Miguel Pena Tosses Complete Game In 3-0 Loss
By: J.J. Hartigan
WINNIPEG, MB—The Sioux Falls Canaries continued their three-game series against the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Wednesday night at Shaw Park. Starting pitcher Miguel Pena tossed a complete game, but the lost the game by the final score of 3-0.
The Lefty gave up just one hit over his first two innings of work, but ran into trouble in the bottom of the third inning after Ryan Babineau reached base with a leadoff single. Adam Heisler drove in the first run of the night with a two-out single to center fielder, and later scored a run on a Reggie Abercrombie two-run home run to make it 3-0.
Pena settled down after the rocky third inning, allowing just two more Goldeyes batters to reach base the rest of the night.
Pena (6-6, 3.15 ERA) allowed three runs on six hits over eight innings in the loss. It was the second complete game of the season for Pena, both coming against the Goldeyes.
Goldeyes starting pitcher Edwin Carl (2-0, 2.49 ERA) earned his second victory of the season in just his third start of the season with Winnipeg. The right-hander recorded nine strikeouts on the night, hold the Canaries offense to just three hits in the complete game, shutout victory.
The Goldeyes pitching staff have now help the Canaries offense scoreless over their last 17 inning, the longest streak of the season.
The series wraps up with a day game on Thursday afternoon. RHP Stephen Bougher (3-4, 4.38 ERA) makes his 12th start of the season for the Birds with first pitch scheduled for 12:05 PM.
The Canaries open up a weekend series against the Gary-Southshore RailCats on Friday, August 14th. Catch the action on the field at 7:05 PM, and be sure to stick around after the game for the final Friday night All-Star Fireworks Display of the 2015 season presented by Orthopedic Institute and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital.
Fans can catch all the action home and away on AM-1230, FM-98.1, Sioux Falls Sports Radio KWSN. Pre-game coverage will begin at 3:45 PM as the “Voice of the Canaries” JJ Hartigan will bring all the latest news related to Canaries baseball.
Tickets for the final half of the season are still available and can be purchased through the Canaries Box Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com. No matter your schedule, the Canaries have a ticket package for you. Ask a Canaries representative about partial plan or E-Z Game Tickets.