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Saints Score A Season High In Runs, Thrash Saltdogs 15-9

ST. PAUL, MN June 18, 2018

If you want to beat the second highest scoring team in the league, you’re going to need to score runs.  And score runs the St. Paul Saints did.  They pounded out a season tying high 18 hits, scored a season high 15 runs, eight of the nine Saints collected a hit, eight of nine scored a run, and seven of nine had an RBI in a 15-9 pounding of the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park on Monday night.  The win improves the Saints to 18-11 on the season.


          With the Saints trailing 3-0 in the second they sent nine men to the plate and scored four runs.  Dan Johnson led off with a walk and Dante Bichette Jr. extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single to center.  Noah Perio Jr. made it 3-1 with an RBI double to right. After a fielder’s choice by Kyle Barrett forced Bichette Jr. at home, a wild pitch scored Perio Jr. to make it 3-2.  JJ Gould was hit by a pitch and Kes Carter walked to load the bases.  Max Murphy gave the Saints their first lead with a two-run single to right-center making it 4-3.


          The Saints came back from their second deficit in the sixth, trailing 7-4.  They sent 10 men to the plate and scored five runs as Bichette Jr. started with a walk and Perio Jr. doubled him to third.  With one out Gould’s sacrifice fly made it 7-5.  Jake Smith, coming off a three-hit game in his first pro start, knocked home Perio Jr. with an RBI single to left-center to make it 7-6.  Smith went 3-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.  Kes Carter followed with a single and Murphy tied it with an RBI single to left-center.  Murphy went 3-6 with four RBI and three runs scored.  Brady Shoemaker’s two-run single gave the Saints a 9-7 lead.  Shoemaker went 2-5 with a double and four RBI.


          The Saints put the game away in the seventh with a four spot as they got an RBI single from Smith, an RBI fielder’s choice from Murphy and a two-run double by Shoemaker to make it 13-7. 


          In the ninth they sent eight men to the plate and scored a pair of runs on a sacrifice fly by Dan Johnson and an RBI single from the newest Saints player, Barrett.


          Seven of the nine Saints players had a multi-hit game with six players scoring at least two runs.


          The same two teams meet in game two of the three game series on Tuesday night at Haymarket Park at 6:45 p.m.  The Saints are TBA and the Saltdogs send RHP Michael Tamburino (3-0, 2.02) to the mound.  The game can be heard on Alt 93.3 FM.