Chicago evens division series with win over RedHawks
Despite 11 Fargo-Moorhead hits, the Dogs were able to limit the RedHawks to a single run and knot up the playoff series.
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Despite giving up 11 Fargo-Moorhead hits, the Chicago Dogs were able to hold the RedHawks to a single run in a 7-1 victory on Saturday night before 2,510 at Impact Field.
The victory knotted the North Division best-of-five series at a game apiece. Game 3 is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Newman Outdoor Field. If the series goes five games, the final three games will be played at Newman.
Dogs' starter Jordan Kipper got the win, working seven innings and allowing nine hits but just the one run on Dylan Kelly's RBI single in the first inning. Relievers Cam Booser and Jeff Kinley each pitched an inning, with Kinley surrendering a couple hits in the ninth. All 11 RedHawks hits were singles and they stranded eight baserunners.
Chicago's K.C. Hobson homered and drove in two runs, T.J. Bennett had two hits, including a solo homer and a double, and Brennan Metzger was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Michael Crouse also doubled and drove in a run.
F-M's Jordan George had three hits and Manny Boscan had two hits and scored the RedHawks' run. Alex Boxwell had two hits. Kelly, Leo Pina, John Silviano and Sam Dexter had the RedHawks' other hits.
Ryan Flores started and took the loss. He went six innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits. Michael Hope got an out and gave up two runs in the seventh and Mark Finkelnburg got the final two outs in the inning. Tyler Grauer didn't get an out in the eighth and gave up a run and Taylor Wright closed out that inning.