07/15/2017 8:29 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (July 15, 2017)
GARY, Ind. — Seven innings of three-run ball from southpaw Alex Gunn and two hit nights from outfielders Cameron Newell and Tyler Sullivan led the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 5-4 win over the Salina Stockade on Star Wars Night at U.S. Steel Yard. Gary has now seven of their last eight series and improved to 4-1 in the second half of the season with Saturday’s win.
Josh Hodges (1-2) was tagged with the loss. The right-hander went a season-high seven innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on 10 hits, three walks and five strikeouts.
Salina (6-48) cut the Gary lead to 2-1 with a two-out run in the top of the third. Jonathan Moroney led off the inning with a single back through the middle before Aaron Stubblefield moved Moroney up to second with a groundout to the left side. Two batters later, Troy Pairs brought home Moroney with an RBI triple to the right-center wall.
Gary took their biggest lead of the night at 5-2 with a pair of two-out runs in the sixth. Kris Goodman brought home the first run of the frame with an RBI single to center before stealing second and advancing to third on a throwing error from the catcher. Newell delivered an RBI double to left-center for the RailCats final run of the night.
Gary concludes their three-game series against Salina on Sunday afternoon at 2:10 p.m. RailCats rookie right-hander Marshall Pautsch (0-0, 2.77) opposes southpaw Brian Smith (1-7, 6.88) in the series finale.
Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402