07/13/2018 9:39 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2018
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada — Three Winnipeg errors, 12 hits, two multi-run innings and four scoreless frames from the bullpen led Gary to an 8-1 win over the Goldeyes on Friday night at Shaw Park in the start of the RailCats six-game, seven-day road trip. Eight of the nine Gary starters reached base at least once, seven of whom reached twice or more.
The RailCats jumped out to a 3-0 lead on three unearned runs in the third. Cole Fabio reached on a fielding error from Goldeyes first baseman Jordan Ebert to start the inning before Alex Crosby singled to left. Andy De Jesus followed with a sacrifice bunt, however, Josh Mazzola threw wide to first base after bare-handing the ball, allowing both Fabio and Crosby to score. Colin Willis kept the inning going with a two-out, opposite-field double before Ronnie Mitchell brought Willis around to score with his first IPBF hit in his second at-bat with Gary.
Gary (26-25) made it 4-0 with another run in the fourth. Reggie Wilson led off the inning with his team-leading fourth triple to the right-center gap. With the infield drawn in and a 3-0 count, Fabio brought home Wilson with an RBI fielder’s choice.
Winnipeg (23-31) got their only run in the fifth. After loading the bases with three walks in the inning, former RailCat Josh Romanski delivered a sacrifice fly to right, bringing home Ebert from third.
The ‘Cats tacked on four more runs in the seventh to take their biggest lead of the evening at 8-1. De Jesus brought in the first run of the frame with an RBI single to right before Tillman Pugh bounced into a bounced play, scoring Fabio from third. Mitchell then increased Gary’s lead to seven with a two-out, two-run double off the top of the left field wall for the final runs of the contest.
Gabe Perez (2-0) earned the win with five innings of one-run ball in his third start. Perez yielded one-hit, hit a batter, walked a career-high five and struck out four. Jack Fowler (3) recorded a hold with a scoreless bottom of the sixth inning while Keaton Steele and Adam Quintana closed out the game with a combined three shutout innings of relief.
Tyler Herron (4-6) was charged with the loss in his Goldeyes debut after getting claimed off waivers from Lincoln on Wednesday. The 13-year veteran allowed eight runs (two earned) on nine hits, two walks and struck out three over 6.2 innings.
Gary continues their three-game series from Canada against Winnipeg on Saturday at 6 p.m. RHP Daniel Minor (8-2) makes his league-high 13th start against Goldeyes LHP Kevin McGovern (3-5, 3.97).
Gary returns home to U.S. Steel Yard on Friday, July 20th vs. the St. Paul Saints. Friday’s game is Kevin “Bacon” Night and includes bacon-themed concession specials, as well as another Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday.
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