Matt Cusick brought home the winning run to give the Winnipeg (6-2) the lead in the seventh inning, as the Winnipeg hung on to beat the El Paso (1-8) 7-6 on Friday.Chris Roberson singled to start the seventh. He then went from second to third. Finally, Cusick came to the plate with the Winnipeg trailing by one in the seventh inning, and singled, bringing home Roberson.
The Winnipeg were led by Cusick's hitting. Cusick went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He doubled in the sixth inning and singled in the seventh inning.
The Winnipeg were led by Roberson's hitting. Roberson went 4-5, drove in one and scored three runs. He singled in the first, fifth, seventh, and ninth innings.
The El Paso were led by Palmer Karr Jr.'s hitting. Karr Jr. went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Kaohi Downing improved to 3-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Winnipeg . He struck out two, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Reyes Dorado couldn't get it done on the hill for the El Paso , taking a loss. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.
In the top of the first, the Winnipeg grabbed the early lead, 1-0. The Winnipeg 's rally started when Roberson singled.
It didn't take long for the El Paso to answer as they scored one run of their own in the first. The El Paso scored on an RBI single by Patrick Arlis.
The Winnipeg got one-run rallies in the fifth inning and the ninth. In the fifth, the Winnipeg scored on an RBI single by Roberson, plating Josh Mazzola.
The El Paso scored two runs of their own in the fifth. The El Paso scored on an RBI double by Karr Jr. and an RBI double by Jonathan Cisneros.
The Winnipeg pushed across two runs in both the sixth inning and the seventh. In the sixth, the Winnipeg scored on a sacrifice fly by Mazzola, scoring Yurendell de Caster.
The Winnipeg never surrendered the lead after the seventh inning, scoring two runs on a groundout by Jon Weber and an RBI single by Cusick.