SIOUX FALLS – The Sioux Falls Canaries rallied late in the ninth inning but ultimately fell short to the Houston Apollos 10-7 Wednesday at The Birdcage.
RHP Charlie Hasty (2-3) received a no-decision on the mound for the Canaries as the starter. Hasty went four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and five walks while striking out three Apollos.
After RHP Jake Voss started the game for the Apollos, RHP Alex Merithew (3-7) picked up the win. Voss left the game with an apparent injury in the second and Merithew went three and two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out five.
Angelo Altavilla led the way for the Canaries on offense with two doubles and a single. His second double brought in two runs in the ninth inning.
The Houston Apollos will start RHP Matt Sanchez (0-0, 2.46 ERA) in the series finale. The starting pitcher for the Canaries will be the Olympian RHP Joey Wagman (0-1, 9.00 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05 PM at The Birdcage.
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A live broadcast of all the home games will be available via Fox Sports 98.1 FM and American Association Baseball TV.
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