Five innings of one-run ball from Trevor Lubking and a season-high 13 hits from the Gary offense led the RailCats to a 7-5 win over the Chicago Dogs on Sunday afternoon at Impact Field. The win was Gary’s first of the year and featured eight different RailCat hitters reaching base safely.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 18, 2019) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club (4-5-4, 16 points) fell 4-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes (4-6-2, 14 points) at Avaya Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The result marked the Fire’s first defeat since April 28, snapping a three game unbeaten run in league play. Midfielder Aleksandar Katai scored for a second straight match to provide the team’s lone goal against the Earthquakes.
Colin Willis snapped the Dogs’ potential shutout and combined no-hitter with a two-out RBI single to right in the top of the ninth off Rich Mascheri, however, Gary fell to Chicago, 5-1, in the second game of the season. Down to ‘Cats final strike, Willis pulled a soft line drive just over the head of Dogs first baseman Keon Barnum, scoring Alex Crosby from third.
Andy De Jesus homered in his first at-bat of the year but nine runs in the first two innings from Chicago was too much for Gary to overcome as the ‘Cats dropped their season-opener, 12-5, with 6,511 in attendance on Friday night at Impact Field. Friday’s game lasted four hours, 16 minutes mostly in part to a 57-minute rain delay with one out in the top of the third.