RedHawks outlast Milkmen thanks to Comstock home run

FARGO, N.D. (RedHawks) -- The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks took game one from the Milwaukee Milkmen in the first of a three-game series by a score of 6-5 thanks to a two-run home run from Daniel Comstock in the seventh inning.

In front of a crowd of 3,731 fans, the RedHawks got the scoring started early with a Devan Ahart single that drove in Brennan Metzger and gave the RedHawks a 1-0 lead. But Milwaukee answered back in the top of the second as Nolan Earley hit a solo home run for the Milkmen to tie the game.

The RedHawks took the lead back with three-runs in the bottom of the second inning, thanks to a pair of sacrifice flies from Yhoxian Medina and Brennan Metzger and an RBI single from Daniel Comstock.

The lead changed yet again as Milwaukee was able to load the bases with no outs in the third inning and Manuel Boscan put the Milkmen back on top by a score of 5-4 with a grand slam. After the third inning, RedHawks starting pitcher MIchael Tamburino did not allow any more runs in the rest of his five innings of work.

Neither team was able to score another run until Daniel Comstock put the RedHawks back on top with a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Comstock finished the day 2-4 with 3 RBI and two runs scored.

The RedHawks bullpen was also impressive in the victory as three pitchers ended up tossing four innings of scoreless baseball. Reliever Michael Hope pitched two innings out of the bullpen, only allowing one hit and picking up his second win of the season. Geoff Broussard came in to pitch in the ninth inning and retired the side for his 13th save this year.

The RedHawks (31-16) still hold a half game lead over the St. Paul Saints for first place in the North Division and will continue their series against the Milwaukee Milkmen (19-27) tomorrow at 6:00 PM at Newman Outdoor Field.