Ramirez, Washington Have Big Nights in Win

Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (43-32) beat the Milwaukee Milkmen 11-3 at Shaw Park on Monday night.

Box Score

After the Milkmen (40-35) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a Will Kengor double play ball, the Goldeyes answered with three runs in the bottom half.  Eric Rivera led off with a home run to left that tied the game.  Two batters later, Max Murphy walked, and the Goldeyes took a 3-1 lead when David Washington blasted a two-run, opposite-field home run to left-centre.

Rivera and Ian Sagdal drew back-to-back, one-out walks in the bottom of the second.  Murphy followed with a two-run double into the left field corner that made it 5-1.  The Goldeyes opened a 7-1 lead when Washington ripped another two-run home run—this time off the scoreboard in right-centre.

Sagdal’s two-out, double to right-centre in the fifth drove home Justin Thompson from first base to make it 8-1.

The Milkmen pulled within 8-2 in the top of the sixth on a two-out, RBI single to centre from Christ Conley that plated Kengor.

The Goldeyes re-extended the lead to 9-2 in the bottom of the seventh when Logan Hill hit a solo home run down the left field line.  It was Hill’s 100th career professional home run.

Keon Barnum doubled home Logan Trowbridge in the top of the eighth before Rivera provided the game’s final margin with a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the inning.

Goldeyes’ starter Luis Ramirez (10-3) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits in eight and one-third innings.  Ramirez walked two and struck out 11.  The eight and one-thirds innings and 11 strikeouts are both highs for a Goldeyes’ pitcher this season.

Milkmen starter Myles Smith (5-6) took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on six hits in one and two-thirds innings.  Smith walked five and struck out two.

Right-hander Will McAffer made his Goldeyes’ debut in the top of the ninth and recorded the final two outs of the game in relief of Ramirez.

The series continues Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m.  Alex Hart (0-0, 3.86) faces right-hander Ryan Zimmerman (4-4, 4.69).

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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