The Lincoln Saltdogs (18-27) overcame a seven-run deficit to beat the St. Paul Saints (21-22) 15-14 in 10 innings on a sweltering Independence Day afternoon at Midway Stadium in Minnesota.
It was the Saltdogs longest game of the year, going four hours and 18 minutes on the hottest day they’ve played on so far this season. The game temp heat index was 114.
A.J. Miller hit the go-ahead solo home run to center in the top of the 10th, which proved to be the game-winning blast.Lincoln scored four runs in each the eighth and ninth innings to take their first lead since the third inning. John Alonso capped the rally in the ninth with a go-ahead two-out, two-run homer to left, before the Saints tied the game at 14-14 in the bottom of the ninth.
The clubs combined for 29 runs on 46 hits with seven errors.