The Sioux City Explorers fell to the Railcats in a pitching duel with Jeff Marquez only allowing one run in eight innings, but wound up falling to Gary SouthShore 1-0 at U.S. Steel Yard.
The Railcats scored the only run of the ball game in the second. Gary right-fielder Drew Martinez reached base on a one out hit by pitch and later scored off an RBI double by Railcats designated hitter Alex Crosby. Final score: Railcats 1, Explorers 0.
Starting pitcher for Sioux City Jeff Marquez (4-5), pitched a great ball game but was charged with his fifth loss of the season allowing only one run, on eight hits, one walk with five strikeouts in eight innings pitched. Right-hander Charle Rosario (7-3) received the win for the Railcats going eight innings without a run allowed, four hits, one walk, along with four strikeouts. Andy Loomis (s-11) got the save on the night going 1-2-3 with a strikeout to end it.
Sioux City will play game three of their four game series with Gary, tomorrow at 7:10. For 2015 ticket information at Lewis and Clark Park, call (712) 277-WINS or visit the X’s website at www.xsbaseball.com