Friday June 22 5:16 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Sports

AIRHOGS WRAP WICHITA SET, HEAD NORTH ON LONG ROAD SWING

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Dillon Thomas went deep, and Li Ning reached base four times, but the Texas AirHogs dropped the finale of the three-game set vs. Wichita 3-1 Sunday afternoon at AirHogs Stadium.

FLORENCE SCORES DECISION IN RUBBER MATCH

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FLORENCE, KY — The defending Frontier League champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, dropped a 6-1 decision to the Florence Freedom in the rubber game on Father’s Day.

RailCats swept by Explorers in 8-1 loss

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Six runs in the first two innings and a one-run, complete game performance from Sioux City’s Luis Mateo was too much for Gary on Father’s Day at U.S. Steel Yard as the RailCats were swept by the Explorers after losing 8-1 in the series finale. Gary was outscored 19-3, went 1-for-27 with runners in scoring position and never led in the three-game series.

AIRHOGS STYMIED BY WINGNUTS STARTER IN GAME 2 DEFEAT

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Luan Chenchen and Stewart Ijames each finished with two hits, but the Texas AirHogs lost the second of a three-game set vs. Wichita 7-2 Saturday evening.

June 16th American Association Recap

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The June 16th American Association includes: Winnipeg 9, Sioux Falls 7 (10 Innings); Lincoln 3, Cleburne 2; Fargo-Moorhead 5, Kansas City 4; Chicago 7, St. Paul 6; Wichita 7, Texas 2; and Sioux City 5, Gary SouthShore 1.

BOOMERS HOLD OFF FLORENCE

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FLORENCE, KY — The defending Frontier League champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, scored a season high 10 runs in holding off the Florence Freedom to tally a 10-8 win in the middle game of a series on the road Saturday night.

RailCats offense stymied for second straight night in 5-1 loss to Explorers

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Six hits from the Gary offense and five runs in the first three innings from Sioux City was too much to overcome as the RailCats fell to the Explorers, 5-1, on Saturday night. The Gary offense has now struck out 25 times and are 1-for-24 with runners in scoring position through the first two games of the series following Saturday’s defeat.

RailCats sign RHP Brendan Jenkins to first Pro Contract

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats signed RHP Brendan Jenkins to his first professional baseball contract on Saturday and is active for tonight’s game vs. Sioux City.