08/04/2018 8:16 PM
RAILROADERS CLINCH SERIES VS REDHAWKS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2018
FARGO, North Dakota – Trevor Sealey posted Cleburne’s first four-hit game of 2018, and the Railroaders held on for a series-clinching 8-5 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at Newman Outdoor Field on Saturday evening.
Sealey extended his hitting streak to eight games and went 4-for-4 with a solo homer in the 8th inning and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly as part of Cleburne’s six-run 2nd inning – the highest-scoring individual inning the Railroaders have had in 2018.
Railroaders starter Josh Hodges gave up three 1st-inning runs, but battled through five innings and surrendered four runs on five hits with four walks and two strikeouts.
K.C. Huth reached twice in his return to the leadoff spot and scored two runs, while Levi Scott extended his hitting streak to seven games with a pair of RBI singles and a run scored.
Patrick Palmeiro had an RBI double, and Alex Polston went 1-for-4 with an RBI single. All nine Cleburne starters collected at least one hit, and seven of the nine scored at least one run.
Cleburne reliever Roman Gomez gave up one unearned run over three innings, and Patrick Young became the first Railroader other than Shawn Blackwell to notch a save with a scoreless 9th.
The Railroaders chased Fargo-Moorhead starter Will Solomon in the 2nd inning, having given up seven runs on eight hits with two walks and a strikeout. Reliever Reece Gregory tossed the remaining 7.2 innings, giving up a run on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
The win gives Cleburne its first road series win and first series win since June 29-July 1 over Kansas City.
The Railroaders now go for their first sweep of 2018 in the series finale tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Cleburne will throw RHP Patrick Mincey, and the RedHawks will send newly-acquired Mike Tamburino to the mound.
Cleburne returns home Friday, August 10th to begin a four-game set with the Wichita Wingnuts. All promo info and ticket info can be accessed on www.railroaderbaseball.com or by calling (817) 945-8705.