Allday's walk-off blast seals RedHawks doubleheader sweep of Winnipeg
FARGO — Forrestt Allday belted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes in American Association baseball Wednesday night at Newman Outdoor Field.
The seven-inning game was the backend of a doubleheader. F-M won the first game 7-4.
In Game 2, the RedHawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Sam Dexter drove home Correlle Prime with an RBI double and Alex Boxwell scored Christian Ibarra with an RBI single.
The Goldeyes fought back in the top of the fourth when Darnell Sweeney hit a solo homer to spark a three-run inning. Kyle Martin had an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2 and Jordan George drew a bases-loaded walk to push Winnipeg in front, 3-2.
The RedHawks came right back in their half of the fourth with a Nick Kahle solo shot, his first this season, to knot it 3-3. Kahle went 2-for-3 to pace the RedHawks.
F-M starter Kevin McGovern struck out four and walked two, while giving up three runs on five hits through four innings in a no-decision. Tyler Wilson (1-2) pitched one relief inning and notched the victory.
In the first game, the RedHawks surged for five runs in the fifth inning, an inning where there were nearly as many errors as runs. The Goldeyes committed four errors in the inning.
After Boxwell reached first, and Brennan Metzger and Allday drew walks to load the bases, Prime started the fifth-inning scoring with an RBI single. Prime's single was the only F-M hit in the inning.
Leobaldo Pina then reached first on an error, which allowed Allday to score. Drew Ward advanced to third on another error. Ibarra then brought Ward home on a sacrifice fly. In the next at-bat, Pina and Prime simultaneously stole second and third base, respectively, then each scored on an error by the catcher.
Prime finished the game with two hits, a run and an RBI to pace F-M (19-27). Allday and Dylan Kelly each hit a solo home run.
RedHawks Starter Ryan Williams (4-3) tossed six innings, giving up four runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts to earn the win in Game 2.
F-M (20-27) and Winnipeg (25-22) will play again at 7:02 p.m. Thursday at Newman.