FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (June 30, 2017)
Contact: Jared Shlensky
ST. PAUL, Minn. — 18 hits and 10 runs was too much for Gary to overcome on Friday night at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minn., as the RailCats were shutout by the Saints, 10-0. Friday’s series opening defeat also ended Gary’s streak of three consecutive wins to begin a series.
St. Paul (27-13) took a 3-0 lead in the second on Danny Oh’s two-out, three-run home run down the right field. The home run was Oh’s fifth of the year and his second of five hits on the day.
The Saints increased their lead to eight with a five-run third inning. RBI doubles from Anthony Gallas and Jack Goihl gave St. Paul a five-run cushion before Oh delivered a two-out, bases-clearing triple to left-center, extending the Saints’ lead to eight.
Nate Hanson led off the fourth with a solo home run to left field to make it 9-0. Hanson’s homer was his sixth of the season and his second against the RailCats. Hanson delivered the final run of the evening with a two-out RBI single to center in the seventh, scoring Jon Kristoffersen.
Gary (22-19) was led offensively by Cameron Newell and Kris Goodman, both of whom finished with two hits. Ryan Fritze tossed a scoreless eighth inning in his hometown and Joe Hauser allowed one run on seven hits and struck out a pair in his second appearance with the RailCats.
Braulio Torres-Perez (4-1) was charged with his first loss of the season. The southpaw allowed a season-high nine runs (six earned) on 11 hits and two walks in four innings.
Benjie Waite (2-0) recorded the win with a complete game shutout. Waite retired nine straight at one point and allowed just seven hits and two walks in his first complete game of the year. Oh went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and was just a double shy of the cycle while Hanson recorded four hits and drove in two runs.
Gary resumes their three-game weekend series against St. Paul on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. 2016 All-Star Charle Rosario (4-3, 3.25) counters against Saints right-hander Ryan Zimmerman (3-1, 2.82) in the middle game of the series)
Gary returns home to U.S. Steel Yard on Monday, July 3rd for the start of a seven-game homestand. Monday’s game vs. Fargo-Moorhead is at 7:10 p.m. and is another MetroPCS Monday. Monday’s series opener against the RedHawks is also the inaugural Fourth of Juluau Pig Roast, presented by Berey Bros., and features Fireworks and Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Dancers.
Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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