BIRDS RALLY TO VICTORY EXTRA INNING THRILLER
Cleburne, TX – The Sioux Falls Canaries rebounded from a heartbreaking loss the night before to come from behind and top Cleburne 8-6 in ten innings on Saturday.
Cleburne built a 3-0 lead after two innings but Gavin LaValley tied the game with a three-run homerun in the third. Wyatt Ulrich put Sioux Falls ahead 5-3 with a two-run double an inning later but the Railroaders scored twice in the fifth to even the score.
The tie remained unbroken until the eighth inning when Cleburne took a 6-5 lead with a two-out double. But Ulrich’s fourth hit of the contest was a solo homerun with one out in the ninth and Matt Dunaway struck out the side in the home half to force extra innings.
Aaron Takacs smacked a one-out RBI double in the top of the tenth to put the Birds back on top and Shamoy Christopher drove in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly. The Railroaders put two runners on base with one out in the home half but a double play groundball ended the game.
Ulrich finished 4-6 with three RBI while LaValley and Takacs each finished with two hits. Sioux Falls is now 16-29 and will seek a third consecutive series victory Sunday night at 6:00pm.