IT'S not usually the season for Goldeyes news, but the club popped up on Tuesday to announce two players, and the rights to a third, are headed south.
Infielder Kevin Moesquit, southpaw pitcher Edgar Osuna, and the rights to shortstop Nate Samson are headed to the Sioux City Explorers as the Goldeyes moved to wrap up their end of an Aug. 15 trade in which Explorers pitcher Jason Jarvis headed to Winnipeg for their playoff chase.
Moesquit, 22 and the cousin of Goldeyes infielder Yurendell de Caster, appeared in 44 games with the Goldeyes last season, hitting .245 with two home runs and 18 RBI. Osuna, the first Mexican-born player to suit up for the Goldeyes, spent most of the season plagued by injury, going 3-2 with a 3.19 ERA and a complete-game shutout before he finished the season on the injured list.
Samson, a talented shortstop, was signed by the Chicago Cubs organization during the season.
Bisons rule in N.D.
THE University of Manitoba men's golf team kept rolling this week with a big tournament win in North Dakota.
The Bisons swung to a victory at the 2013 Erc Kaiser Invitational in Oxbow, N.D., which wrapped up on Tuesday.
The team's three-round score of 894 bested the host North Dakota State team by six strokes.
Individually, Bisons golfer Josh Wytinck, who won three consecutive individual titles coming into this tournament, finished second with an even-par score of 216.Charlie Boyechko finished third at 217.
The rest of the Bisons included Scott Mazur, who finished ninth, Noel Ngo in 31st and Burke Wiebe at 32nd. The Bisons also fielded a second team in this tournament, which finished fifth with a combined 924 score.
With the win, the Manitoba men have now won three of their first four tournaments this season. Their next challenge will be the St. Cloud State University Husky Classic in Minnesota, which kicks of Sept. 22.