Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks designated hitter Ryan Delgado is among the American Association leaders in home runs.
The right-handed swinging Delgado had five home runs heading into Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Newman Outdoor Field. That tied him for third in the league in that category. Sioux Falls slugger Cristian Guerrero held the league lead with seven home runs over his first 19 games.
The 24-year-old Delgado has been solid at Newman Outdoor Field. Through his first nine home games, Delgado is batting .364 with four home runs and 12 RBIs.
While Delgado has flourished at Newman, the RedHawks have struggled at home with a 3-8 record through 11 games.
“We need to put some better at-bats together early,” Delgado said. “It seems we’ve been behind and trying to catch up and put a late rally together. … I think once we get some runs on the board early it will roll over and we’ll get some wins out of it.”
Delgado batted third for the RedHawks on Saturday. Entering the game, he was hitting .261 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in 17 games. He ranked second on the team in RBIs. Center fielder Nic Jackson held the team lead with 20 RBIs in 21 games.