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Steele’s gem not enough in 2-1 to loss to Goldeyes

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A season-high 6.2 innings from Keaton Steele and a 1-0 lead after an inning of play wasn’t enough for Gary in the series opener on Monday night at U.S. Steel Yard against Winnipeg as the ‘Cats fell to the Goldeyes, 2-1. Gary has now lost back-to-back games and five of their last six, however, remain in first place in the North Division with St. Paul losing to Sioux Falls on Monday.

WINGNUTS TRADE DEADLINE ACQUISITION IS ONE HALF OF WICHITA’S WEEKLY AWARD SWEEP

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The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Wichita Wingnuts’ OF Angel Reyes (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending August 12.

BANWART SHUTS DOWN LEAGUE’S BEST OFFENSE TO BECOCME ONE HALF OF WICHITA’S WEEKLY AWARD SWEEP

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The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Wichita Wingnuts’ RHP Travis Banwart (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending August 12.

RailCats sign pair of pitchers in Coursel and Samuel

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats signed Michigan City, Ind., native Robbie Coursel and left-handed pitcher Mario Samuel before Monday’s series opener vs. the Winnipeg Goldeyes. In order to make room for Coursel and Samuel on the active roster, Gary traded outfielder Reggie Wilson to the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Cam-Am League) for a player to be named later and removed right-handed pitcher Scott Plaza from the 23-man active roster.

Chicago Fire Travel to Face Montreal Impact

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MEN IN RED TAKE ON MONTREAL IMPACT
The Chicago Fire (6-14-5, 23 points) travel to face the Montreal Impact (9-13-3, 30 points) at Stade Saputo on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN+/Univision Radio WRTO AM 1200). Coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. CT with a live pregame show on ESPN+ presented by CIBC.

BOOMERS LIMITED TO ONE HIT IN ANOTHER SHUTOUT LOSS

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The defending Frontier League champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, were limited to just one hit for a second consecutive contest, dropping a 6-0 decision at the hands of the Joliet Slammers in the rubber game on Sunday afternoon.

August 12th American Association Recap

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The August 12th American Association recap includes: Fargo-Moorhead 6, Sioux Falls 4; Winnipeg 2, Chicago 1; Lincoln 10, Texas 3; Wichita 13, Cleburne 6; St. Paul 9, Gary SouthShore 5; and Sioux City 11, Kansas City 3.

RailCats fall back into first place tie with 9-5 defeat to Saints

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Seven two-out runs, 16 hits and an 8-0 lead after five innings for St. Paul was too much for Gary to overcome on Sunday in the final regular-season game of the year between the two teams as the ‘Cats fell to the Saints, 9-5, with 8,711 in attendance at CHS Field. Sunday’s loss moves Gary back into a first-place tie with St. Paul and is the first time the RailCats have dropped back-to-back series in the second half.