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Getting to CHS Field

Pitching Propels Saints to 5-1 Victory Over Wingnuts

ST. PAUL, MN August 24, 2017

The St. Paul Saints were led by another strong performance from a starter and, on Thursday night, it was Ryan Zimmerman’s turn. The Saints only allowed one run to the Wichita Wingnuts for the second game in a row with a 5-1 victory at CHS Field in front of 8,609. The Saints are 7.5 games behind the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the North Division and are 4.5 games out of the Wild Card with 10 games left in the season.

 

Ryan Zimmerman, following outstanding performances by Dustin Crenshaw and Mark Hamburger earlier in the series, had a masterful night of his own. He did not allow a hit until a two out single in the fourth inning.

 

The only trouble Zimmerman ran into all night long was when he allowed three straight singles to start the eighth inning by Christian Stringer, Martin Medina and Brent Clevlen, the latter scoring a run, making it 5-1.  With the bases loaded and no outs, the Saints called on Vinny Nittoli. Nittoli struck out the next three batters to leave the bases loaded, preserving the four-run lead. Zimmerman tossed 7.0+ innings, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out six and walking two.  

 

Nittoli capped off the night with a perfect ninth, tossing 2.0 perfect innings while striking out three to pick up his third save of the season.

 

The Saints got on the board in the fourth when Nate Hanson was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Mitch Delfino then lined a one-out triple down the right field line to score Hanson and the Saints led 1-0. Delfino then scored on a wild pitch by Alex Boshers, extending the Saints lead to 2-0. Delfino ended the night going 3-4 with a triple, RBI and a run scored.

 

The scoring continued in the fifth inning. Tim Colwell put down a bunt to the left of the mound that the third baseman T.J. Mittelstaedt bare handed, but his throw was wide of first base which allowed Colwell to advance to second on the error. Brady Shoemaker joined Colwell on the base paths with a one-out walk and an RBI double by Dan Johnson scored Colwell while moving Shoemaker to third, putting the Saints up 3-0. Nate Hanson brought both Shoemaker and Johnson home with a two-run single putting the Saints ahead 5-0.

 

The Saints head to Fargo-Moorhead to face the RedHawks for a three-game series beginning Friday night at 7:02 p.m. The Saints are TBA and the RedHawks will send RHP Tyler Herron (7-3 3.40) to the mound. The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB.