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Cleburne, TX – The Sioux Falls Canaries won in their second extra inning game in as many days on Sunday as the Birds rallied past Cleburne 9-6 in ten innings.


Trey Michalczewski singled home Wyatt Ulrich in the top of the first inning to get Sioux Falls on the board. The lead held until the bottom of the fourth when the Railroaders struck for three runs on a two-run homerun and an RBI double. Gavin LaValley scored on a passed ball in the fifth but Cleburne smacked solo homeruns in each of the next two innings to go ahead 5-2 after six.


But Sioux Falls exploded for seven unanswered runs over the next four innings and didn’t look back. Zane Gurwitz ripped an RBI double in the top of the seventh and Jabari Henry tied the game with a two-out, two-run homerun in the eighth.


The tie held until the first pitch of the tenth inning when Shamoy Christopher doubled down the right field line to score Kona Quiggle. Following a pair of flyouts, Cleburne intentionally walked Henry before Michalczewski clobbered a three-run homerun to extend the Sioux Falls lead to four. The Railraoders scratched across a run in the home half but it was too little, too late as the Birds earned a third consecutive series victory.


Henry and Aaron Takacs each finished with two hits and Michalczewski collected four RBI as the Birds have now won seven of their last ten games overall. The Canaries improve to 17-29 and will close the first half of the season with a six-game homestand beginning Tuesday night at 7:05pm against Sioux City.