After three innings the Saltdogs trailed St. Joe 1-0 thanks to a St. Joe 1B Dustin Yount homerun. But Lincoln picked up nine runs in the middle three innings to take a commanding 9-2 lead. In the sixth, Saltdogs 1B Brett Cooley matched Yount with his third homerun of the season. Cooley went 2-for-5 on the night with two RBI. Lincoln starting pitcher Josh Kauten brought his record to 2-0 with a seven-inning four-hit performance in which he allowed two runs and struck out an impressive seven Blacksnakes batters. On the evening nine out of ten Saltdogs reached first base with hits.