Canaries Drop Series Finale With RedHawks

Posted: 7/16/2018

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By Tyler Smith

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Canaries could not keep the offense rolling, failing to tie the four-game series with Fargo-Moorhead. Starter Dylan Thompson pitched seven innings in the loss, only received one run of support in the 6-1 defeat.

The Canaries threatened early on with runners on the corners in the first inning, but a popout kept the game scoreless. Dylan Thompson was cruising through three innings, only facing 11 batters.

The fourth inning presented trouble for Sioux Falls. Fargo-Moorhead went on a two-out rally from that featured four runs on five hits.

David Bergin extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI-double in the seventh. The run cut the Sioux Falls deficit to three, Bergin left stranded at second base.

In the seventh, a great throw by Chris Grayson stopped a RedHawk from advancing to third on a single, but Fargo-Moorhead still managed to scrape across a run in the inning to reclaim their four-run lead at 5-1.

Thompson ended his day at seven innings, allowing five runs and striking out four. The start was his fourth this season of seven innings or more.  

Fargo-Moorhead got an insurance run in the ninth, ending the scoring at 6-1.


David Bergin’s hitting streak is at 13 games, five shy of the streak Blake Schmit started the season with, a team-high 18-game stretch … Jabari Henry also continued his hitting streak on Monday, now recording a hit in eight-straight games … Sioux Falls is now 5-7 in games started by Dylan Thompson … the Canaries fall to 4-13 in series finale games.


Sioux Falls continues their homestand with a game Tuesday night against Winnipeg. The three-game set will be followed by a road trip to Chicago. Birds fans can get the tickets at the Sioux Falls Stadium box office or by calling 336-6060.


W – McNutt (3-5)

L – Thompson (4-5)


Top 4th – Keury De La Cruz doubles (Leobaldo Pina scores) 1-0 Fargo; Chris Jacobs singles (Keury De La Cruz scores) 2-0 Fargo; Yhoxian Medina singles (Chris Jacobs and Tim Colwell score) 4-0 Fargo.

Bot 6th – David Bergin doubles (Jabari Henry scores) 4-1 Fargo.

Top 7th – Charlie Valerio groundout (Maikol Gonzalez scores) 5-1 Fargo.

Top 9th – Keury De La Cruz advances on an error (Brennan Metzger scores) 6-1 Fargo.