LINCOLN — Lindsey Caughel was terrific on the hill, and Christian Ibarra slugged two home runs as the Saltdogs (6-3) split a pair of decisions with the Winnipeg Goldeyes (5-4) in front of 5,518 fans at Haymarket Park Saturday night.
Caughel (1-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings in the resumed game from Friday night, allowing two runs on five hits while fanning seven and walking zero to earn the win in a 5-2 Saltdogs victory.
After the ‘Dogs allowed a run in the third – of the continued series opener that was suspended due to rain Friday night after two-plus innings – they responded with a quick two in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead.
Jon Smith launched a homer in the fourth and Ibarra went deep in the eighth.
Brad Orosey recorded the final out of the opener to earn his first save.
In the seven-inning nightcap, Winnipeg exploded for five runs in the sixth – four earned – to pull away in a 10-2 rout.
Luis Alen went 2-for-2 with a home run and a double against his former club. Ibarra tomahawked a homer to left in the fifth, his second of the evening and fourth of the year.
The rubber game is set for 2:05 p.m. with RHP Shairon Martis (2-0, 1.50) scheduled to square off against LHP Kyle Anderson (1-0, 1.42). Radio coverage begins at 1:35 p.m. on KFOR FM 103.3/1240 AM.
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