GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2022
Contact: Ryan Zimmerman
RailCats Offense Stalls in Loss
Fargo, ND – The Gary SouthShore RailCats could not kick their bats into gear as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks capped off a 5-0 shutout win.
In the bottom of the first, the RedHawks struck for two runs, taking a lead they refused to relinquish. Their first two batters registered a double and a single, bringing home the game’s first run. A two-out double resulted in one more tally, placing Fargo-Moorhead up 2-0.
Through the next four innings, though, RailCats starter Edward Cuello stepped up and shut the RedHawks offense down. He struck out five hitters in that span and allowed just three hits as no Fargo-Moorhead baserunners made it past second base.
However, once the sixth inning arrived, the RedHawks took advantage of a defensive lapse to add to their advantage. As a runner stood on first base with two outs, a misplay in the outfield permitted a run to cross home plate, and the next batter doubled to move the RedHawks ahead 4-0.
Their very next turn at bat, another costly error resulted in the RedHawks pulling away even further. A walk and a stolen base positioned a runner on second base before another outfield error led to a run, and Fargo-Moorhead found themselves in front by five.
That was more than enough run support for the pitching staff. A pair of arms picked up the final six outs without giving up a hit, putting the final touches on a shutout victory.
The RailCats look to leave Fargo with a win when they take to Newman Outdoor Field tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. for the series finale against the RedHawks. All the action can be found on aabaseball.tv, 95.9 WEFM, and the Gary SouthShore RailCats Broadcast Network through the Mixlr app.