06/08/2017 10:02 PM -
Contact: Jared Shlensky
The Gary SouthShore RailCats (12-9) walked off the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (13-8) by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings. Wilfredo Gimenez scored on a walkoff wild pitch.
No runs were scored in the game until the top half of the seventh inning, Charlie Valerio reached on a one out walk. He advanced to second on a Jesus Posso single, and scored on a single from Yohoxian Medina.
The RailCats would even the game in the ninth with a Chase Harris RBI fielder’s choice scoring John Holland. Holland reached base on a one-out single and advanced to third on a Giminez single.
The score would stay the same until the bottom of the eleventh. Giminez reached base on a hit-by-pitch to lead off the inning and would advance to third on a Reggie Wilson single before scoring the game-winning wild pitch.
Charlie Rosario pitched marvelously for the RailCats. He threw 6.2 innings with one unearned run, giving up four hits. Rosario struck out an American Association career-high eleven strikeouts. Rosario’s previous high was 10 strikeouts in Winnipeg on July 16 of last year.
Carlos Pinales made his 2017 debut for the RailCats pitching a scoreless two-thirds of an inning only surrendering one walk.
Ryan Fritze (4-0) struck out two in a perfect eleventh inning to earn the victory.
Fargo-Moorhead’s Tyler Alexander threw 6.1 innings of shutout ball, gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out three.
RedHawks closer Casey Weathers suffered his second loss in three games by giving up an earned runs in 1.1 innings (1-2).
The RailCats resume their seven-game homestand on Friday vs. the Sioux City Explorers. First pitch in the series opener is at 7:10 p.m.with southpaw Alex Gunn (1-1, 3.41) countering against Sioux City right-hander Mark Vasquez (0-1, 32.40).
Friday’s game is another Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday and is also X-Rock Night and a Scout Night Campout. Come sit in the X-Rock section at the ballpark and don't miss this unique opportunity to camp out under the stars at U.S. Steel Yard during the Scout Night Campout!
Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) 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