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Saints Give Up Five Home Runs As They Are Swept By Goldeyes In 11-5 Loss

ST. PAUL, MN July 19, 2017

From the first batter of the game the St. Paul Saints could tell it was going to be a long morning.  Starter Robert Coe managed just one out, gave up a franchise record four home runs in one inning and the Saints were swept in the three game series by the Winnipeg Goldeyes, losing 11-5 on Wednesday morning at Shaw Park.


          Andrew Sohn led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer, his eighth of the season.  The very next hitter, David Rohm, drilled one over the left field wall, his second of the season, to make it 2-0.  The only batter Coe would retire was Josh Romanski on a fly out to left.  Reggie Abercrombie made it 3-0 with a solo home run to left, his ninth of the season.  Shawn Pleffner then doubled and David Bergin made it 5-0 with a two-run homer to left-center, his 15th of the season.  Coe walked Wes Darvill and that was the day for Coe.  He went 0.1 inning allowing five runs on five hits while walking one.


          The Goldeyes weren’t done, however, getting to reliever Jeff Malm in the third.  Abercrombie led off with a single to right and stole second.  With one out, and Abercrombie at third, Bergin made it 6-0 with an RBI single.  Darvill walked and Mason Katz made it 7-0 with an RBI single.  With two outs Sohn’s RBI single made it 8-0.  The Goldeyes tacked on two more when Rohm singled to right scoring Katz from second.  On the play right fielder Breland Almadova’s throw to second bounced off the glove of Jon Kristoffersen and skipped away from him allowing Sohn to score making it 10-0.  Malm went 2.2 innings of relief allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits while walking one and striking out two.


          The Saints got on the board in the fourth when Brady Shoemaker walked and Nate Hanson singled with two outs.  A wild pitch moved the runners up to second and third.  Tony Thomas got the Saints on the board with a two-run single to make it 11-2.


          In the fifth the Goldeyes hit their fifth home run of the day, a solo homer from Sohn, his second of the game and ninth of the season, off of reliever Jason Hoppe making it 11-2.


          In the sixth Almadova led off with a single and Shoemaker walked.  With one out a passed ball moved the runners up to second and third and Hanson made it 11-3 with an RBI single to right-center.  Thomas’ sacrifice fly made it 11-5.


          The Saints scored their final run in the ninth when Kes Carter led off with a double and two wild pitches later he scored.


          For the second time in the series outfielder Breland Almadova was used out of relief and he pitched a perfect inning of relief in the eighth.  He tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in the series and has 3.0 scoreless innings in his career, all against the Goldeyes.


          The Saints have Thursday off and are back in action on Friday night at CHS Field in game one of a three game series against the Salina Stockade.  The Saints send RHP Benji Waite (2-2, 1.92) to the mound while the Stockade are TBA.  It is Xcel Energy Friday night Fireworks to the music of the Saints inaugural season, 1993.  You can watch the game on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in and around the Twin Cities, and listen to it on Club 1220 KLBB.