RedHawks roll offensively in win over Lake Country
Fargo-Moorhead scored early and often — and late and often, as well — in a high-scoring victory over the DockHounds on Friday night.
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Fargo-Moorhead started scoring almost out of the gate and just kept piling up the runs, winning a high-scoring affair over Lake Country 17-10 on Thursday at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park.
The teams were tied 3-3 after two innings but the RedHawks scored two in the third and broke the game open with six runs in the fourth.
The RedHawks led 17-5 after 7-1/2 innings but the bullpen had trouble buttoning-up the win, surrendering five DockHound runs in the eighth and ninth innings..
The RedHawks had 20 hits, including six home runs. They had nine extra base hits.
Drew Ward is third in the American Association hitting .380 and is tied for third with 12 home runs after going 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs.
John Silviano had two hits, including his 12th home run of the year and a double, and he drove in three runs. Manny Boscan, Evan Alexander and Sam Dexter also homered.
Silviano's 38 RBIs are tied for third in the league and Boscan and Ward both have 34 RBIs, tied for sixth in the AA. Leo Pina, who had two hits, including his 11th double of the year, is second in the league hitting .386.
Starter Sebastian Kessay got the win and improved to 5-1. His five wins are tied for the league lead. He allowed four earned runs on five hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out seven.
The RedHawks improved to an American Association-best 27-10 and lead the West Division. They have won five in a row and 11 of 12 since June 10.
The RedHawks swept the four-game series against the DockHounds and return to Fargo to open a three-game weekend series against Kane County at 7:02 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Newman Outdoor Field.