FARGO, ND – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (25-36) lost 5-3 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (32-26) at Newman Outdoor Field on Saturday evening.
With the Goldeyes leading 3-1 in the bottom of the second, Devan Ahart drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a single to left from Leobaldo Pina. Charlie Valerio reached on an error that loaded the bases with no outs, and the RedHawks took a 5-3 lead when Chris Jacobs hit a grand slam home run to left.
RedHawks’ starter Brandon Barker (1-2) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on five hits over six and two-thirds innings. Barker walked two and struck out five.
Alex Boshers (3-6) started and took the loss for Winnipeg, allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits in five innings. Boshers walked two and struck out none.
Geoff Broussard pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to earn his fourth save of the year.
Winnipeg jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second. Josh Mazzola led off with a single. Two batters later, Josh McAdams walked. Grant Heyman followed with a three-run home run to right.
In the bottom of the inning, Tim Colwell reached on a two-out, infield single that scored Jacobs with the RedHawks’ first run.
PJ Browne, Jack Charleston, and Cameron McVey each worked a scoreless inning in relief of Boshers. Heyman finished the game with four hits.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Mitchell Lambson (4-2, 3.47) takes on right-hander Trey McNutt (3-5, 5.34). All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home Tuesday when they host the Texas AirHogs at Shaw Park. Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca/Goldeyes, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.