LINCOLN, NE – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (28-21) lost 9-2 to the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park on Tuesday night.
Winnipeg took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Reggie Abercrombie was hit by a pitch with one out, stole second, took third on a throwing error, and scored on a Kyle Martin sacrifice fly to right.
Lincoln (23-27) answered back in the bottom half on a two-out, RBI double from Nick Schulz.
The Saltdogs took the lead with a four-run bottom of the third. Randolph Oduber singled home Christian Ibarra with the go-ahead run. Two batters later, Curt Smith hit a three-run home run to left.
In the bottom of the fifth, Smith lined a two-run double into the left field corner, and later scored on a Josh Mazzola sacrifice fly that pushed Lincoln’s lead to 8-1.
Lincoln starter Shairon Martis carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The no-hit bid was broken up with two outs on a line drive single to left from Kevin Garcia. After Austin Pettibone relieved Martis, Tyler Hill singled home Jordan Hovey with the Goldeyes’ second run. Hill has hit safely in 10 straight games.
Ibarra doubled home Ivan Marin with the Saltdogs’ ninth and final run in the bottom of the eighth.
Martis (2-4) picked up the win, allowing one unearned run on one hit in six and two-thirds innings. Martis walked three and struck out six.
Goldeyes’ starter Joel Seddon (2-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs, seven earned, on six hits in five innings. Seddon walked three and struck out one.
Christian Torres pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Seddon.
The series continues Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. Parker French (2-2, 5.12) faces right-hander John Brownell (3-3, 4.39). All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home on Tuesday, July 16th when they host the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park. Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com