Jackson Slugs RedHawks Record HR, 'Hawks Fall in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD - With his 2nd inning home run in Game 1 of today's double header in Sioux Falls, Nic Jackson is now Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks all-time career home run leader with 66, passing Jesse Hoorelbeke.

 

The Canaries entertained 3,757 fans who packed the Birdcage for Fathers Day and took their series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks by sweeping today's doubleheader.  A combination of pitching and explosive bats carried the way to winning to the first game 7-2 and the nightcap 4-0.

 

Joe Bircher started game one and earned his first win of 2014 by allowing two runs in six innings on just four hits.  Struggling with command early, Bircher settled in and kept the RedHawks hitters off balance and let his bats do the heavy lifting.  

 

Shelby Ford erased a 1-0 deficit for the Canaries on his grand slam in the 3rd.  The inning started with two quick outs, but Sam Lind and Steve Tinoco hit back-to-back singles before Brandon Jones drew a walk.  Ford then cleared the bases and put the Canaries on top 4-1 and they never looked back.  In the 5th, Ford drove in his 5th run of the day with a double to score Jones and solo homeruns in the 6th from Chris Duffy and Carlos Mendez put the exclamation points on a 7-2 victory.  John Brebbia threw a scoreless 7th and gave the Canaries a chance to take the rubber game of the series later in the afternoon.

 

It was all Ben Moore in game two as the crafty righthander threw a complete game shutout, allowing just five hits and striking out seven while walking two.  Moore pitched himself out of trouble early in the game, stranding two runners in each of the 3rd and 4th innings.  He wouldn't face another jam until the 7th when the bases were loaded and the tying run came to the plate with one out.  Moore then dug deep to strike out Zach Penprase and then retire Ronnie Bourquin to end the game and preseve the 4-0 win.

 

AJ Kirby-Jones doubled to lead off the 2nd for the Canaries and scored on a double from Carlos Mendez to put the Canaries on the board first.  Brandon Jones added a solo homerun in the 3rd to make it 2-0.  Two insurance runs came across in the 4th when Stephen Branca singled in Mendez and Kevin Dultz's sacrifice fly brough in Chris Duffy.

 

The RedHawks have Monday off and return home for a three game series vs. the Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League) starting Tuesday night at Newman Outdoor Field.

 



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Browse by Month »

October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
Holiday Inn Search Bar Ad