Bergin Stays Hot, But Canaries Falls Short in Game 2

Posted: 6/30/2015


By: Jerrett Mills

SIOUX FALLS, SD—Opposing pitchers are hesitant to throw to David Bergin for the past couple weeks at the Birdcage as the goliath-like hitter is 15-for-28 in the last two home stands. Bergin was 3-for-4 on Tuesday evening, but it wasn’t enough as Sioux Falls (17-21) fell just short to the Wichita Wingnuts (20-17) by the final of 6-4 at Sioux Fall Stadium.

Wichita answered first in game two in the top of the third with two outs when Matt Padgett laced a single to right field, followed by a three-run homer by Joash Brodin. Sioux Falls quickly answered in the bottom of the fourth when David Bergin stroked the ball high into the night sky for a two RBI double. Michael Wing shortly followed with a double of his own that scored Bergin to put the Birds’ within a run. RJ Perucki stepped up to the plate for Sioux Falls and hit a laser to left field that tied the game at four apiece. Ultimately, the Canaries scoring stopped there as Wichita went on to score a run in the top of the sixth and seventh innings.

Canaries’ starter Jeremy Strawn (2-5, 4.56 ERA) picked up his fifth loss on the season as he tossed six innings, allowing seven hits and five earned runs.

Wichita starter and former MLB pitcher Scott Richmond (1-1, 3.27 ERA) threw six innings on five hit ball and allowed three earned runs in the evening matchup.

Sioux Falls will look to take the rubber match on Wednesday evening as they send RHP Shawn Blackwell (1-5, 3.52 ERA) to the mound in search of his second win in a Canaries uniform.

The Canaries will be celebrating National Hot Dog Day at the ballpark. Fans who come out to the ballpark can enjoy $1 hot dogs all game long. Fans will also have the opportunity to sign-up and enter our first ever hot dog eating contest. The fan who eats three hot dogs the fastest will win a prize from the Canaries! Joining the fans will be a Canaries player to be named prior to the contest.

Gates will open at 6:00 PM for anyone wishing to participate in the contest or simply enjoy National Hot Dog Day.

If you think you have what it takes to be considered the next Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chesnut, you can register the day of the game at the guest gazebo, calling the ticket office at (605)-336-6060 or send an email to

Get your tickets to any Canaries home game this season by contacting the Canaries Ticket Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit No matter your schedule, the Canaries have a ticket package for you. Ask a Canaries representative about the weekender, perch packs or E-Z Game Tickets.