Regulars get it done as RedHawks win third straight in Winnipeg
Fargo-Moorhead's regulars picked up where its replacement players left off the first two games in victory over the Goldeyes.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Temporary players signed to play for Fargo-Moorhead during its four game series in Winnipeg were instrumental in the RedHawks winning the first two games. On Sunday, the regulars did the heavy lifting.
Nick Novak, Sam Dexter and Alex Boxwell had five of the RedHawks' seven hits and drove in all the runs in a 4-2 victory over the Goldeyes before 2,430 at Shaw Park.
Regular starter Bret Helton was superb, allowing just four hits in seven scoreless innings and striking out five. Helton also was in the lineup and was 1-for-3.
While Helton was shutting down the Goldeyes, Winnipeg starter Greg Harris was doing likewise. Harris allowed Boxwell's solo home run in the sixth and left after 5-2/3 innings having allowed that lone run on three hits.
Novak made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the seventh and Dexter, with Novak aboard, hit his eighth homer of the season in the top of the ninth for a 4-1 lead.
The RedHawks and Goldeyes close out the regular season at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, at Shaw Park.
Chicago defeated Kane County 5-0 on Sunday to clinch the North Division title. The RedHawks are off Tuesday and will play host to third-place Milwaukee in a one-game North Division playoff game at Newman Outdoor Field. The winner will play Chicago in a best-of-five division series.