The Winnipeg Goldeyes (7-3) earned two wins over the Kansas City T-Bones at Shaw Park on Sunday afternoon 05/26/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, May 26th, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB –
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (7-3) earned two wins over the Kansas City T-Bones at Shaw Park on Sunday afternoon, completing a 3-1 victory in Saturday’s suspended game, and then winning 4-2 in the originally scheduled contest.

Box Score: Saturday Suspended Game

Box Score: Sunday Originally Scheduled Game
 
In the continuation of the nightcap from Saturday’s double header, the Goldeyes led 3-1 after six innings of a scheduled seven-inning game.  Play was suspended due to the American Association’s curfew rule, and resumed in the top of the seventh on Sunday.  Left-hander Christian Torres took over for starting pitcher Parker French, and struck out the side in order to earn his first save of the year.
 
French (1-0) picked up the win, allowing one earned run on three hits in six innings.  French walked two and struck out three.
 
Eric Stout (1-1) took the loss for the T-Bones (5-3), allowing two earned runs on two hits in four innings.  Stout walked three and struck out seven.
 
Willy Garcia hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first to put the Goldeyes on the board.  Forrest Allday blasted a solo shot in the top of the fifth, but was the only run the T-Bones pushed across.  Adrian Marin’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth provided the Goldeyes an insurance run.
 
In Sunday’s original game—which was scheduled for a regulation nine innings—Kevin McGovern passed Andrew “Ace” Walker for second place on the Goldeyes’ career strikeouts list.  McGovern (2-0) allowed one earned run on three hits in seven innings while picking up the win.  McGovern walked one and struck out 11.  His fifth strikeout was his 381st in a Goldeyes’ uniform, passing the 380 Walker collected from 2008-12.  McGovern struck out the side in order during his final inning of work.
 
“Just trying to fill up the strike zone,” said McGovern.  “Kansas City feels like a big league lineup.  Big props to (Kevin) Garcia.  That was his third game catching in two days.  It was easy to say yes to every pitch he was putting down.  We worked well together.  Going up against a really good team like that and showing we can go toe-to-toe is a big deal.  Hopefully we can take this into the Gary series.”
 
The T-Bones scratched out an unearned run in the top of the second to take a 1-0 lead, but the Goldeyes answered back with three runs in the bottom half.  Reggie Abercrombie drew a leadoff walk, stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error, and scored the tying run on a Wes Darvill sacrifice fly.  James Harris and Alex Perez followed with back-to-back walks.  Following a wild pitch, Harris scored the go-ahead run on a Marin groundout to second.  Kevin Garcia made it 3-1 with a two-out, RBI single to centre.
 
Marin walked leading off the bottom of the sixth and eventually scored Winnipeg’s fourth run on a two-out single through the right side from Josh Romanski.
 
In the top of the ninth, Carlos Franco singled home Darnell Sweeney to cut the Goldeyes’ lead to4-2 and bring the tying run to the plate.  Victor Capellan then retired Casey Gillaspie and Daniel Robertson to end the game and notch his third save of the year.  It was Capellan’s 32nd save as a Goldeye, which now ranks second on the franchise’s all-time list.
 
Marcus Crescentini worked a perfect top of the eighth in the win.
 
The Goldeyes are off Monday and then welcome the Gary SouthShore RailCats for a three-game series beginning Tuesday night.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
 
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
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GOLDEYES OPEN THE 26th SEASON WITH EXTRA-INNING WIN 05/17/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 16th, 2019

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (1-0) beat the Texas AirHogs 3-1 in 10 innings at AirHogs Stadium on Thursday night.
 
Tied at 1-1 in the top of the 10th, Wes Darvill doubled off the left field wall leading off.  Willy Garcia followed with a line drive single to right on an 0-2 count that scored Darvill with the go-ahead run.  Garcia took second on a wild pitch and advanced to third when Dominic Ficociello singled through the left side.  Reggie Abercrombie drove in Garcia on a groundball to make it 3-1.  By appearing in Thursday’s game, Abercrombie became the first player in American Association history to play in a 10th different season.
 
Christian Torres took over for Marcus Crescentini in the bottom of the 10th and recorded two outs before giving way to Victor Capellan.  Capellan struck out pinch-hitter Luan Chenchen as the tying run at the plate to earn his first save of the year.
 
The Goldeyes took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Adrian Marin lifted a sacrifice fly that scored Alex Perez.
 
The AirHogs (0-1) tied the game in the bottom of the seventh.  With two outs and no one on base, Stewart Ijames walked and scored the tying run on a Josh Prince triple to centre field.  Prince attempted to stretch the hit into an inside-the-park home run, but was cut down at the plate on a relay from Marin that ended the inning and kept the game tied.
 
Jack Charleston worked a perfect bottom of the eighth, while Crescentini pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth to strand the winning run in scoring position and send the game to extra innings.
 
Crescentini (1-0) earned the win, while AirHogs’ reliever Ryan Smith (0-1) took the loss.
 
Kevin McGovern started for the Goldeyes and took a no-decision, allowing one earned run on just two hits over seven innings.  McGovern walked two, struck out two, and recorded 17 of hits 21 outs on groundballs.
 
Zhang Tao started for the AirHogs and also took a no-decision, allowing one earned run on four hits in four innings.  Tao walked five and struck out three.
 
Josh Romanski and Kevin Garcia each had two hits for Winnipeg.
 
The Goldeyes and AirHogs play game two of their season-opening, four-game series Friday night at 7:05 p.m.  Mitchell Lambson takes on right-hander Zech Lemond.  All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
 
The Goldeyes’ 2019 home opener is scheduled for Friday, May 24th versus the Kansas City T-Bones.  2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets are on sale now.  For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
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GOLDEYES SET OPENING NIGHT ROSTER 05/14/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB –
The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced several transactions Tuesday in accordance with the American Association’s roster deadline.

Printable Winnipeg Goldeyes Roster
 
American Association clubs had until 12:00 p.m. this afternoon to trim their spring training rosters down to the regular season maximum of 23 players.
 
First baseman Correlle Prime, right-handed pitcher Kevin McAvoy, and right-handed pitcher Landon Hughes have all cleared waivers and are now free agents.
 
Left-handed pitcher Josh Norwood, who was added Monday as a non-roster invitee, has been removed from the roster as well.
 
The Goldeyes’ active roster currently stands at 23 players.  Right-handed pitcher Eric Carter will being the season on the Inactive List, and is eligible to return on June 3rd.
 
2019 Winnipeg Goldeyes Opening Night Roster
CF Reggie Abercrombie
RHP Mitchell Aker
LHP Joel Bender
RHP Brandon Bingel
RHP Victor Capellan
RHP Eric Carter (Inactive List)
RHP Jack Charleston
RHP Harrison Cooney
RHP Marcus Crescentini
3B Wes Darvill
IF/OF Dominic Ficociello
RHP Parker French
C Kevin Garcia
OF Willy Garcia
RHP Tyler Garkow
OF James Harris
UTIL Kevin Lachance
LHP Mitchell Lambson
SS Adrian Marin
LHP Kevin McGovern
2B Alex Perez
OF Josh Romanski
LHP Christian Torres
C Luis Touron
 
The Goldeyes close out their exhibition schedule tonight against the Kansas City T-Bones.  First pitch from T-Bones Stadium is at 7:05 p.m.  All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
 
The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2019 season on May 16th against the Texas AirHogs on the road.  The Goldeyes’ 2019 home opener is scheduled for Friday, May 24th versus the Kansas City T-Bones.  2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets are on sale now.  For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
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