Author: Ardin Masson
After a five game winning streak put together a week and a half ago the Winnipeg Goldeyes now find themselves on a four game losing skid.
Their latest defeat, suffered last night in Gary, a 3-2 10th inning shading at the hands of the SouthShore RailCats. Winnipeg went up 2-0 in the fourth inning and it stayed that way until the bottom of the eighth, where the Cats tied the game with two unearned runs.
For the second straight night Gary shortstop, Jay Pecci, was integral in conquering the Fish. After taking a walk and advancing to second from a sacrifice fly, Pecci, raced home off a single hit to centre field and beat the throw to score the winning run.
In total there were ten errors committed last night, five per side, and Winnipeg Coach, Steve Maddock, says that Gary is a defensively sound ball club, as are the Goldeyes, and for the RailCats to make that many mistakes, he feels the Fish were lucky to be able to capitalize on a couple of the miscues. However, he adds that Winnipeg can't expect to make the playoffs with that many errors on the stat sheet.
To add insult to injury Fargo defeated Edmonton last night, clenching the first half West Divison title.
The Goldeyes and RailCats hit the diamond for the final time of the series this evening in Gary.