Fargo, ND- The Sioux City Explorers and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks were forced to put the game on-hold with the score tied at 3-3 after 16 innings of play, due to the (12:00 midnight) curfew.
Fargo-Moorhead recorded the first two runs in the bottom of the first. An RBI single by Josh Mazzola and a fielder’s choice gave the RedHawks the early 2-0 lead.
The score would remain 2-0 until the top of the eighth inning. X’s first baseman Matt Koch cranked a solo-shot to put Sioux City on the board and cut the lead to only one run.
In the ninth, Explorers tied the game at 2-2. Tommy Mendonca worked up a lead-off walk, advanced to second on a Jarek Cunningham base-hit, and scored on an error by the catcher.
X’s reliever Rob Wort pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth, forcing extra innings with the score tied at 2-2.
The score would stay tied at 2-2 through fifteen innings of play. In the sixteenth, Matt Koch reached base-on-balls and scored from first base on an RBI single by X’s centerfielder Matty Johnson to take the crucial 3-2 lead.
Fargo-Moorhead tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixteenth. Due to (12:00 midnight) curfew the Sioux City Explorers and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks will resume Tuesday’s game at 6:00 on Wednesday.
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