American Association

Dogs Rally Again To Finish Sweep Of Canaries

Birds Drop Third Straight One-Run Game 2-1

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Chicago Dogs (31-22) slipped by the Sioux Falls Canaries (27-27) 2-1 Sunday to complete a weekend sweep. Graham Low hit his first home run as a professional in the bottom of the seventh. It gave the Birds a 1-0 lead. Taylor Hill went the distance and pitched all nine innings. He completed the game with…

Canaries’ Bark In The Park Night Goes To The (Chicago) Dogs

Birds Four Game Win Streak Snapped In 4-3 Loss

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Birds went from being no-hit into the seventh inning to tying the game but fell short in the ninth. The Birds (27-25) dropped the series opener to the Chicago Dogs (29-22) 4-3 on Friday. Canaries starter Alex Boshers pitched seven innings. Five of the seven innings were 1-2-3 innings. In the sixth, he allowed one…

Four Canaries Selected To Play In American Association All-Star Game

Alay Lago, Kevin Taylor, Mike Hart & Taylor Hill Heading To St. Paul July 23rd

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Four Sioux Falls Canaries will represent the American Association’s South Division at the league’s All-Star Game. Second baseman Alay Lago, pitcher Taylor Hill, outfielder Mike Hart and utility player Kevin Taylor have earned All-Star nods for the 2019 season.   Both Lago and Hart were named starters on the South Division team. The game will take…

Canaries Complete 4-Game Sweep of AirHogs

Canaries Complete 4-Game Sweep of AirHogs

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Bring out the brooms; the Canaries (27-24) have swept the Texas Airhogs (10-41). They won 6-4 on Thursday to complete the sweep. Luis Pollorena pitched seven innings. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out a season-high seven Airhogs. “This was a big momentum booster going into this weekend with Chicago,” Pollorena said. “I…

Reynolds, Ely Help Canaries Rally Past Texas at Birdcage

Reynolds, Ely Help Canaries Rally Past Texas at Birdcage

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Texas AirHogs lost the first two games of the series by a combined score of 23-3. But you sure couldn’t tell Wednesday night when they scored 5 times in the 3rd inning and looked well on their way to an easy win over the Canaries. But the Birds scored 5 of their own in the 5th…

Canaries Double Up Sioux City

Birds Beat Explorers For Second Straight Game 8-4

SIOUX FALLS, SD — They say pressure makes diamonds, and it was no exception for the Birds Saturday. The Birds (23-23) shined in pressure situations in their 8-4 win over the Sioux City Explorers (23-24). The Birds guaranteed themselves a series win with the victory over the Explorers. The Canaries were down early but battled right back. Luis Pollorena pitched…

Canaries Batter Sioux City In Series Opener

Birds Rip Explorers 16-2

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   —   The evening started with a successful marriage proposal from former Sioux Falls Canaries outfielder Chris Grayson to his girlfriend. His former team would continue it with plenty of success on the field during their 16-2 victory over I-29 rival Sioux City on Friday night at the Birdcage in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls (22-23) led from start…

Birds Drop 11-inning Game at KC to Snap Win Streak

Birds Drop 11-inning Game at KC to Snap Win Streak

KANSAS CITY… The Canaries went after their 4th straight win Wednesday night in Kansas City, but it was the T-Bones who prevailed 2-1 in 11 innings. Keaton Steele was solid in 6 innings. He gave up only a 4th inning RBI single to Taylor Sparks. Mike Hart made a diving grab in right earlier in the 4th to keep the…

Coulter Slam Leads Birds to 3rd Straight Victory

Coulter Slam Leads Birds to 3rd Straight Victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A first-inning grand slam from Clint Coulter would be all the Sioux Falls Canaries needed. The Birds (21-21) knocked off the Kansas City T-Bones (21-21) Tuesday at T-Bones stadium. The win brings the Birds back to .500 on the year. Coulter’s blast capped off a five-run first inning that put the Birds ahead for good in…

Canaries Remain Optimistic, But Still Swept by Fargo-Moorhead

Canaries Remain Optimistic, But Still Swept by Fargo-Moorhead

SIOUX FALLS, SD… When you’re going through rough stretch it’s hard to remain optimistic. But the Canaries are still feeling good about their team despite having lost 7 straight when they took the field Thursday night against Fargo-Moorhead. Brett Vertigan, Canaries Outfielder says: “We find a way to get wins for the most part. We’ve run into a little rough…

Birds Lose Again to Red-Hot RedHawks 5-3

Birds Lose Again to Red-Hot RedHawks 5-3

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries (18-18) lost to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (23-14) 5-3 on Tuesday. The Canaries brought the winning run to the plate in the ninth, couldn’t complete the comeback. The Birds also turned one of the weirdest double plays of the season that delayed the game for about 10 minutes. The RedHawks scored in the…

Canaries Lose in Extras to RedHawks Despite Hill’s Heroics

Canaries Lose in Extras to RedHawks Despite Hill's Heroics

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Canaries hitting woes continued Monday night at SF Stadium when they dropped a 5-2 10-inning game to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The Birds started the night in the 3-way tie atop the division with an 18-16 record. Taylor Hill was brilliant but didn’t get offensive support. He gave up just 2 earned runs in 7 innings and…

Canaries Bats Awaken Only To Be Stopped By Rain In Sioux City

Play Suspended Until July 19th With Sioux Falls Up 3-0

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  After two nights of offensive offensive production in which they managed just one run in losses to the host Sioux City Explorers, the Sioux Falls Canaries’ bats finally came to life in the series finale on Sunday in Sioux City. Only to see mother nature rain on their hit parade. Following an RBI triple from Clint…

Canaries Bats Silent Again In Sioux City

Birds Drop Fourth Straight Game 6-1

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The Sioux Falls Canaries dropped the second game of their weekend rivalry series with the Sioux City Explorers 6-0 on Saturday night from Lewis and Clark Park. Jason Garcia threw seven shutout innings for Sioux City. The result puts the Birds (18-16) and Explorers (19-17) in a tie for first place in the South Division heading…

Canaries Adrian Nieto Signed By Miami Marlins Organization

Led Birds With 24 RBI In 32 Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Another Sioux Falls Canary has moved on to a major-league organization. Catcher Adrian Nieto has signed with the Miami Marlins, the Canaries announced Saturday.   Nieto is the fifth Canary to be picked up by a big-league organization since the end of last season. He joins Kevin Folman (White Sox, July 24), outfielder Jordan Smith (Indians,…

Balanced Birds Offense Producing

Canaries Swinging Hot Sticks Heading To Sioux City

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The Canaries open a three game set in Sioux City tonight at 7 after finishing up a wild four game series with St. Paul yesterday.  The Birds lost 15-13 in ten innings, wrapping up a series in which the teams combined to score an astonishing 93 runs in four games! Though the pitching struggled, the Birds…