RedHawks take two of three over weekend in Winnipeg
Fargo-Moorhead overcame a deficit with two solo home runs in the fifth inning, then rode strong relief pitching to get a win over the Goldeyes on Sunday.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rode two solo home runs and sound relief work to defeat Winnipeg 9-7 on Sunday before 2,200 at Shaw Park.
The RedHawks took two of three from the Goldeyes in both teams' season-opening series.
The RedHawks led 6-1 through 3-1/2 innings but Winnipeg took the lead with a six-run fourth.
The RedHawks regained the lead in the fifth on a pair of solo homers from Jacob Bockelie and Peter Maris.
Bret Helton got an out in the sixth but exited after two Goldeyes reached. Joe Jones relieved and the RedHawks turned a double play to end the threat.
Jones got the RedHawks through the seventh and Alex DuBord went the final two innings for the save. He allowed a one-out hit in the ninth but the RedHawks turned another double play to end the game.
Maris also hit a solo homer in the second after he doubled to lead off the game in the RedHawks' three-run first inning. He finished with four hits.
Leo Pina was 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles and an RBI and Drew Ward had three hits and drove in a run. John Silviano had two RBIs and Sam Dexter and Christian Correa both had two hits.
The RedHawks are off Monday and begin a three-game set at Kansas City on Tuesday.