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Saints Eliminated From Playoffs with 13-5 Loss to Goldeyes

ST. PAUL, MN August 29, 2017

The St. Paul Saints fell at the hands of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the best offensive team in the American Association, 13-5 on Tuesday night in front of 7,504 at CHS Field. The loss drops the Saints to 47-47, the first time since 2014 they have had a record at .500, and eliminates them from playoff contention.

 

Leading 1-0, the Goldeyes broke the game wide open with a six-run third inning. Casey Turgeon reached on a leadoff single, then moved to third on a double by David Rohm. They both scored on a two-run single by Josh Romanski, extending the Goldeyes lead to 3-0. Reggie Abercrombie then smacked a single to right field, moving Romanski to third, and was joined on the base paths by David Bergin who reached on a one-out walk. Wes Darvill doubled home Romanski and Abercrombie to make it 5-0. Bergin scored on the sacrifice fly by Mason Katz and Andrew Sohn hit an RBI single to left field to score Darvill, putting the Goldeyes ahead, 7-0.

 

The Goldeyes struck again in the fifth inning. Three straight singles by Bergin, Darvill and Katz loaded the bases. Turgeon then hit an RBI single to right field to make it 8-1. With the bases still loaded, and one out, David Rohm blasted a grand slam to right field, his sixth home run of the season, extending the Goldeyes lead to 12-1.

 

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Tim Colwell hit a blooper to right center field, then advanced to second on the error by Abercrombie, who misplayed the hop.  J.J. Gould then singled for his second hit of the ballgame and both scored on a two-run double by Brady Shoemaker, making it 12-3. Gould finished the night 3-for-4 with a run scored.

 

The Saints finished the night with two long balls. In the sixth inning, Kes Carter hit his 9th home run of the season with the Saints, 14thoverall, over the Spire Home Run Porch in right field and Tony Thomas belted one over the left field fence, his 18th of the season, in the eighth.

 

The same two teams meet Wednesday night at CHS Field at 7:05 p.m. RHP Andrew Gutierrez will make his Saints debut on the mound and the Goldeyes will send RHP Charle Rosario (9-5, 3.23) to the rubber. The Saints will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Princess Bride. The game can be seen on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in and around the Twin Cities, and heard on Club 1220 KLBB.