ABERCROMBIE TIES FRANCHISE HOME RUN RECORD IN COMEBACK WIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB –
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (53-42) beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats 3-2 at Shaw Park on Wednesday night.

Box Score

Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Goldeyes took the lead on a two-out, three-run home run from Reggie Abercrombie.  It was Abercrombie’s 90th home run in a Goldeyes’ uniform, which ties Josh Mazzola for the franchise record.  Rey Pastrana started the rally with a one-out single to centre, and the Goldeyes put the tying run on base when Tyler Marincov reached on a dropped flyball by left fielder Abel Arocho.

Mitchell Aker and Cameron McVey combined for a scoreless top of the ninth with McVey stranding the tying and go-ahead runs on base to earn his second save of the season.

The RailCats took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Daniel de la Calle tripled to right with one out and came home on Daniel Gardner’s groundball to second.

Colin Willis hit a two-out, popfly double to left in the top of the fifth that scored Marcus Mooney from first to make it 2-0.

Justin Kamplain (2-1) picked up the win in relief for the Goldeyes with a scoreless top of the eighth.

RailCats’ starter Justin Sinibaldi (5-7) took the loss, allowing three unearned runs on five hits over seven and one-third innings.  Sinibaldi walked one and struck out four.

Goldeyes’ starter Parker French took a no-decision, allowing two earned runs on four hits over seven.  French walked five and struck out two.

Marincov’s 14-game hitting streak came to an end.

Game three of the three-game series is Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.  Kevin McGovern (11-7, 4.11) faces right-hander Nile Ball (2-2, 4.21).  Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.

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