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Photo Courtesy- Dan LeMoal (Chris Jacobs pictured above)
WINNIPEG, MB – The Sioux Falls Canaries snapped their three-game losing streak on Monday night, defeating the Winnipeg Goldeyes by the final score of 10-5 at Shaw Park.
The Birds jumped out to an early lead in the top of the 2nd inning after Cody Coffman dropped an RBI single into center field, scoring Patrick Fiala for the game’s first run. The Canaries extended their lead a batter later when Dan Motl walked with the bases loaded to make it 2-0.
The Goldeyes pieced together back-to-back singles from Alixon Suarez and Casio Grider in the bottom of the inning, and later scored their first run of the night on a Miles Nordgren wild pitch to make it a 2-1 ball game.
The Canaries responded with three runs in the third, including Ty Morrison’s solo homer to led off the inning. Aaron Gretz drove a triple into the gap in left and later scored on a Mike Falsetti RBI double to make it a 5 -1 ball game after three innings.
The Birds added two more runs in the top of the 4th and another pair of runs in the top of the 7th to jump out to a 9-3 lead. Chris Jacobs doubled off the wall in center field and later scored on a wild pitch to help extend the Birds lead in the 7th inning.
Jacobs had another big night, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored. The first year Canary is now hitting .463 with 6 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBI in 10 games this season.
Morrison finished the night going 2-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored. Every Canaries batter had at least one hit on Monday night, with seven of the nine Canaries batters posting a multi-hit game in the win.
Nordgren looked good in his second start of the season. The right-hander held the Goldeyes to three runs on nine hits, but left the game after four innings of work. Relief pitcher Andrew Woeck (1-0) earned the win after striking out three batters over two shutout innings.
Goldeyes starting pitcher Mikey O’Brian (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season after giving up seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits over 3.1 innings of work.
The Canaries continue their seven-game road-trip on Tuesday night with LHP Joe Bircher (1-1, 2.76 ERA) taking the mound against Winnipeg’s LHP Kevin McGovern (1-0, 2.63 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. in Winnipeg on Tuesday night. Fans can listen to all of the action starting at 6:45 p.m. on Sioux Falls Sports Radio, AM-1230, FM-98.1 KWSN.
The Canaries return home on Friday, June 2nd when they open up a three-game series against the Kansas City T-Bones. Be sure to stick around after the game for the first Friday Night All-Star Fireworks Spectacular, presented by the Orthopedic Institute and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital.
For more information about season tickets and corporate opportunities, call the Canaries ticket office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com.