WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Christian Ibarra extended his hitting streak to 12 game with a two-run homer and a single, but the ‘Dogs couldn’t overcome a six-run 4th inning in an 11-6 loss to the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Shaw Park on Wednesday night.
Ibarra’s two-run homer – his 11th of the year – tied the game at two in the 3rd inning. Ibarra’s 12-game hitting streak is now the longest for any ‘Dog this year, passing two 11-game streaks from Curt Smith earlier in the year.
Spencer Herrmann allowed 10 runs on 15 hits over four innings. Winnipeg scored runs in each of the first four innings, including a six-run 4th in which 10 Fish came to the plate.
Josh Mazzola hit his first homer as a Saltdog — a three-run homer to make it 10-5 in the 6th inning. Mazzola is the all-time home run leader in Winnipeg Goldeyes franchise history and played five seasons at Shaw Park.
Austin Pettibone tossed a scoreless 5th inning and now has five consecutive scoreless appearances with seven consecutive scoreless innings.
Martire Garcia went allowed just one hit with three strikeouts over 1.2 innings, while Reese Gregory allowed only his second run of the year – a two-out solo homer from Tyler Hill in the 7th.
Forrestt Allday had a single and a double and now owns a seven-game hitting streak with a 23-game on-base streak. Mazzola’s streak is now a season-long eight games, Randolph Oduber went 2-for-4 and now has a seven-game hitting streak, and the ‘Dogs have now scored 85 runs over their last 11 games.
The series finale is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, and pregame coverage will begin at 10:30 on ESPN Lincoln 101.5 FM/1480 AM.
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