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WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (50-46) lost 10-4 to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Shaw Park on Friday night.
The RedHawks took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Jacob Bockelie doubled into the right field corner with one out and scored on Carson McCurdy’s double to left-centre. Ed Reichenbach followed with a single up the middle that scored McCurdy.
Fargo-Moorhead (58-38) added three unearned runs in the top of the fourth to extend their lead to 5-0. With first and second and no outs, Carson McCurdy reached on an error that scored Brendon Dadson from second base. Reichenbach followed with a sacrifice fly, while McCurdy scored when Sam Dexter reached on a two-out error.
Kyle Martin put the Goldeyes on the board with a solo home run to right with one out in the bottom of the fourth. It was Martin’s 31st home run of the year, tying Keon Barnum (Chicago, 2019) and Adam Brett Walker (Milwaukee, 2021) for the American Association single-season record. The homer also produced Martin’s 104th RBI of the year, establishing a new American Association single-season mark. Sioux City’s Jose Sermo homered on Friday, and now has 29 home runs on the year.
The RedHawks re-extended the lead to 8-1 in the top of the fifth on a two-out, three-run home run from Cody Lovejoy. A Dexter RBI double and a Dadson RBI groundout in the top of the sixth made it 10-1.
The Goldeyes scored in the bottom of the seventh on a Max Murphy two-out, RBI infield single.
In the bottom of the ninth, Winnipeg rallied for two runs on a Wes Darvill RBI single and a bases loaded hit by pitch to Martin to provide the game’s final margin.
Jon Ludwig (2-2) started for the RedHawks and picked up the win, allowing one earned run on four hits in five innings. Ludwig walked two and struck out three.
Jorge Gonzalez (4-7) started for the Goldeyes and took the loss, allowing 10 runs, seven earned, on nine hits. Gonzalez walked two and struck out none.
Reed Hayes and Martin each worked a scoreless inning of relief for Winnipeg. Kevin Lachance singled in the sixth and has hit safely in 10 straight games.
The series continues Saturday evening at 6:05 p.m. Jose Vasquez (0-2, 5.32) starts for Winnipeg. The RedHawks have not yet announced their starting pitcher.
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