© the ol’ professor, Mickey Steen, and Chuck Duboff
I wasn’t able to attend last night’s double header between the Winnipeg Goldeyes and St. Paul Saints due to prior commitments…but between Twitter, Facebook and text messages from Shaw Park, it’s sounds like I missed some great ball by the Goldeyes. A huge comeback in the first game, capped off by a Josh Romanski 2 run HR in the 10th..and this was followed in Game 2 by a well pitched game by Duke von Schamann and some great defence, highlighted by an outstanding catch by Reggie Abercrombie.
I asked my good friend, the ol’ professor, Mickey Steen, to give us the first hand details of the games. I know it was late Mick, so thanks for writing these game reports!!
Game 1 report:
Resumption of play in game 1 tonight at Shaw Park with St. Paul Saints and Winnipeg Goldeyes from the July 20th game which was suspended after 1 & 1/2 innings.
St. Paul 2 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 9 Runs
Winnipeg 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 2 11 Runs
Walk off 2 run blast off the bat of Josh Romanski in the bottom of the 10th. Playersand fans all held their breath as it hugged the right field baseline, all the way to the foul pole, but when the home plate umpire signalled fair, bedlam followed as the dugout,and bull pen all rushed to home plate as the Fish fans were going wild.
Kyle Anderson took over at the top of 3 as von Schaummann had pitched the first 2, he gutted it out for 6 innings, but had no decision. Eric Eadington took over from Brandon Shimo who had faced one batter and picked up the win, allowing 0 runs and 0 hits, in 2 innings of work.
Goldeyes had trailed 9 to 1 at one point so a tremendous comeback victory. Darvill, Cabrera and Romanski all hit home runs. Super comeback victory by the Fish.
Game 2 at Shaw Park tonight and our Goldeyes came through with victory number 2 of this 5 games series, with a thrilling 5-3 WIN over The Saints.
Saints 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 runs 9 hits
Fish 1 0 2 2 0 0 x 5 runs 7 hits
Willie Cabrera kept a hot bat going as he homered in the bottom of the 1st. Adam Heisler and Josh Romanski, who had a hot bat going both games, each had a double.
On the mound, Duke von Schamann threw a gem, going 5.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and picked up the win. He was relieved by Victor Capellan who went 1.2 innings, allowed no runs & 2 hits. On defence, two outstanding, high light reel catches; first by Reggie Abercrombie, making a tremendous diving catch in left centre field and then shortstop Maikol Gonzalez robbing a Saints batter of a hit.
Two very important victories this evening at Shaw Park by our Winnipeg Goldeyes. The Goldeyes are now 4 games up on Laredo for the Wild Card spot and only 5 1/2 back of St.Paul for 1st place in the Northern Division.