KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks jumped out to a big lead in the first two innings and never looked back in their 9-0 win over the Monarchs at Legends Field Sunday afternoon.
RedHawks rookie starting pitcher Colten Davis threw six shutout innings allowing three hits, two walks, and struck out four.
Alec Olund led the way for Fargo going 3-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Monarchs starter Brandon Finnegan threw three innings allowing seven runs on eight hits, two walks and struck out three.
Cody Deason threw well in relief for Kansas City. Deason threw four innings with one unearned run on one hit, three walks, and struck out three.
The RedHawks started the scoring in the top of the first. Singles from Olund and Leo Piña set up an RBI double from Correlle Prime to make it 2-0. Manny Boscan later hit an RBI single that made it 3-0 RedHawks.
An RBI double from Dillon Thomas made it 4-0 Fargo in the second. A wild pitch, Piña RBI single and Scott Schreiber RBI double made it 7-0 RedHawks after two innings.
The scoring went quiet from Fargo until the eighth inning. Thomas hit another RBI single that made it 8-0 through eight.
Olund hit another RBI single in the ninth to make it the final score of 9-0 RedHawks.
Finnegan got the loss (6-5) and Davis got the win (5-0). The Monarchs fall to 49-36 but maintain a 4.5 game lead over the Sioux City Explorers in the West Division standings.
UP NEXT: The Monarchs conclude a four-game series versus the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Game four is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday. Miller Hogan will be on the mound for the Monarchs versus Fargo-Moorhead’s Kelvan Pilot.