Birds Walked off Despite Another Dominate Neil Lang Outing
Lincoln, NE – Neil Lang tossed seven scoreless innings and allowed just one hit but Lincoln struck for three runs in the ninth inning to walk-off Sioux Falls 3-2 on Friday.
Mike Hart opened the scoring in the fourth inning with an RBI double and Wyatt Ulrich led off the fifth with a triple before crossing home plate on a Jordan Barth sacrifice fly.
The Saltdogs tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly before a bases-loaded single ended the game.
Ulrich and Welington Dotel each finished with two hits to led the Canaries offensively while Lang has now tossed 14 2/3 consecutive shutout innings, surrendering just three hits during that span.
The Birds are now 11-16 and will look to even the three-game series Saturday at 6:05pm.