GARY, INDIANA – A rally of runs in the sixth and seventh innings led the Gary Southshore RailCats to a 6-2 win against the Winnipeg Goldeyes at U.S Steel Yard on Wednesday evening.
With the game 1-0 for the Goldeyes headed into the bottom of the sixth, RailCats Andy DeJesus sent in teammates John Price Jr. and Cole Fabio for the tying and go-ahead run with a single to right field. Later in the inning, Mitch Glasser hit a groundball through centrefield to bring DeJesus home and give the RailCats a 3-1 lead. The Cats would hold onto the lead for the rest of the game.
The Fish opened scoring in the top of the fourth, when Reggie Abercrombesie sniped a homerun straightaway through left field. The homerun was Abercrombie’s second of the year.
The Fish scored their final run of the evening in the top of the seventh. Victor Cruzado drew a four pitch, one-out walk at the hand of the RailCats’ starting pitcher, Alex Gunn. Jordan Edgerton hit a single to third, but both Cruzado and Edgerton advanced an extra base due to a throwing error by RailCats’ third baseman, Glasser. Next, Matt McCann hit a single that brought Cruzado home and nearly tied the game. A powerful throw to home plate by RailCats Collin Willis was just in time to out Edgerton.
Gary put three more runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh. Fabio made a sacrifice fly to bring Wilfredo Gimenez home. A single by Alex Crosby brought Reggie Wilson to plate, and a double by DeJesus brought Crosby around, and gave the RailCats the 6-2 score.
Goldeyes starting pitcher Alex Boshers (0-3, 4.5) took the loss, despite allowing only seven hits and three runs (three earned) through seven innings. RailCats starting pitcher Alex Gunn (3-1, 2.01) was credited with the win.
The Goldeyes now return home for six-game homestand to begin Friday, June 8th when they host the Chicago Dogs. Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by calling 1-855-GOLDEYE, visiting www.ticketmaster.ca/Goldeyes, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.