08/17/2016 9:38 PM
Sioux City, IA- The Sioux City Explorers stay in first place, getting the 6-1 victory over Fargo-Moorhead on Wednesday night. The Explorers are now 44-38 on the season (tied for first in the Central Division).
Sioux City recorded the first run in the second inning. With a runner at first and one out, Tommy Mendonca ripped an RBI double to score the runner at first base and take the 1-0 lead.
The Explorers jumped to a 5-0 lead, plating two runs in the third and fifth innings. X’s centerfielder Tim Colwell knocked in three runs, scoring two in the third with a single, and one in the fifth with an RBI single. The final run was scored on an error by the left-fielder, giving Sioux City the 5-0 lead after five innings.
Fargo-Moorhead recorded their first run in the top of the sixth. Ryan Pineda kept the inning alive with a two out double, allowing him to score on a base-hit single by Keury De La Cruz on the next at-bat.
Sioux City answered with a run of their own in the sixth inning, giving them the 6-1 lead, which would be the final score of the game.
Explorers starter Bryan Escanio (5-3) had a solid outing on the mound, receiving the victory for the X’s. The right-hander went 7.1 innings with only one run allowed while striking out seven on the night.
RedHawks right-hander (4-5) was charged with the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) in only five innings pitched.
For 2016 ticket information to Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park, call (712) 277-WINS or visit the X’s website at www.xsbaseball.com