07/27/2017 3:30 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (July 27, 2017)
GARY, Ind. — Seven innings of one run ball from Charle Rosario, four hits from Andy De Jesus and three RBIs from Kris Goodman and catcher Jose Gonzalez in his season debut led the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 14-1 pounding over the Salina Stockade in game one of Thursday’s scheduled doubleheader. Eight of the nine RailCats starters reached base at least twice and the 14 runs and eight extra-base hits were season-highs for Gary.
Gary (36-28) took the opening lead for the second straight game with a four-run bottom of the first. With runners on first and second, Gonzalez pulled a two-run triple down the third base line into the left field corner in his first at-bat of the season. Frank Martinez brought home Gonzalez with a sacrifice fly to left-center on the first pitch he saw to make it 3-0 in favor of the RailCats. Ryan Fitzgerald increased the Gary lead with a two-out RBI single into right-center field.
De Jesus recorded his second two-out RBI in the top of the 5th to make it 6-0 in favor of the RailCats. Fitzgerald drew a five-pitch with two outs before De Jesus scored Fitzgerald with an RBI double down the left field line.
Roche Woodard gave Salina (9-54) their only run of the game with a solo home run to left to begin the sixth. The homer was Woodard’s first hit of the series and his fourth long ball of the year.
Gary added an unearned run in the seventh to go up 8-1. Fitzgerald reached on an error before De Jesus advanced him to third with a double to right field. Chase Harris followed De Jesus with a sacrifice fly, scoring Fitzgerald from third.
Rosario (8-4) recorded his second win against the Stockade after allowing just five hits in his league-high 17th start of the season. The two-time All-Star retired nine of the first 10 he faced and fanned four in the victory.
Jordan Cummings (1-2) was tagged with the loss in his second start against Gary. Cummings allowed five runs on six hits, three walks and punched out four in three innings pitched.
Thursday’s doubleheader is another Gerber Collison & Glass Thursday and features Comics Night in game two. Do you love cosplay and comicon? Don’t miss your chance to show off your costumes at the ballpark! Remember to visit your local Northwest Indiana Gerber Collision and Glass for complimentary ticket vouchers and don’t forget to around after the game as all kids will have the chance to run the bases!
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.
A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402