Brandon Jones and Pat Trettel sparked a six-run eighth inning to lead the Lincoln Saltdogs to a 9-7 win over the St. Paul Saints 9-7 in front of 3,568 fans at Midway Stadium Monday night.
Trettel ripped a two-run triple to center field to tie the game, 5-5. Four batters later Jones launched a three-run homer giving Lincoln a 9-5 lead.
Nick Schreiber (3-0) pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit in relief to earn the win. Former N.L. All-Star and saves leader Chad Cordero (0-1) allowed four runs on three hits in 2/3 of an inning to suffer the loss.
Trettel finished the night 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI. Curt Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and RBI.