Photo Credit: Ron Russek
FARGO, ND – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (25-27) lost 16-6 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Newman Outdoor Field on Friday night.
The Goldeyes took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Tyler Hill led off the game with a double down the left field line. After Jay Gonzalez sacrificed Hill to third, Max Murphy lined a single to right.
Fargo-Moorhead (30-24) answered back in the bottom of the first when Correlle Prime scored on a Kevin Krause sacrifice fly.
The RedHawks took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second on a Nick Novak RBI single, and then scored seven times in the bottom of the third. John Silviano doubled home Krause before coming home on an Alex Boxwell RBI single. Two batters later, Sam Dexter hit a three-run home run down the left field line. Manuel Boscan and Krause added RBI hits in the frame.
Dexter chipped in an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, and the RedHawks extended the lead to 13-1 with three unearned runs in the sixth.
Dylan Kelly’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh made it 14-1.
Kyle Martin pulled the Goldeyes within 14-4 with a three-run home run in the top of the eighth.
The RedHawks answered with two runs in the bottom half on an error and a Kelly groundout.
Gonzalez and Murphy had two-out, RBI hits in the top of the ninth to provide the game’s final margin.
RedHawks’ starter Ryan Flores (3-2) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on six hits over seven innings. Flores walked two and struck out six.
Jorge Gonzalez (2-3) started for the Goldeyes and took the loss, allowing nine earned runs on 10 hits in two and two-thirds innings.
Raul Navarro’s career-high 18-game hitting streak came to an end.
Game two of the four-game series is Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. Eduard Reyes (5-4, 5.98) starts for Winnipeg. The RedHawks have not yet announced their starter. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes will continue to monitor the reopening of the Canada/US border and assess a potential return to Shaw Park in 2021.
In the coming weeks, Winnipeg Goldeyes staff will contact ticket holders with more information and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.