06/27/2018 6:36 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2018
GARY, Ind. — Alex Crosby came through when it mattered most in the resumption of game two of the May 31st doubleheader with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th on Wednesday, lifting Gary to a 6-5 win over the Chicago Dogs. Game two of the May 31st doubleheader was suspended at the end of the 10th inning with the score tied at 5-5 due to league curfew.
After Reggie Wilson and Christoph Bono struck out to begin the bottom of the 14th, Cole Fabio gave Gary a small glimpse of hope with a two-out walk. Fabio then swiped his team-leading seventh stolen base to move into scoring position before Crosby delivered the 3-2 pitch up the middle off the glove of Chicago second baseman Matt Telesco, scoring Fabio from second for the walk-off win.
Brendan Jenkins (1-0) recorded his first professional win with two scoreless innings of relief. The rookie right-hander retired five of the six batters he faced, two via strikeouts, in his third pro appearance.
Gary (20-16) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game two after having five straight baserunners reach with one out in the first. D.K. Carey put the RailCats in front by three with a bases-clearing double to right-center before Andy Paz increased the lead to four with an RBI single to right.
Jared Carkuff (1-1) was charged with the loss after allowing the game-winning run in the bottom of the 14th. In 0.2 innings pitched, Carkuff allowed one run on a walk and a single.
The RailCats and Dogs play their originally Wednesday contest at 7:10 p.m. Yasutomo Kubo (0-0, 0.00) is expected to sign his first U.S. Professional Baseball contract with Gary before Wednesday’s 7:10 game and make his American Association debut against Chicago LHP Scott Barnes (0-0, 3.98).
Wednesday’s game is at 7:10 p.m. and is another “Office Wednesday”, Pretzel Night, NorthShore Health Centers Wednesday and Wine Wednesday. Fans can sign up for the “Office Wednesdays” Jersey Auction during the game and can also purchase $2.50 Bavarian Pretzels and $4 Barefoot Wine and Barefoot Refresh Spritzers.
Jared Shlensky and Brennan Mense bring you all 100 RailCats game this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Ticket packages for the 2018 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402