FARGO — Last Wednesday, Chicago starter Jordan Kipper allowed Fargo-Moorhead three runs in 7-2/3 innings in a 7-3 Dogs victory.
On Tuesday, the RedHawks hung that many runs on Kipper before he got a second out in the first. By the time Kipper exited, having recorded four outs, the RedHawks were up nine runs. It didn't get any better for the Dogs after that, with F-M winning in a blowout for a second-straight night 17-5 at Newman Outdoor Field.
The RedHawks hadn't been great the previous week, going 2-4 on trips to Chicago and Sioux Falls. One positive was scoring 20 runs in the two wins and the offense exploded upon a return home, with an 11-0 win over Chicago on Monday and then Tuesday's romp.
In the first, Correlle Prime hit a two-run homer as part of a five-run inning. In the second, Prime singled in a run and John Silviano hit a two-run homer, part of a four-run frame.
In the third, Sam Dexter was hit by a pitch and came around on Will Zimmerman's triple, and Manny Boscan singled in Zimmerman.
In a three-run fourth, Boscan did most of the damage with a three-run blast for a 14-2 lead. Prime capped a four-hit, five-RBI night with a two-run single as the RedHawks scored three more runs in the eighth.
Boscan had three hits and four RBI, Silviano had three hits and drove in three, and Zimmerman had two hits and the RBI and he scored four runs. Dylan Kelly and Dexter both had two hits and drove in a run.
Gage Hinsz gave up two runs on 11 hits in five innings to get the win. The RedHawks and Dogs wrap up a three-game set at 7:02 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Newman.