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FARGO, ND – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (26-28) beat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 10-5 at Newman Outdoor Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Goldeyes jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second. Raul Navarro doubled to left-centre leading off and scored two batters later when Logan Hill lined a two-run home run to left-centre. Wes Darvill returned to the lineup for the first time since July 4th and followed Hill with a double to right-centre. Tyler Hill made it 3-0 with a two-out, RBI double down the left field line.
After Max Murphy drew a one-out walk in the top of the fifth, Kyle Martin hit a two-run homer to left.
Darvill and Austin Rei drew back-to-back walks to open the top of the sixth, and both came home on a two-run double down the left field line from Tyler Hill.
Fargo-Moorhead (31-25) pulled within 8-2 in the bottom of the sixth on a Manuel Boscan RBI double and a Kevin Krause RBI groundout.
The Goldeyes re-extended the lead to 10-2 in the top of the seventh. With two outs and no one on base, Logan Hill singled to centre and was followed by a two-run home run to right-centre from Darvill.
Leobaldo Pina, Jordan George, and Krause each drove in runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull the RedHawks within 10-5 before Jose Jose stemmed the tide by recording consecutive groundouts to end the inning. Jose then worked a scoreless bottom of the ninth to finish the game.
Pete Perez (3-1) started for the Goldeyes and picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits in five and two-thirds innings. Perez walked two and struck out four.
Gage Hinsz (3-3) started for the RedHawks and took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits in five and one-third innings. Hinsz walked four and struck out four.
Travis Seabrooke pitched one and one-third scoreless innings in relief of Perez. The Goldeyes tied season-highs with both six doubles and three home runs in the win.
The four-game series concludes Monday night at 7:02 p.m. The Goldeyes have not yet announced their starting pitcher. Fargo-Moorhead goes with right-hander Logan Nissen (3-4, 4.83). 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.