Correlle Prime, RedHawks open defense of American Association title with win
Prime hit a three-run home run in the top of the 10th and Fargo-Moorhead held off Kane County in both teams' season-opener on Thursday.
GENEVA, Ill. — Fargo-Moorhead' Correlle Prime hit a three-run home run in the top of the 10th inning and the RedHawks kicked off the defense of their American Association championship with an 8-6 win over Kane County on Thursday at Northwestern Medical Field.
The RedHawks trailed the Cougars 5-3 after six innings but scored two in the seventh on Dillon Thomas' two-run homer and the teams headed into extra innings.
In the 10th, Nick Novak started at second base, John Silviano walked and both scored on Prime's homer.
Kane County scored a run in the home half of the 10th but R Birlingmair closed out the game to get the win.
Silviano hit a two-run home run in the first inning, B.J. Lopez drove in Manny Boscan with a sacrifice fly in the second.
Birlingmair allowed an unearned run on two hits while striking out three in two innings.
Boscan had three hits and Silviano was 2 for 4.
The RedHawks and Cougars play the second game of their three-game set at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12.