RedHawks Fall to St. Paul
by KVRR Sports
July 01, 2012
St. Paul scored six early runs powered behind four Saints home runs to win the series finale against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 8-4 at Newman Outdoor Field on July 1, 2012.
Ole Sheldon batted 2-for-5 with two home runs while Tanner Townsend and Jon Townsend batted 2-for-4 with a home run each to bolster the Saints’ three run second and third innings that gave them an early 7-2 lead.
Saints starter Robert Coe (4-3) retired 13 straight batters between the fifth and eighth innings to help secure the Saints victory. Coe pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs with four strikeouts.
Fargo-Moorhead scored two runs in the second to cut the Saints lead to 3-2. A Jon Gaston single, Todd Jennings double, and Buddy Sosnoskie single kept the game close before St. Paul figured out RedHawks starter Jake Laber.
Laber (1-4) pitched 3+ innings in the loss giving up seven hits and seven earned runs. Kevin Fuqua pitched three innings of relief for Fargo-Moorhead giving up one earned.
Jennings and Gaston both had two hits apiece to lead Fargo-Moorhead (21-21) at the plate. Jose Hernandez was 3-for-5 with a run for St.Paul (19-21).
The RedHawks are now 9-13 at Newman Outdoor Field this season. Fargo-Moorhead travels to Winnipeg to play a four-game series against the Goldeyes from July 3 to July 6. They return home on July 7 to begin a four-game series with the Kansas City T-Bones on July 7.
Courtesy: F-M RedHawks