LINCOLN — Despite a powerful display from Ian Gac and Jon Gaston, and a whiff-frenzy stirred up by Nick Green, unearned runs ultimately cost the Saltdogs (4-6) in a 6-4 loss as the Winnipeg Goldeyes (7-3) completed the three-game sweep in front of 2,941 fans at Haymarket Park Sunday afternoon.
Ian Gac launched monstrous solo home runs to center field and left field in each of his first two at-bats, to give Lincoln a 1-0 lead and tie the game at 2-2, respectively.
Winnipeg capitalized on two errors by Saltdogs infielders to score three unearned runs combined in the fourth and eighth innings.
Jon Gaston blasted a two-run homer to right in the bottom of the eighth inning, to make it 6-4.
Nick Green (0-1) pitched well in his 'Dogs debut, going six innings, allowing three earned on eight hits while striking out nine and walking one but took the loss.
Chris Salamida (1-2) pitched seven strong, allowing two runs to earn the win for the Goldeyes.
Gac finished the day 3-for-4 with two home runs. Kevin Howard went 2-for-4 with a double.
The Saltdogs welcome Grand Prairie AirHogs to Haymarket Park Monday evening at 5:05 p.m. for the first of a three-game series. Radio coverage begins at 4:35 p.m. on KFOR 1240.
Come enjoy Memorial Day at Haymarket Park for Grow Your Own Bat Night, sponsored by UNICO, Union Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation. Tickets are available at www.saltdogs.com.