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Fargo shuts out Goldeyes
The Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team was shut out 1-0 on Thursday afternoon in Fargo by the North division-leading RedHawks in front of a crowd of 4,523 at Newman Outdoor Field.
The loss leaves Winnipeg (48-35) 6 1/2 games back of the RedHawks (55-29) for first in the North. While the Goldeyes are still mathematically in the hunt for the North division pennant, catching the RedHawks is looking increasing unlikely.
The Winnipeg club's best shot at getting into the playoffs is the wild card berth, which goes to the next best team not to win its division. The Goldeyes have a four-game lead on the Kansas City T-Bones and are five games up on the St. Paul Saints for that wild card spot.
The Goldeyes will have a chance to distance themselves a bit more in that wild-card race as they will host St. Paul for a three-game set beginning Friday at 7 p.m. at Shaw Park. Game 2 is Saturday at 6 p.m. with game 3 on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Starting pitcher Chris Salamida (4-6) took the loss Thursday as he was responsible for the winning run getting on base. An RBI double by RedHawks shortstop Zach Penprase in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Marco Rodriguez for the only run of the game.
Goldeyes Amos Ramon had three of Winnipeg's four hits.
Winnipeg's best chance to score came in the top of the eighth with one out. Ramon hit a single and moved to third on a single from Kyle Day but Mike Coles grounded into a double play to end the inning.
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