Crosby Walks Off ‘Cats
GARY, Ind. — Alex Crosby came through when it mattered most in the resumption of game two of the May 31st doubleheader with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th on Wednesday, lifting Gary to a 6-5 win over the Chicago Dogs. Game two of the May 31st doubleheader was suspended at the end of the 10th inning with the score tied at 5-5 due to league curfew.
After Reggie Wilson and Christoph Bono struck out to begin the bottom of the 14th, Cole Fabio gave Gary a small glimpse of hope with a two-out walk. Fabio then swiped his team-leading seventh stolen base to move into scoring position before Crosby delivered the 3-2 pitch up the middle off the glove of Chicago second baseman Matt Telesco, scoring Fabio from second for the walk-off win.
Brendan Jenkins (1-0) recorded his first professional win with two scoreless innings of relief. The rookie right-hander retired five of the six batters he faced, two via strikeouts, in his third pro appearance.
Gary (20-16) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game two after having five straight baserunners reach with one out in the first. D.K. Carey put the RailCats in front by three with a bases-clearing double to right-center before Andy Paz increased the lead to four with an RBI single to right.
Chicago (10-26) cut the Gary lead in half with two runs in the second. Telesco got the Dogs on the board with an RBI double to right-center before Ryan Gyrion brought home Michael Baca from third with an RBI groundout to second.
The Dogs tied the game at 4-4 with two more runs in the fourth. Telesco delivered his second RBI with an RBI double to right-center before Gyrion followed with his second RBI on an RBI single to center.
Gary regained the lead with a run in the fifth. Fabio drew a leadoff walk before a single from Crosby to right gave the ‘Cats runners on the corners. Two batters later, Mitch Glasser laid down an RBI bunt single up the first base line, scoring Fabio.
Chicago forced extras with another run in the seventh. Jonathan Maroney reached on a one-out single to center before Christian Arroyo followed with an RBI triple to right, plating Maroney all the way from first. The two teams failed to score in the next three innings, resulting in the game being suspended due to league curfew.
Jared Carkuff (1-1) was charged with the loss after allowing the game-winning run in the bottom of the 14th. In 0.2 innings pitched, Carkuff allowed one run on a walk and a single.