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X’s, Sasser Slam Canaries

X's, Sasser Slam Canaries

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Adam Sasser capped a big first inning for the Sioux City Explorers Wednesday night at the Cage. He blasted an opposite field grand slam and it was 6-0 before the Canaries had even come to the plate. It was more than enough runs for the 9-1 win. Alex Boshers went 9 for the Birds, giving up 15…

Birds Fall to X’s Despite Coulter’s 3 RBI’s

Birds Fall to X's Despite Coulter's 3 RBI's

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Canaries built a 3-2 lead in the 3rd inning Tuesday night at SF Stadium against their arch-rivals from Sioux City. Clint Coulter had 2 r-run Scoring singles and finished the night with a 3rd. But the Explorers exploded for 6 runs in their final at-bat to break the game wide open and win 14-4. The Birds…

Birds Bats Booming Against Texas in 20-5 Win!

Birds Bats Booming Against Texas in 20-5 Win!

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Wednesday night at the Birdcage the Sioux Falls Canaries did something only one other team in the American Association has done this year: score 20 runs in a game. The Sioux Falls Canaries (35-53) beat the Texas AirHogs (24-65) 20-5 on Wednesday night. The Birds went 1-2-3 in the first inning but then scored in the…

Canaries Lose 12-10 Despite Ely’s Big Game in His Return to Team

Canaries Lose 12-10 Despite Ely's Big Game in His Return to Team

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Tuesday’s game could have been called the ‘Andrew Ely Show’. Ely finished the night 4-for-5 with a go-ahead home run in the sixth, three spectacular defense plays, and a triple shy of the cycle. His efforts fell short as the Cleburne Railroaders (53-35) escaped the Sioux Falls Canaries (34-53) 12-10 on Tuesday night. Ely drove in…

Birds Out-Scored by Cleburne

Birds Out-Scored by Cleburne

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Two months ago, the Canaries were 27-24 and in 1st place in the division. Things have not gone well since. They scored plenty of runs Monday night to beat Cleburne. But the Railroaders scored more, winning 14-8. Starter Mark Seyler gave up 8 runs in 3 innings for the Birds who kept battling back after Chase Simpson’s…

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…

Bennett’s 3-Run HR Sinks Canaries in Fargo

Bennett's 3-Run HR Sinks Canaries in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — One big inning was the difference for the Sioux Falls Canaries on Thursday night. The Birds allowed four runs in the fourth inning to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, losing 4-2 in the series opener at Newman Outdoor Field. Mitch Glasser delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning for both of the Sioux Falls runs. The Birds put…

Canaries Lose Matinee Game to Explorers

Canaries Lose Matinee Game to Explorers

SIOUX FALLS, SD — There isn’t a hotter hitter on the Sioux Falls Canaries than Clint Coulter right now. He notched his third home run in three straight games. The Birds (34-47) came up short against the Sioux City Explorers (46-35) 12-5 on Tuesday, splitting the two-game midweek series between the two teams. Canaries starter Alex Boshers completed seven innings,…

Canaries Erase Early Deficit, Rally for 11-10 Win over Sioux City

Canaries Erase Early Deficit, Rally for 11-10 Win over Sioux City

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Down by one with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh is usually a pressure-filled situation. Jordan Ebert made it look easy with his bases-clearing double in the seventh inning to complete a six-run comeback. The Birds (34-46) held on to their 11-10 win over Sioux City (45-35) on Monday night. He credits his…

Canaries Swept by Lincoln

Canaries Swept by Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, SD — It was a wild night at the Birdcage. Two games, 35 runs, and a seventh-inning grand slam, but the Birds (30-37) dropped both games of the doubleheader to the Saltdogs (28-38). Game 1: A High-Scoring Defeat The Birds lost to the Saltdogs 14-9 in game one, the resumption of a game suspended on Sunday due to…

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 Start Homestand With Win Over Kansas City

Canaries Start Homestand With Win Over Kansas City

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The all-star break is in the rearview mirror and the second half of the season is in full swing. The Birds (29-33) defeated the Kansas City T-Bones (30-30) 7-4 on Wednesday. Graham Low hit the game-winning home run in the fifth. It was his second home run of the season. “The majority of the time I’m…

Lorenzo Says United Bowl Win Was Sweet

Lorenzo Says United Bowl Win Was Sweet

SIOUX FALLS, SD… In the afterglow of winning their 11th league championship, the Sioux Falls Storm will always look back at this United Bowl as one of the most rewarding after winning on the Arizona Rattlers home field 56-53 last Saturday night. And for Storm QB Lorenzo Brown, it sure helped make up for the bad taste in his mouth…

Storm Championship Run Ends With 11th Title

Storm Championship Run Ends With 11th Title

SIOUX FALLS, SD…You could call the Sioux Falls Storm playoff run against the two teams that had beaten them in championship games a revenge tour. “Just the arrogance (of Arizona) man, how guys talked about being undefeated, all their IFL selection. A few weeks back I said we were like Drake, we were looking for revenge, and that’s what we…

Lorenzo Brown A Champion Again After Vintage Performance In United Bowl

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  From the moment he first suited up for the Sioux Falls Cougars eleven years ago until now, Lorenzo Brown hasn’t changed much. “My pregame has been the same since I can remember. I’m not really a guy to get too high or get too low. I just go with the flow and let the game do…