FARGO, ND – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (26-36) won 10-2 against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (32-27) at Newman Outdoor Field on Sunday afternoon.
For the second time in three starts, Mitch Lambson pitched a complete game victory for the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Lambson threw only 111 pitches over nine complete innings. He struck out five and allowed two runs (two earned) on seven hits.
The Goldeyes’ offence aided Lambson in the victory, scoring three home runs. All nine starters had at least one base hit.
In the top of the first, Reggie Abercrombie opened up scoring with a two-out, solo home run through left centrefield. Tucker Nathans crushed a solo home run down the right-field line in the second to give the Fish a 2-0 lead.
Tyler Baker started off the fifth with a leadoff single. Matt McCann followed with a single to left, prompting the RedHawks to substitute starting pitcher Trey McNutt for Benji Waite. On a full count, Abercrombie hit a bloop RBI single, scoring Baker and advancing McCann to third. Josh Mazzola slid in safe under the tag of RedHawks second baseman Maikol Gonzalez for an RBI double that increased the lead to 5-0.
In the sixth, Grant Heyman hammered a leadoff home run far over the right centrefield fence. The home run was Heyman’s third of the road trip. He now leads the team with 12 home runs. Jordan Ebert singled to right and advanced to second on a single by Baker. Josh Romanski broke open the game further, giving the Fish an 8-0 lead with a two-run single to right centrefield. Mazzola increased the lead, following up with his second RBI double of the game.
In the bottom half, the RedHawks would score their only two runs. Brandon Metzger hit an RBI double to score Quinn Irey and advanced to third on the relay to the plate. Tim Colwell hit a sacrifice fly to score Metzger.
The Fish tacked on their final run in the seventh. Heyman singled, advancing to second on a wild pitch to Ebert. On a catching error by RedHawks’ Derrick Foxx, Heyman advanced to third. In his third hit of the afternoon, Baker singled home Heyman and gave the Fish a 10-2 lead.
Trey McNutt took the loss for the RedHawks. He went four-plus innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits. He walked four and threw 82 pitches.