RedHawks' offense shut down in late innings of loss to Goldeyes
Four Winnipeg relievers allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings and the Goldeyes rallied for a win over Fargo-Moorhead on Wednesday.
FARGO — Fargo-Moorhead this season has found a way to score late to win ball games. That was not the case Wednesday as four Winnipeg relievers shut down the RedHawks offense down the stretch and the Goldeyes came away with a 5-3 win before 2,732 at Newman Outdoor Field.
Winnipeg starter Alex Manasa went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits. The Goldeyes turned the game over to four relievers — winner Bryan Blanton, Travis Seabrooke, Erasmo Pinales and Tasker Strobel — who all pitched an inning and limited the RedHawks to one hit. Strobel pitched the ninth for the save.
The Goldeyes took a 1-0 lead in the third on Reggie Pruitt's solo home run, but the RedHawks tied it in the bottom half when Evan Alexander tripled to lead off and scored on Christian Correa's ground out.
F-M's Manny Boscan hit a solo homer in the fourth, and after Winnipeg scored twice in the fifth to retake the lead, the RedHawks' Drew Ward tied it 3-3 with a solo home run in the sixth.
But with Winnipeg's bullpen cruising, the Goldeyes took the lead in the seventh on Max Murphy's RBI double. They added insurance in the eighth when Deon Stafford was hit by a pitch and eventually came around on a RedHawks' error.
The RedHawks and Goldeyes wrap up a three-game series at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Newman.