Saints Double Up Goldeyes 14-7 To Snap Seven Game Home Losing StreakST. PAUL, MN August 28, 2014
SAINTS DOUBLE UP GOLDEYES 14-7 TO SNAP SEVEN GAME HOME LOSING STREAK
SAINT PAUL, MN (August 27, 2014)—The St. Paul Saints offense exploded all game as the team doubled up the Winnipeg Goldeyes with a 14-7 win Wednesday night at Midway Stadium in front of 5,888. The Saints tied a season high and pounded out 20 hits that led to 14 runs. The team scored in all but two innings and snapped a seven game home losing streak.
Despite the final score, the Saints seemed to be in trouble in the fifth inning. After giving up seven runs to the Goldeyes, the Saints trailed 7-5. Enter Jake Taylor. Angelo Songco singled to start the inning,and then Taylor drilled his seventh home run of the season over the left field wall to tie the game at seven.
Willie Cabrera gave the Saints the lead for good in the following inning. Devin Thaut beat out an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error by Brock Bond. Cabrera whacked his 11th home run of the season out to left to give the Saints the 9-7 lead.
After holding the Goldeyes scoreless in the seventh, the Saints added three more runs. Keith Brachold and Joey Becker led off with singles sandwiched around a Tyler Peterson strikeout. Vinny DiFazio doubled home Brachold to make it 10-7. Rookie Mitch Elliott picked up two of his four RBI on the night with a ground ball through the middle of the field that scored both Becker and DiFazio for the 12-7 lead.
The Saints pushed two more across in the eighth. Taylor hit a one out double and advanced to third on a Brachold flyout. Peterson’s RBI single to score Taylor gave the Saints a 13-7 lead. Becker singled and DiFazio walked to load the bases before Elliott was hit by a pitch in the foot to score Peterson and close the scoring at 14-7.
The Saints struck in the bottom first after Elliott reached on an error by Bond. Thaut sacrificed Elliott to third before Willie Cabrera sent him home with an RBI groundout for the early 1-0 lead.
The Saints widened the lead with a four run second inning. Taylor led off with a single before Peterson sent him home to make it 2-0. Becker and DiFazio hit consecutive singles to load the bases. Elliot hit an RBI groundout to score Peterson for the 3-0 lead. Devin Thaut singled home both Becker and DiFazio to give the Saints the early 5-0 advantage.
The Goldeyes responded with a huge fifth inning. Ryan Pineda doubled while Jordan Guida and Brock Bond walked to load the bases. Jake Blackwood singled Pineda and Guida home to cut the lead to 5-2. After a Tyler Kuhn strikeout, Casey Haerther walked. Bond scored to make it 5-3 when Reggie Abercrombie hit into an RBI fielder’s choice before Donnie Webb walked to load the bases again. Josh Mazzola hit a grand slam, his 13th home run of the season, to give Winnipeg the 7-5 lead.
Tommy Danczyk made his professional debut for the Saints as he pitched a perfect ninth inning.
The final game at Midway Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday night. The Saints will send the right-hander Anthony Claggett (6-6, 3.46) to the mound against the lefty Nick Hernandez (11-2, 3.13). Take the Last Train to Midway and Go Out With A Bang with a Fireworks Supershow and Monster Food Truck Rally presented by the St. Paul Port Authority. The game can be heard on Sportsradio 105 The Ticket.