FARGO, ND – The Lincoln Saltdogs launched three two-run home runs in three straight innings to dispatch of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 9-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Tyler Herron earned the win for the Saltdogs (5-5) while beating his former team.  The righty notched his second quality start by allowing just three runs over 6.2 innings.  Trey McNutt earned the loss for the RedHawks (5-4).

Fargo set the tone in the first couple innings.  Tommy Mendonca picked up an RBI single in the first inning while Devan Ahart came through with a sacrifice fly in the second inning to make it 2-0.  Then, Chad Hinshaw threw out Maikol Gonzalez at the plate to end the inning and keep it a two-run game.

The Saltdogs’ offense got going next.  Brant Whiting kept the third inning going with a two-out single to bring up Angel Reyes.  The righty launched a two-run homer to tie the game.

Brandon Jacobs continued the pattern in the fourth inning.  He belted another two-run homer, his second long ball of the season, to give Lincoln the two-run lead.

Whiting reached on a walk in the fifth inning to bring up Reyes again.  The slugger pounded his second homer of the game to stretch the lead to 6-2.  Reyes leads the league with five home runs and 15 RBIs.

The two teams traded runs in the seventh inning to make it 7-3.  The Saltdogs put the finishing touches on in the top of the ninth.  Whiting recorded another single and Reyes reached on an error.  Then Curt Smith knocked them in with a single to bring the lead to 9-3.  The RedHawks score a run on a hit and an error to bring it to the 9-4 final score.

The Saltdogs head further north to take on the Winnipeg Goldeyes next. First pitch on Monday is at 7:00 PM with coverage beginning at 6:30 PM on ESPN 101.5 FM 1480 AM and saltdogs.com.

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