Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (38-28) beat the Lake Country DockHounds 3-1 at Shaw Park on Friday night.

Box Score

Eric Rivera was hit by a pitch leading off the bottom of the first.  Rivera stole second, took third on a deep flyout to left-centre from Raul Navarro, and scored the game’s first run when Max Murphy reached on a two-out, infield single.  The Goldeyes then loaded the bases on a David Washington single and a Reggie Pruitt Jr. walk, and took a 2-0 lead on an RBI infield single from Deon Stafford Jr.

The DockHounds (24-42) cut the Goldeyes’ lead in half in the top of the fifth on a two-out, RBI single to left from Giovanni Brusa.  Goldeyes’ starter Freisis Adames came back to strike out Jake Snider looking to strand the tying and go-ahead runs on base.

The score remained 2-1 until the bottom of the eighth when Navarro lined a single to right leading off.  The hit stretched Navarro’s hitting streak to a career-high 19 games.  Murphy followed with a single to left, and Washington advanced the runners to second and third with a groundball to first.  After Pruitt was intentionally walked, the Goldeyes cashed in an insurance run when Navarro scored on a Stafford sacrifice fly to centre.

Five Goldeyes’ relievers combined on four shutout innings in relief of Adames.  Zac Ryan worked a perfect sixth, while Erasmo Pinales, Travis Seabrooke, and Bryan Blanton each recorded two outs on strikeouts to preserve the lead through eight innings.  Tasker Strobel struck out two in the ninth and worked out of a first and second, no-out jam to earn his league-leading 18th save of the season.  Goldeyes’ pitching combined for 16 strikeouts in the win.

Adames (7-3) earned the win, allowing one earned run on five hits in five innings.  Adames walked two and struck out seven.

Francisco Jimenez (3-7) started for the DockHounds and took the loss, allowing two earned runs on four hits over six innings.  Jimenez walked two and struck out two.

Game two of the three-game series is Saturday evening at 6:05 p.m. at Shaw Park.

For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2022 season tickets, individual tickets, group outings, and 10-game mini packs, visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com

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