Maikol Gonzalez drew a two-out bases-loaded walk off St. Paul Saints closer Ryan Rodebaugh in the top of the ninth, boosting the Winnipeg Goldeyes to a 5-4 victory Sunday at CHS Field and tying the teams’ American Association playoff series at two victories each.
The decisive Game 5 will be at 7:05 p.m. Monday at CHS Field. Both teams will use their Game 1 starters — the Saints’ Mark Hamburger and the Goldeyes’ Mikey O’Brien — on three days’ rest.
The Saints trailed 4-1 in the fourth before tying the score with a three-run rally in the bottom of the inning that included Breland Almadova’s theft of home on a double steal.
Victor Capellan got the victory with two scoreless innings of relief.
Point guard picks U
Four-star senior point guard Isaiah Washington from St. Raymond High School in New York announced on Twitter that he has committed to the Gophers.
Washington, 6-0 and 160 pounds, made an official visit to Minnesota over the weekend. He becomes the first recruit in Gophers coach Richard Pitino’s 2017 class.
“I enjoyed the school very much,” Washington said Sunday. “I feel like it’s one big family here. I just wanted to be a part of that. My expectations are to get to the [NCAA] tournament when I get here.”
Washington’s 36-point performance in the Under Armour Elite 24 game last month against five-star point guard Trevon Duval was on national television. It turned Washington into a consensus top-100 recruit at the end of the summer.
A Bronx native, Washington has a strong relationship with Minnesota assistant coach Kimani Young, who is from New York and is a former director of his New Heights AAU program. Washington is ranked No. 62 by Rivals.com, No. 65 by Scout.com and 96th by ESPN.com.
“It’s been a great process; they’ve been there from the beginning,” Washington said about the Gophers. “They always showed me love, came to every one of my games. Even Pitino came to a majority of my games. He was there front and center.”
Olympic silver medalist Alise Post was honored Saturday with a homecoming parade in her hometown of St. Cloud. Post, who graduated from St. Cloud Tech, won the silver medal in women’s BMX cycling at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
• Former Gophers player and assistant coach Nadine Muzerall will be the next women’s hockey coach at Ohio State, the school announced. Muzerall, who owns the school record for goals with 139, replaces Jenny Potter, who was fired after the school reported several violations, mostly involving recruiting, to the NCAA during her one-year tenure at the school. She had previously played at Minnesota Duluth and for the U.S. national team.
• Marvin Jorde, a former Gophers hockey player in the second half of the 1950s who played for the U.S. national team and counted Herb Brooks among his teammates, died at age 80. Jorde also coached at Park High School, going 277-109-13 over 15 years.
• Carleton women’s golfer Alyssa Akiyama shot 5-under-par 67 — an MIAC record for low score and score in relation to par — in Sunday’s final round at the Wartburg Fall Invitational. Akiyama was medalist with a 1-over 145 for 36 holes, and the Knights’ team score of 294 was an MIAC record by three strokes.