Deep Into The Night Saints Lose 10-6 In 12ST. PAUL, MN August 27, 2014
DEEP INTO THE NIGHT SAINTS LOSE 10-6 IN 12
ST. PAUL, MN (August 26, 2014) – With just three games left in Midway Stadiums history the St. Paul Saints and Winnipeg Goldeyes gave fans a little extra on Tuesday evening. After 12 innings and four hours and 21 minutes the Saints fell to the Goldeyes 10-6 in front of 6,009.
With the Saints trailing 4-3 going to the bottom of the ninth inning Evan Bigley led off with a single to right-center. He stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With the infield drawn in and one out Joe Bonfe singled to center to tie the game up at five and sent the game into extras.
In the 10th the Goldeyes took a 5-4 lead when Saints reliever Matt Meyer walked the leadoff hitter Josh Mazzola. Luis Alen sacrificed him to second and a wild pitch sent Mazzola to third. After Meyer walked Ryan Pineda, Brock Bond’s sacrifice fly gave the Goldeyes the lead.
The Saints found a way to answer in the bottom of the inning. With a runner on first and one out Devin Thaut singled Joey Becker to second. Angelo Songco pinch hit and knocked a single to center scoring Becker to tie the game at five. With runners at first and second and one out the Saints were unable to get the winning run across as Bigley struck out and Willie Cabrera grounded back to the mound.
The Goldeyes blew the game wide open in the 12th sending 10 men to the plate and scoring five runs. With one out Mazzola singled and Alen doubled him home to give the Goldeyes a 6-5 lead. With two outs Bond walked and Jake Blackwood drove home a pair with a double which made it 8-5. An RBI single from Tyler Kuhn gave the Goldeyes a 9-5 lead. After an error by Thaut at third extended the inning, Reggie Abercrombie doubled home the final run of the inning to give the Goldeyes a 10-5 lead.
The Saints loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning with two walks and a single, but managed only a sacrifice fly from Bigley.
It was the second longest game of the season and the 26th four hour game in team history. The Saints are now 10-16 in four hour games in team history.
The same two teams meet in game two of the three game series on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. at Midway Stadium. The Saints send RHP Justin Klipp (7-3, 3.81) to the mound against Goldeyes LHP Ryan Bollinger (2-0, 4.09). It is Mudonna’s Moving Day plus the first 1,500 fans will receive an Andy Nelson 1993 Mural Lithograph. The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB and inside the ballpark on 107.7 FM.