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Fourth inning rally propels RailCats to 4-2 comeback win

07/08/2017 8:58 PM -

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (July 6, 2017)
Contact: Jared Shlensky
jshlensky@railcatsbaseball.com
Article written by Austin Anderson, Broadcast/Media Relations Assistant 

GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats (27-21) used a three-run bottom of the fourth and four shutout innings from the bullpen to defeat the Winnipeg Goldeyes (25-23) by a score of 4-2 on Saturday. The RailCats had every starting position player record at least one hit by the fifth inning against the reigning American Association champions.

Winnipeg jumped out in front for the third straight game with a pair of runs in the third. Andrew Sohn singled to center to begin the inning before stealing second. David Rohm made it 1-0 with an RBI double down into the left field corner. Former RailCat Josh Romanaski pulled an RBI single through the right side, scoring Rohm from second.

Gary cut the deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the third. Cameron Newell reached on an error to start the frame. Reggie Wilson advanced Newell to second with a single to right before Colin Willis moved both baserunners up a base with a groundout to second. Frank Martinez then brought in Newell with an RBI groundout, cutting the Winnipeg lead to 2-1.

The RailCats took a 4-2 lead with a three-run bottom of the fourth. Chase Harris brought home Ryan Fitzgerald with an RBI double for the first run of the inning. Newell then followed Harris with a two-run double down the third base line, scoring both John Holland and Harris for the final runs of the game.

Braulio Torres-Perez (5-2) pitched five innings for the RailCats in the win. The southpaw gave up only two earned runs on seven hits, walked one, and struck out six.

Jamal Wilson (1) recorded a hold in his professional debut with a scoreless sixth inning while Carlos Pinales (1) and Carlos Diaz (3) each recorded holds with a scoreless inning of their own. Jorge De Leon (5) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save. De Leon yielded a hit and struck out one.

Zach Nuding (2-6) gave up three earned runs (four total) in six innings of work in the defeat. He gave up nine hits, four walks, and struck out two.

The RailCats conclude their seven-game homestand on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. vs. the reigning American Association Champion Winnipeg Goldeyes. Two-time All-Star Charle Rosario (6-3, 2.95) faces southpaw Zack Dodson (2-3, 6.63) in the series finale.

Sunday’s game is Bark in the Park Day, presented by Coyne Veterinary Services LTD, and also features a pre-game catch on the field. Bring a ball and glove for your chance to play catch on the field before the game.

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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