CALGARY LOSES HEARTBREAKER TO HAWKS
Vipers fell to a game and a half back of the wildcard Friday night
as they saw the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
come from behind to take a 7-6 win. The Gary-SouthShore
RailCats were able to pick up a 6-3 win
in Kansas City to get a little breathing room as they currently hold
the Northern League’s wildcard.
It was Calgary
who got on the board first, with a pair of RBI singles from Adam
Shorsher and J.D. Foust good for their
40th and 41st of the year, respectively.
Foust’s base hit scored Carlos Duncan easily from third but a close
play at the plate went against the Vipers as Adam
Shorsher was called out as the trailing
runner. Shorsher, who looked to beat
out the throw, was not happy about the call and was subsequently
ejected from the contest.
Doug Johnson breezed through the RedHawks
lineup until they finally got to him in the 6th as Brian
Ward and Joe Mathis each crossed to tie the affair at 2. The tie
game didn’t last for long however, as Calgary
got back on top in their half of the 6th. A 2 RBI
triple from Pedro Santana scored 2 Vipers runs while a Sam Rosario
cashed in 1 more to put the Vipers up 5-2. Calgary and
Fargo-Moorhead exchanged runs in the 7th including a
Jason Colson RBI double, his 54th of the year.
With the score
6-3, the RedHawks made their statement
in the 8th getting four runs off of relievers Matt Miller
and Cody Cillo. A 2 RBI double from
Brent Krause, his 34th and 35th of the season,
tied the game while another RBI double, this time from Brian
Ward, put Fargo-Moorhead up for 2. Doug
Young and Brian Adams made sure no more Calgary runs scored as the
RedHawks improved to an unbelievable
27-5 in the second half of the season.
The loss in the
game goes to Cillo out of the pen for
Calgary as he sees his record drop to 3-2. In just a third of an
inning, the right hander was on the hook for a pair of earned runs
on 2 hits while he walked a batter. Vipers
starter Doug Johnson gets the no decision, as he went 6 and two
thirds giving up just 3 hits for 3 runs. The win is given to
reliever Mike Peschel who now is 5-5. A
one batter appearance for Brian Adams gives him his 7th
save this season.
Fargo-Moorhead get right back at it on Saturday night (7:05 pm,
Foothills Stadium) when the Vipers will start Kevin Lee (1-6, 6.43
ERA) on the mound. Countering for the RedHawks
is Taft Cable (8-1, 2.29 ERA).