Canaries fly high against explorers

Canaries fly high against explorers

Canaries fly high against explorers

    Sioux City Explorers

June 22, 2024 – American Association (AA)
Sioux City Explorers Press Release

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Sioux Falls Canaries (22-14) won the second game of the Siouxland series against the Sioux City Explorers (16-22) on Saturday night, taking the game 8-2. The teams were tied at three, but the Canaries scored six between the fourth and fifth, taking them all the way for the win.

The Canaries started the scoring in the top of the first when Sioux Falls’ Jordan Barth hit an RBI double off Sioux City starter John Sheaks (1-5), sending Wyatt Ulrich home and giving the Birds the lead with 1-0. Sioux Falls’ Barth later came home on a Hunter Clanin RBI single, doubling the lead to 2-0.

The X’s worked a run back in the bottom of the first thanks to a Daniel Montano sac fly off Sioux Falls starter Tanner Brown (4-2), scoring Nick Shumpert and cutting the Canaries’ lead to 2-1 .

In the bottom of the third, the X’s tied it when Sioux City’s Montano picked up another RBI, this time on a single to center, plated Shumpert and knotted the 2- 2.

The Canaries quickly broke the tie in the top of the fourth as Sioux Falls’ Liam Spence got an RBI single from Sioux City’s Sheaks, scoring Kendall Foster to make it 3-2 .

With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fifth, Sioux Falls’ Foster worked a walk from Sioux City’s Sheaks to drive home Josh Rehwaldt and extend the Canaries’ lead to 4-2. The next plate appearance, Sioux Falls’ Scott Combs ripped a two-RBI single to center field, scoring Mike Hart and Clanin and doubling the lead to 6-2. Sioux Falls’ Spence followed suit with an RBI single of his own, sending Foster home and making it 7-2. The lead grew to 8-2 in the next at-bat as Sioux Falls’ Ulrich doubled off Sheaks, sending Combs in before the inning ended.

From there, pitching dominated for both teams, with Sioux Falls’ Brown totaling six innings of two-run baseball before turning it over to Brady Stover and Dylan Chalmers, who combined for three scoreless innings. Sioux City’s Jaren Jackson relieved Sheaks after the fifth, and he shut down the Canaries’ lineup, retiring all 12 batters he faced while collecting five strikeouts, albeit with no run support, the X’s they could not return.


The Explorers will wrap up the series with the Canaries in the final game of the three-game series on Sunday afternoon, June 23 at 4:05 p.m. For more information or media inquiries, please feel free to contact 817-739-3693. Season tickets can be purchased online as, in person at the Lewis and Clark Park Box Office or by calling 712-277-WINS.


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