Rough Start Doom's Canaries On Saturday Night

Posted: 6/13/2015

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SIOUX FALLS, SD- The Sioux Falls Canaries struggled out of the gate, giving up nine runs in the first three innings, and fell to the St. Paul Saints by the final score of 9-3 on Saturday night at Sioux Falls Stadium. 

Starting pitcher Brett Gerritse (0-5, 7.89 ERA) suffered the loss for the Birds’, giving up seven runs on 10 hits over 1 1/3 innings, his shortest start of the season. 

The bullpen came in did a good job in relief for the Canaries, with Josh Ferrell posting his longest outing of the season.  The southpaw tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, while striking out a season high five batters.  Nathan Stewart and Tyler Pearson each threw a scoreless inning of work. 

Canaries catcher, Richard Stock extended his hitting streak to 15 games, after going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI’s.  Jason Repko also had a good day for the Birds’, finishing the evening 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. 

Saints starting pitcher, Robert Coe (3-0, 1.69 ERA) picked up his third win of the season, holding the Canaries to just two runs on seven hits, while striking out six batters. 

St. Paul takes a 2-1 series advantage over the Canaries heading into the final game of the series on Sunday, with RHP Shawn Blackwell (1-3, 2.73 ERA) taking the ball for the Birds’ against Saints RHP Jeff Shields (4-0, 2.88 ERA). 

Gates open at 3:00 PM on Sunday, for Family Fun-Day at the Birdcage!  The first 500 kids at the ballpark will receive a free replica baseball bat courtesy of Schoeneman’s!  It will also be Bark in the Park day at the Birdcage.  Fans are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends out to Sioux Falls stadium for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Dog tickets are just $5, with all proceeds benefitting the local animal shelters in the surrounding community. 

Get your tickets to any of the Canaries home games this season by contacting the Canaries Ticket 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 the weekender, perch packs or E-Z Game Tickets. Fans can listen to every game home and away on Sioux Falls Sports Radio KWSN AM 1230 and FM 98.1.