KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Birds win marathon slugfest!



Bookmark and Share

ST. PAUL, Minn..  – A 13-game road trip was made a little longer on Wednesday night, but it was worth it for the Sioux Falls Canaries.

The Canaries (35-48) outslugged the St. Paul Saints for a 13-10 victory in 12 innings, erasing a late four-run deficit and surviving a Saints comeback in a four-hour-and-30-minute contest.

Anthony Trajano singled to lead off the 12th inning and scored the go-ahead run on Marcos Rodriguez' double. Reggie Abercrombie then chopped a single over the heads of a drawn-in infield to plate two more runs for a three-run cushion.

Alan DeRatt suffered a blown save when the Saints (41-41) erased a three-run Canaries lead in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Chris Allen (2-0) made sure it did not happen again in the 12th. He pitched a perfect 11th and 12th to notch his second win in relief.

Nick Van Stratten led the Canaries’ 21-hit attack with a 4-for-5 performance. He doubled and scored a tying run in the ninth inning, drove in a go-ahead run in the 10th and sacrificed the winning run into scoring position in the 12th.

The Canaries trailed 4-0 after six innings and 7-3 after the seventh. But back-to-back home runs by Jared Clark and Jake Taylor in the eighth inning cut the Saints lead to 7-6, and Rodriguez’ single in the ninth inning tied the game against closer Jon Plefka. Rodriguez was 2-for-6 with two RBI.

Dylan Thomas (1-5) suffered the loss in relief for the Saints.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Missouri Expects Challenge From SDSU  story with video

When FBS teams like Missouri play games against the FCS, the idea is to get another home ...

Coyotes & Jacks Aim For Summit Tournament  story with video

The college volleyball season is kicking off in earnest today ...

Football Friday (8-29-14)  story with video

The 2014 high school football season is underway, and Football Friday is ...

Birds, Kye Winter win home finale  Aug. 28

Adrian wins big to start football season  story with video  Aug. 28

Vikes finish exhibition schedule 4-0  story with video  Aug. 28

USD prepared for track meet at Oregon  story with video  Aug. 28

Augie Vikings feeling more confident  story with video  Aug. 28

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Social Media Guidelines For Teachers  story with video

A California school teacher is facing criticism ...

Medical Marijuana Protest Held In Huron

While there doesn't seem to be a ton of open support for ...

Upgrading Pierre Stadium Would Cost $1.2 Million

Officials say upgrading Hyde Stadium in Pierre would cost $1. ...

Bomber Crews In ND, SD Learn From One Another  Aug. 29

South Dakota Settles Lawsuit Against Omnicare  Aug. 29

17th Annual LifeLight Begins Despite Rain   story with video  Aug. 29

South Dakota State Fair In Full Swing  Aug. 29

Child Immunization Rates Up In South Dakota  Aug. 29

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top