Seyler Shines, But Birds Lose To Milkmen
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PHOTO: Erin Bormett / Sioux Falls Canaries
FRANKLIN, Wisc. -- Timely hits evaded the Sioux Falls Canaries on Saturday night at Routine Field. The Birds (36-55) lost 1-0 to the Milwaukee Milkmen (36-56) in the opener of a three-game series.
Canaries starter Mark Seyler threw six innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits, all singles. He walked one and struck out three in the tough-luck loss.
Neither team managed an extra-base hit in the pitchers' duel. Milkmen starter Angel Ventura threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks. He struck out seven, earning the win.
The lone Milwaukee run scored in the fifth inning. Sam Dexter started the rally with a two-out single, and came in to score on an RBI single from Derek Reddy.
The Canaries brought a man to scoring position in three different innings, but couldn't cash in.
Sioux Falls and Milwaukee resume their series at 1:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Sam Bragg will get the ball for Sioux Falls; Jake Matthys will pitch for Milwaukee. Birds fans can listen in on Sioux Falls Sports Radio 98.1 FM and AM 1230 KWSN.