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Texas Evens Series With Canaries

Airhogs Beat Birds For Second Time This Season 3-2

SIOUX FALLS, SD —  Usually one run doesn’t decide a game at the Birdcage, but it did on Thursday. The Texas AirHogs (25-65) defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries (35-54) 3-2. Both teams were tied at two heading into the fourth inning. The game remained tied until the ninth inning. Justin Byrd hit his first home run with the AirHogs and…

DOGgone IT! Canaries Loss To Cleburne Assures Them Of Ninth Straight Losing Season

Birds Fall On Bark In The Park Night 16-6

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Birds battled in the early innings, but Cleburne’s bats were hot from the start and didn’t cool down. The Sioux Falls Canaries (34-51) lost to the Cleburne Railroaders (51-35) 16-6 Monday night at Sioux Falls Stadium. Cleburne put up five runs in the sixth and six runs in the seventh to break open the game….

Heavenly Pitching Propels Alexandria Angels To State B Championship Over Garretson

Alexandria Wins Fourth Amateur Title Since 2013 With 2-0 Victory

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  After a year away, championship Sunday at the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament was once again heavenly for the Alexandria Angels. Tyson Gau pitched a complete game shutout, striking out eight and allowing just five hits to lead the Angels to a 2-0 victory over Garretson on Sunday afternoon.  After being upset in the quarterfinals of last…

Sioux Falls Brewers Tap Out Yankton To Win First State A Amateur Title

Brewers Win First Championship in Four Tries 10-7

MITCHELL, S.D.   —  The fourth time was the charm for the Sioux Falls Brewers at the State A Amateur Baseball Tournament. The Brewers outslugged Yankton 10-7 on Sunday afternoon in Mitchell to claim the championship, their first ever in their fourth trip to the title game.  TJ Miller had three hits for the Brewers and Jose Martinez drove in three….

Sioux Falls Brewers End Renner’s Monarchy At The State A Amateur Tournament

Brewers Deny Monarchs 17th Straight Trip To Title Game With 4-2 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2002 the Renner Monarchs will not be playing for the State A Amateur Baseball Championship. The Sioux Falls Brewers beat the Monarchs for the second time in the tournament, winning 4-2 on Saturday evening in Mitchell to eliminate the Renner.    Bryce Ahrendt pitched a complete game for the Brewers striking out…

Garretson Outlasts Weather & Canova in State Semifinals

Blue Jays Advance To Title Game With 5-0 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  Mother Nature made for a long Saturday night in Mitchell at the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament Semifinals. Defending champion Canova and Garretson played one inning before inclement weather forced them into a delay that lasted nearly three hours.  When play resumed around 11:15 PM, Garretson’s bats provided all the thunder, ending the defending champions quest for…

Marek Mashes Alexandria Past Winner/Colome & Into State B Amateur Title Game

Angels' Co-Manager Belts Two Homeruns To Lead Alexandria To 7-3 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.   —  Alexandria Angels’ co-manager Chris Marek made a wise choice in batting his catcher sixth for the Amateur State B Semifinal with Winner/Colome. That catcher’s name? Chris Marek. The Angels’ skipper had a three hit day highlighted by a pair of homeruns, including the go-ahead grand slam that led Alexandria to a 7-3 victory over Winner/Colome and into…

Pittsburgh Pirates Purchase Contract Of Canaries’ Andrew Ely

Second Player From Sioux Falls To Sign With Major League Organization This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite another loss at Fargo/Moorhead on Saturday there was good news for one member of the Sioux Falls Canaries. Infielder Andrew Ely is returning to affiliated ball after having his contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates today.  Ely hit .289 with seven homeruns and 35 RBI, as well as 17 doubles and two triples in 78…

Fargo/Moorhead Finishes Off Season Sweep Of Canaries

Sioux Falls Swept In Fargo After 14-6 Defeat

FARGO, N.D.  —  For the second straight day the Sioux Falls Canaries pitching faltered with a lead at Fargo/Moorhead, wasting a 4-2 lead in the sixth by giving up eight runs on their way to a 14-6 defeat and three game series sweep in Fargo. The RedHawks finished a season sweep of the Canaries as well, winning all seven of…

Canaries Blow Another Late Lead & Fall In Fargo

Birds Waste 7-Run Lead In 11-10 Loss

FARGO, N.D.  —  Friday evening in Fargo was yet another example of why a once promising Sioux Falls Canaries season is now almost certain to become the franchise’s ninth straight losing season. Despite building a 9-2 lead the Canaries pitching staff and bullpen couldn’t hold the RedHawks at bay, giving up a decisive four-run 8th inning to fall 11-10.  The…

SDGA MEN’S & WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Katie Bartlett and Jack Lundin Take Home the Hardware!

BROOKINGS, SD— The SDGA Amateur Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship started today with Katie Barlett and Will Grevlos leading the field, and ended with just one of them hoisting the trophy. In the Men’s Championship, Jack Lundin of Sioux Falls came from behind to win with a final round 4 under par 68. He held off Russell Pick from Mitchell with a…

SDGA MEN’S & WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Will Grevlos and Katie Bartlett Lead After Day 2

Grevlos leads by 3 strokes, Bartlett leads by 2 strokes

BROOKINGS, SD— Today was day two of the SDGA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship, and it was more of the same as Will Grevlos and Kaite Barlett, the leaders from Day 1, found themselves leading at the end of day 2. Men’s Recap:  Will Grevlos entered today top dog but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have to work for his…

STATE AMATEUR “B” TOURNAMENT: Northville Wins in a Shoot-out, 18-11

MITCHELL, SD— The State Amateur Class “B” baseball tournament continued today. But with games being postponed last night due to weather, there were six games today instead of four. First game of the day was between South central and Northville. You want to talk about instant offense, the teams combined for 9 runs in the 1st inning! Click the viewfinder to…

Meyerink Played Through Pain To Take Championship Prize

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MITCHELL, S.D.  —  “It was very satisfying; a great experience,” said Meyerink. “I been playing golf a long time and I never would have expected it this year.” Jeff Meyerink won his first SDGA Men’s Match Play Golf Tournament Championship with a 3 & 2 victory over Chris Long. For the 39-year-old, this tournament was different than others. “Between Thursday…

Rain Halts Canaries And Lincoln

Play Suspended In Fourth Inning With Sioux Falls Down 7-5

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Weather loomed in the area all afternoon, and at the end of the third inning, the rain came and didn’t stop. The Sioux Falls Canaries and the Lincoln Saltdogs have suspended the second game in their series at the Birdcage due to weather. The Saltdogs led 7-5 when the showers started. Sunday’s game will resume starting…

Canaries Win in Walk-Off Fashion!!

SIOUX FALLS, SD—It was Christmas in July Night and the Birds received the best gift they could ask for: a walk-off win over the T-Bones. The Sioux Falls Canaries (30-34) quite literally walked off the Kansas City T-Bones (31-31) 4-3 Friday on Andrew Ely’s bases-loaded walk. It was Ely’s second walk-off this season. “The pressure was on him,” Ely said….