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Home-Cooking Good for the Canaries

SIOUX FALLS, SD—Even though the canaries lost at home last night to the St. Paul saints, 20-11, they are still doing a lot of home cooking in the month of June. Canaries have won nine of their twelve home games so far this month, which has put them on pace to have their first winning season since 2010. With the…

Saints Outslug Canaries In Battle Of Division Leaders

Sioux Falls Loses Wild 20-11 Series Opener

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries (17-12) lost to the St. Paul Saints (20-9) 20-11 on Monday. 17 hits, 11 runs, and four home runs usually put the team in a position to win, but Monday, the Saints scored 20 runs on 21 hits including hit six home runs by five different players. The Saints scored two runs…

Canaries Eager To Measure Themselves Against Saint Paul

Division Leaders Open Four Game Set Tonight

SIOUX FALLS, S..D  —  This homestand for the Canaries has been all about proving that they’re a legitimate contender in the American Association. And tonight begins their toughest test. Over the weekend the Birds took two of three from second place Lincoln to move to 17-11, the second best record in the league.  At 19-9 the Saint Paul Saints have…

First Place Canaries Take Series Opener With Second Place Lincoln

Birds Increase Division Lead With 4-3 Win

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries (16-10) beat the Lincoln Saltdogs (14-14) 4-3 after a couple of solo home runs, a sacrifice fly and a great play to end the game. The Saltdogs scored two runs before Canaries starting pitcher Taylor Hill even recorded an out. Christian Ibarra reached on an error by Jordan Ebert to leadoff the…

Stampede & Wings Begin Working Toward Championship Defenses

NAHL Draft & Stampede Try-Out Camps

SIOUX FALLS & ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  Though it hasn’t even been a month since both the Aberdeen Wings and Sioux Falls Stampede each won their respective league championships, both teams began the process of defending their titles this week. The Aberdeen Wings hoisted the Robertson Cup as champions of the NAHL back on May 14th.  On Tuesday they began re-loading…

Canaries Sweep Gary To Finish First Homestand

Birds Beat Railcats 6-3 To Finish Opening Homestand 7-2

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries (13-9) beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats (10-11) 6-3 and finish off the end of a 7-2 homestand with a sweep. Canaries left fielder Mike Hart had a great day as he went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run. He also finished the season series against the RailCats 8-for-14 (.571). RailCats pitcher Trevor…

Homefield In Playoffs Slips Away From Storm In Loss At Iowa

Barnstormers Defeat Sioux Falls 55-43

DES MOINES, IA  —  If the Sioux Falls Storm are going to win the IFL championship they’ll likely have to go through Des Moines again. The Iowa Barnstormers clinched a bye and homefield into the conference championships with a 55-43 victory over the Storm on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The Storm (10-3) played from…

Canaries Bats Boom Again To Drop Gary

Sioux Falls Improves To 12-9 With 12-4 Win

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries (12-9) beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats (10-10) 12-4 in a rain-shortened eight-inning game. The Birds are back in first place with the victory. Canaries designated hitter Trae Santos ended his night 3 for 4 with a three-run home run. The Canaries scored first in the second inning. Adrian Nieto doubled to lead…

Storm Face Pivotal Game In United Bowl Rematch At Iowa

Bye Into Conference Championship On The Line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Sioux Falls Storm face one of the biggest games of their season tonight as they return to the scene of last season’s most disappointing game. It’s been a little more than 11 months since the Storm fell in the final minute at Iowa 42-38 in the United Bowl. Both teams have come back strong this…

Canaries Top Gary In Series Opener

5-Run Fourth Inning Keys 6-3 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries (11-9) beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats (10-9) in game one of their series 6-3 after another five-run fourth inning for the Canaries. The first three innings were quiet for both teams until the Canaries took to the plate in the fourth. Clint Coulter jumped on a fastball and singled to left field….

Canaries Walkoff Winnipeg

Birds Rally For 2-1 Win In Ten Innings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Down to their final out in the ninth inning, the Sioux Falls Canaries got a game-tying single from Alay Lago to send the game into extra innings, where they’d get a walkoff single from Andrew Ely to complete a 2-1 comeback win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes in ten innings on Sunday afternoon in Sioux Falls. The…

Trio Of Homeruns Boost Canaries Past Winnipeg

Birds Get First Home Win 7-5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Homeruns from Brett Vertigan, Jordan Ebert and Clint Coulter (his a grand slam) lifted the Sioux Falls Canaries to their first home win of the season, defeating Winnipeg 7-5 on Saturday night in American Association action. Sioux Falls (7-8) also got a strong outing from starting pitcher Alex Boshers.  He worked 7 innings allowing three runs…

Storm Seeking Homefield In IFL Playoffs As Season Winds Down

Host San Diego Tonight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Home playoff games had pretty much become a given for the Sioux Falls Storm over the last decade of their championship run. Last season, however, the team slipped to third in the IFL and, for the just the third time since 2005, did not play a postseason game in Sioux Falls. Thanks to league expansion that…

Canaries Eight-Run Rally Falls Short In Home Opener Loss To Winnipeg

Birds Fall In Wild 11-10 Slugfest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  After waiting two weeks to finally see baseball at the Birdcage, fans got their money’s worth in the Sioux Falls Canaries’ home opener. Trailing 9-1 after five innings to Winnipeg, the Canaries scored nine runs in the 6th and 7th innings, only to see the Goldeyes score twice  in the 9th to steal an 11-10 win…

2018-19 Clark Cup Champion Sioux Falls Stampede Plays of the Year

Remembering Some Of The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From A Championship Year!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  From a young roster at the start of their year, to the loss of their starting goalie just weeks before the postseason, the odds always seemed stacked against the Sioux Falls  Stampede winning their third Clark Cup Championship. Now it’s a pretty good bet that we may never see a playoff performance as dominant as their…