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Eric Peterson, Published July 19 2010

Northern League: RedHawks bomb the Goldeyes 16-1

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks offense quickly sapped the suspense out of Sunday’s game at Newman Outdoor Field.

The RedHawks scored 10 runs in the first three innings en route to a 16-1 victory against the Winnipeg Goldeyes before a sellout crowd of 4,550 fans.

It was quite the show. The RedHawks ended the afternoon with season highs for hits (21) and runs in a game.

“We waited a long time for this type of game,” RedHawks manager Doug Simunic said. “We haven’t played one of these in quite a while … our games have been pretty close. Scoring runs in bunches has been a little bit of a struggle for us. Today, we were able to do it against I guess one of their top guys.”

The RedHawks (31-18) hit for the team cycle that included two doubles, one triple and two home runs to go along with 16 singles.

F-M has won eight of its last 10 games. Sunday’s triumph gave the RedHawks a 2-1 series victory against the rival Goldeyes.

“Playing against Winnipeg, we always want to do the damage that we can,” said RedHawks shortstop Zach Penprase, who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs. “I think we came out swinging today and they all fell in for 21 hits.”

The RedHawks’ previous season-high for runs in game was 14, a total they scored in a 14-6 home victory against Gary SouthShore on June 27.

Sunday’s run production proved to be excessive as RedHawks starter Scott Fogelson pitched seven solid innings. The left-hander allowed one earned run on three hits, striking out five and walking two. Fogelson threw 114 pitches, including 70 strikes.

Simunic was pleased Fogelson was able to pitch deep into the game, even though the RedHawks had built the big lead.

“The biggest thing for me with (Fogelson) doing that is we pushed him to the seventh inning,” Simunic said. “Playoff time we are going to push him to the seventh inning if he’s pitching like that. So it’s important he knows where the seventh inning is and how many pitches he’s got to use.”

The RedHawks scored at least one run in each of the first six innings, including four spots in the second and third innings.

Penprase sparked the four-run second inning with a two-run triple. RedHawks first baseman Jesse Hoorelbeke hit a solo home run that highlighted the four-run third inning. Hoorelbeke leads the Northern League with 18 home runs.

“You can’t say enough about the offense today,” Penprase said. “If we can get that every time, it would be awesome. Fogelson, we always know he’s going to go out there and give us some innings.”

NOTES: RedHawks left fielder Cory Patton was out of the lineup Sunday after injuring his hamstring in Saturday’s game against the Goldeyes. … The RedHawks start a four-game series against Gary SouthShore at 7:02 tonight at Newman Outdoor Field. Right-hander Matt Mossey (3-1, 2.82 ERA) is scheduled to start for F-M. … Sunday’s announced crowd of 4,550 fans was the RedHawks’ fourth sellout this season. … The RedHawks have a 5-2 record on Sundays this season.

WINNIPEG REDHAWKS

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Egglstn cf 3 0 0 0 Coles rf 5 3 3 0

Kendll 2b 4 0 1 1 Penprase 4 3 3 2

Long ss 4 0 1 0 Jackson cf 5 2 2 2

Diaz 1b 3 0 0 0 Hrlbeke 1b 5 2 3 2

West 1b rf 4 0 0 0 Cmpbll 3b 2 1 1 2

Justice lf 3 0 1 0 Krause 3b 2 0 1 1

Hrrison 3b 2 0 0 0 Rick dh 6 0 3 2

Brown lf 2 1 1 0 Cota 2b 6 1 2 0

Allen 1b c 2 0 0 0 Cox lf 6 1 1 0

Wllce c rf 4 0 0 0 Zmmrmn c 3 3 2 1

Totals 31 1 4 1 Totals 44 16 21 12

Winnipeg 001 000 000–1 4 3

RedHawks 244 123 000–16 21 1

E–Campbell (9). Long (14), Harrison (7), Wallace (15). 2b–Rick (8), Zimmerman (3). 3b–Penprase (1). HR–Hoorelbeke (18), Campbell (9).

WINNIPEG

IP H R ER BB SO

Slmdia, L, 6-4 2 7 9 9 6 3

Bass 3 11 7 6 1 2

Forshee 2 2 0 0 1 0

West 1 1 0 0 1 0

REDHAWKS

IP H R ER BB SO

Fglson, W, 5-2 7 3 1 1 2 5

Hauer 2 1 0 0 3 1

Time–3:21. A–4,550


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