailCats only run.
Liguori (1-2) yielded two runs in a season-best seven innings in the loss for Gary. The southpaw gave up just seven hits, walked none and struck out three in his third start. Keaton Steele made his second appearance in as many games, allowing no runs in a scoreless bottom of the eighth.
Alex Boshers (1-3) recorded the win in his second consecutive start against Gary. The former Wichita Wingnut went a season-long 7.2 innings, yielding one run on five hits and a walk while striking out six. Reliever Jack Charleston retired one of the two batters he faced in a hold for Winnipeg.
The RailCats continue their season-long seven-game road trip on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. LHP Jeff McKenzie makes his second start of the road trip for Gary while Winnipeg has yet to announce their starter for the middle game of the series.
The RailCats return home to U.S. Steel Yard from their season-long seven-game road trip on Friday, June 15th vs. the Sioux City Explorers. Friday's series opener vs. Sioux City is Merrillville, Crown Point, DeMotte and Rensselear Community Night and a Fireworks Friday, presented by Fifth Third Bank. Friday's game is also Sandlot Night and the first of two Scout Night Campouts. Scout Night ticket packages range from $9 to $19 and feature Q & A with the players after the game, the movie Sandlot on the Jumbotron, postgame fireworks, a campout on the field and s'mores and breakfast the next morning.
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