07/23/2017 4:52 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (July 23, 2017)
GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats (34-28) failed to avoid their first sweep of the season after falling to the Sioux City Explorers (30-29) in the final game before the two-day All-Star break. The RailCats have now lost a season-high-tying four straight games and have allowed 10+ hits to the opposition in a season-high six consecutive games.
Sioux City struck first with a run in the third. Joe Bennie led off with a double and moved to third on a Jayce Ray groundout to second. Tyler Ogle then brought home Bennie with a sacrifice fly to right for the first run of the game.
The RailCats tied the game at 1-1 with their only run of the game in the fourth Reggie Wilson and Colin Willis drew back-to-back walks to start the frame. Wilson then moved to third on a fielder’s choice before a Kramer Sneed pitch allowed him to score from third.
The Explorers added the final run of the series when Jonathan Gonzalez knocked in Levon Washington with an RBI single. Washington reached base on a leadoff double before advancing to third on a Michael Lang groundout to second.
Sioux City’s Kramer Sneed allowed one earned run in six innings (3-2) to earn his third win of the season. Sneed allowed one earned run on six hits, walked two and struck out four. Hobbs Johnson (1) tossed 2.1 scoreless innings to close out the game in his first save of the year.
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