LINCOLN–(News Release June 27)–Pitcher Carter Hope had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings, but the Lincoln Saltdogs lost 4-0 to the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park on Tuesday night.
Hope struck out a season-high four batters and the ‘Dogs (19-21) struck out 13 Goldeyes (17-24) in the game, but Winnipeg won to take the first two games of the four-game series and the road team is now a perfect 5-0 in the season set.
Winnipeg opened the scoring on a solo homer from Max Murphy in the 1st inning. Dayson Croes made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the 2nd.
Right-handed pitcher Josh Roeder allowed two runs over five innings with two walks and a season-high eight strikeouts, but of the four times Lincoln has been shut out this year, three have come in Roeder’s outings.
The Goldeyes added two more runs in the 8th inning. Najee Gaskins made it 3-0 with an RBI double and Tra Holmes added a run on a bases-loaded walk. Connor Panas extended his team-leading six-game hitting streak with a single in the 3rd inning for Lincoln. Drew Devine extended his hit streak to four with a single in the 5th.
Devin Conn worked around an error in a scoreless 9th in his Saltdogs debut.
The series continues Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and pregame coverage begins at 6:35 on KFOR FM 101.5/1240 AM.