Late rally sends Saltdogs ahead of Goldeyes

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Winnipeg Goldeyes lost 5-2 to the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park on Saturday night.

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For a second consecutive game, the Saltdogs passed Winnipeg in the bottom of the eighth. With the Goldeyes leading 2-1, Lincoln charged the no-outs and raced through the tying run on wild ground. Matthew Goodheart scored the first home run, while Hunter Clanin provided insurance with a two-out, two-run brace.

Brandon Cunniff worked a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save.

Winnipeg took a 1-0 lead in the second on a home run from David Washington’s opposite base. Garrett Delano’s RBI brace late in the set evened the score.

Reggie Pruitt Jr. homered his third homer of the year in the top of the fifth to put the Goldeyes ahead 2-1.

Carter Hope took the victory in relief, while Tasker Strobel was charged in the loss.

Both starting pitchers dominated. Goldeyes right-hander Alex Manasa allowed just one earned run on five hits in six unruly innings. Manasa hit a season six record.

Former major league left-hander Buddy Baumann hit a Saltdogs record 15 batters while allowing two earned runs in seven innings. Baumann also took a no-decision.

The series ends Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. The match can be heard on 93.7 FM.

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