The Lincoln Saltdogs (9-9) overcame a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth and a three-run deficit in the 10th inning to come back and beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes (11-5) 11-10 on a walk-off wild pitch at Haymarket Park Monday night.
A.J. Miller hit a two-run double to make the score 10-9 in the bottom of the 10th. Two batters later, Lincoln had the bases loaded with one out before Alan Rick drew an RBI walk to tie the game at 10-10. The Saltdogs won the game on the next batter when Barrett Phillips threw a wild pitch, allowing Brad Payne to score from third.
Payne entered the game as a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth and scored the tying run on a sacrifice bunt. The Saltdogs utility man then stayed in to play left, before coming in to pitch due to an injury-ridden pitching staff. Payne (1-0) pitched 2/3 of an inning to earn the win, and also scored the game’s tying and winning runs.