Author: Ardin Masson
In Northern League baseball last night Winnipeg needed extra innings but kept their win streak alive.
Matt Mann's bases-loaded suicide squeeze with one out in the twelfth scored Max Poulin to defeat the Edmonton Cracker Cats for the third straight game, 3-2, pushing their win streak to 4. Howard Pence, got the win on the mound improving his record to 6-4.
In addition to his extra inning heroics, Mann also scored in the first while Fehlandt Lentini accounted for the other Goldeye run in the fourth.
The victory leaves the Fish just 2 1/2 games out of first place in the West Division, trailing the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks, who lost last night to Joliet 9-4.
Winnipeg Coach, Steve Maddock, says in the past the Goldeyes haven't been able to capitalize when the Red Hawks would lose to make some ground on the division leaders, but last night was a different story. He notes that his dugout was fully aware that Fargo had lost their match up with the Jackhammers, and they didn't get discouraged about not generating any offence versus the Cats, rather they stayed positive continued to battle and it paid off in the end.
Winnipeg and Edmonton square off for the fourth and final time of this series tonight beginning at 6:00 o'clock.