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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.


Sioux City took the lead in the top of the seventeenth inning. Nate Samson singled and advanced to second on an error by the left fielder, moved to third on a fly-out to left, and scored on a Tim Colwell RBI single to take the 4-3 lead.

In the bottom of the seventeenth, Fargo-Moorhead chalked up two runs to get the 5-4 victory over the Explorers in seventeen innings. Ryan Wagner scored the tying run on a fielder’s choice. RedHawks third baseman Josh Mazzola knocked in the winning run at third base on a walk-off RBI single.

Explorers left-hander Cody Forsythe, finished with a no decision, going seven solid innings with only two runs allowed while striking out nine batters. X’s right-hander Ryan Zimmerman (2-5) was charged with the loss, allowing the winning run to score in the seventeenth inning.

Fargo-Moorhead’s starter Will Mathis had a solid outing on the mound, pitching five scoreless innings with five strikeouts but wound up with a no decision on the night. RedHawks lefty Tyler Alexander (6-2) received the win for Fargo-Moorhead.

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