Crenshaw Goes Distance As Saints Dismantle Goldeyes 10-2ST. PAUL, MN July 10, 2015
CRENSHAW GOES THE DISTANCE AS SAINTS DISMANTLE GOLDEYES 10-2
WINNIPEG, MB (July 10, 2015) – The only thing St. Paul Saints starter Dustin Crenshaw will be disappointed about is the fact he lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning. Other than that he recorded his third complete game of the season, improved to 7-1, and his offense got him plenty of support as all nine players collected a hit in a 10-2 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Shaw Park on Friday night. The Saints improved to a league best 37-10 on the season.
Crenshaw scattered hits in the first three innings, with nothing but three singles in the first three innings. He recorded his first clean inning in the fourth and in the fifth gave up a leadoff single, but got his second double play of the game.
The first bit of trouble came in the sixth when he gave up a one out double to Adam Heisler. He advanced to third on a single by Chris Robinson, but for the third time in the game Crenshaw recorded a double play when he got Casey Haerther to hit a comebacker and ground into a 1-6-3 double play.
Crenshaw entered the ninth looking for his second complete game shutout of the season, but he was greeted by a solo homer from Chris Robinson, the first of his career. Crenshaw would give up a two out homer to Josh Mazzola, his league leading 11th. Crenshaw went all 9.0 allowing two runs on 10 hits. He did not walk a batter and has walked just one in 71.2 innings this season and has not walked one in 56.2 innings pitched.
The first few innings looked like more of a pitcher’s duel although the Saints jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. With two outs Vinny DiFazio walked and moved to third on a single by Ian Gac. Angelo Songco put the Saints on the board with an RBI single to right.
It stayed that way until the fifth when Alonzo Harris hit a solo homer to left, his sixth of the season, to give the Saints a 2-0 lead.
The Saints bats got rolling in the sixth as they would score a pair of runs from the sixth to the ninth to blow the game wide open. In the sixth Mike Kvasnicka doubled and scored on a double by Joey Paciorek to make it 3-0. Anthony Phillips followed with an RBI single to make it 4-0.
In the seventh Willie Argo led off with an infield single to second. After a walk to DiFazio and a fielder’s choice by Ian Gac, Songco roped a two-run triple to right-center to make it 6-0. Songco went 2-5 with a triple and three RBI.
The final four runs for the Saints came by way of the long ball. Argo hit a two-run blast in the eighth, his eighth of the season and Kvasnicka hit his seventh of the season in the ninth, also a two-run homer. The Saints lead the American Association in homers with 51.
The same two teams meet in game two of the four game series on Saturday night at Shaw Park at 6:00 p.m. The Saints send LHP Pedro Hernandez (5-2, 3.36) to the mound against Goldeyes LHP Kyle Anderson (1-3, 4.99). The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB.