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Packed House Sees Pheasants' Walkoff Win



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A crowd of 3,819 -- the largest of the year at Sioux Falls Stadium -- turned out Friday night expecting a great fireworks show at the end of the game. They were rewarded with that and more as they watched the Sioux Falls Pheasants beat the St. Paul Saints in a 4-3 walkoff win.

 

After doubling to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, Will Richards moved to third on Joe Anthonsen’s sacrifice bunt and scored on the subsequent throwing error from Saints’ reliever Marcus McKenzie.

 

The Pheasants’ victory coupled with Wichita’s loss to El Paso reduced the first-place Pheasants’ magic number to one. Sioux Falls can clinch the second-half division title with either a win on Saturday night or a Wichita defeat. Sioux City and Lincoln are tied for a potential wild card playoff spot. There are two games remaining in the regular season.

 

Beau Torbert led off the eighth inning with a solo home run to tie the game at 3-3.  The high-arcing fly ball landed in the left field party deck for his 24th round-tripper of the year. Torbert continued his quest for a .400 season average by going 2-for-4 and raising his average to .396.

 

Anthonsen contributed significantly despite being hitless in the game. He scored twice after drawing two walks and had two sacrifice hits, including the bunt in the bottom of the ninth.

 

Pheasants starter Chris Salberg fell short of his bid for a league-best 12th win and took a no-decision. Reliever Ben Rosen (2-0) picked up his second victory this year with two scoreless innings pitched in the eighth and ninth. Over the last six games, the Pheasants’ bullpen has tossed 13 consecutive innings without allowing a run.

 

McKenzie (0-1) took the loss, giving up the tying and winning runs.

 

The Pheasants can clinch the second-half division title at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, August 28.

 

Courtesy: Scott Beatty, Pheasants Media Relations

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