Saints Split Double Header Against Railcats on SundayST. PAUL, MN May 20, 2012
Saints Split Double Header Against Railcats on Sunday
May 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM
ST. PAUL, MN (May 20, 2012) – Sunday afternoon started off under dreary clouds, but ended with tons of sunshine basically mirroring the St. Paul Saints day. They dropped Game 1 of a double header to the Gary SouthShore Railcats 9-6, but bounced back to win Game 2 4-2 in front of 4,300.
In game two Saints starter Robert Coe gave the club the start they were looking for as he went 5.1 innings allowing two runs on six hits while walking three and striking out two. He gave up a solo home run to Craig Maddox in the second, his first of the season and an RBI infield single to Maddox in the fifth.
With the Saints down 1-0 in the fourth Jose Hernandez and Willie Cabrera reached on back-to-back singles. Ronnie Bourquin doubled home Hernandez to tie the game at one and Tanner Townsend scored Cabrera on an infield bunt single giving the Saints a 2-1 lead.
With the score tied at two in the fifth the Saints Jon Townsend led off with a double. On a failed pick off attempt at second Jon Townsend took third on the error. With one out Hernandez doubled home Jon Townsend giving the Saints a 3-2 lead. With two outs and Hernandez at third Ole Sheldon’s infield single plated the insurance run. Hernandez finished the game 2-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.
In game one the Saints trailed 6-0 after just a half inning as starter Alberto Rolon faced nine batters and managed to get just one out. Rico Washington got the scoring started with an RBI single for the Railcats. With the bases loaded Brian Kolb walked, forcing in a run to make it 2-0. Mike Rhode and David Cooper added two-run singles to finish the scoring in the top of the first.
The Saints, however, came storming back in the bottom of the second to tie the game. They loaded the bases on a double by Tanner Townsend and walks to Alex Garabedian and Adam Frost. Jon Townsend knocked home two with a single left-center to make it 6-2. After a walk to Jim Rapoport loaded the bases two batters later Cabrera made it 6-4 with a two-run single, Sheldon walked to load the bases and Bourquin tied it with a two-run single.
The Railcats, however, regained the lead in the fifth when David Cooper walked, moved to third on a double by Mike Massaro. Mike Coles’ ground out scored Cooper to make it 7-6.
The Railcats tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth on a Rhode RBI single and a fielder’s choice grounder by Cooper.
The Saints have Monday off and return to action on Tuesday as they take on the Sioux Falls Pheasants at Sioux Falls Stadium at 7:05 p.m. The Saints are TBA. The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB.