Bergin Continues Monster Stretch With Two Homers In Big Win
Simply put, David Bergin can't be stopped right now.
The Sioux Falls Canaries slugger hit two more home runs on Monday in a 10-4 win over the Gary SouthShore Railcats at the U.S. Steel Yard. Bergin now has hit five home runs in his last three games.
Jabari Henry also homered and Jeff Malm had three RBI in the Birds' win.
The Canaries fell behind early in the game, but took a 3-1 lead on a two-run double by Jeff Malm. Malm, whom the Birds signed on Sunday, recorded his first hit as a Canary with the two-bagger.
An RBI single by Gary SouthShore catcher Wilfredo Gimenez made it 3-2 Sioux Falls after four.
Bergin hit his first home run, a solo shot, in the top of the fifth. His ninth of the year made it 4-2 Canaries.
Gary SouthShore tied the game on a two-run home run by Colin Willis in the sixth inning. Willis drove in three of the Railcats' four runs.
Canaries starter Jake Esch went six innings in his outing, allowing four runs on six hits. He walked three and did not strike out a batter in the no-decision.
The Birds broke the game open in the eighth, starting with Bergin's second solo shot of the day. Bergin now has 10 home runs on the season, the most on the Canaries.
The Birds widened their lead later in the inning. Jordan Smith and Patrick Fiala both had RBI singles, and Malm hit a sacrifice fly for his third RBI of the game. The Birds led 8-4 after four.
Jabari Henry hit a two-run homer in the ninth to make it 10-4, his eighth home run of the year.
Kyle Schepel and Tyler Wolfe pitched the last two innings for Sioux Falls, locking up the win.
The Canaries and RailCats meet for game two of their series on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Canaries have not yet named a starter. Birds fans can tune in on Sioux Falls Sports Radio 98.1 FM and AM 1230 KWSN.