Fargo-Moorhead 7, Milwaukee 3 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks leveled the Miles Wolff Finals Series at 1-1 by taking game two on Sunday afternoon from the Milwaukee Milkmen 7-3.
The RedHawks opened the scoring in the top of the third inning when 3B Leobaldo Pina tripled home DH Drew Ward (2-for-4) and C Christian Correa and then scored when RF John Silviano (2-for-3) bounced out in the next at-bat. The Milkmen responded in the home half of the inning thanks to an RBI triple from CF Bryan Torres (3-for-5) and an RBI single from 3B Logan Trowbridge in the following at-bat.
OF Alec Olund (2-for-5) extended the RedHawks’ lead in the sixth with a single to center that plated Silviano. In the bottom of the frame, Reliever Reid Birlingmair replaced starter Davis Feldman, with two on and no outs and struck out three straight batters to maintain the lead.
In the seventh, 1B Manuel Boscan (2-for-5) doubled home Ward and Pina in the seventh to push the lead to four runs and in the next frame, Correa scored CF Evan Alexander with a single to left.
Milwaukee’s DH Keon Barnum hit a lead-off home run in the bottom of the eighth to cut the lead back down to four runs but that proved to be the final run of the game.
For the RedHawks, Feldman picked up the win for working five innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out three batters. Reliever Alex DuBord was not credited with the save but did close the door in the bottom of the ninth by sitting the Milkmen down in order and striking out the leadoff hitter.
The championship series now moves to Newman Field with games three and four set for September 20 and 21 at 6:30 p.m. Game five (if necessary) will be September 22 at 6:30 p.m.