Sioux Falls Canaries

Sanford Releases New Plans for Baseball Stadium

Canaries may have a new home off I-90

SIOUX FALLS, SD— It’s no secret that the home of the Sioux Falls Canaries could be torn down. A “citizen task force” recently recommended demolishing the stadium on the “Premier Center Campus.” Adding to the suspense, the release of plans today that suggest their new field could be built just a few miles up the road. At a Sioux Falls…

Abercrombie Ends Career With A Flourish In Season Finale Win Over Canaries

Former Sioux Falls' Fan Favorite Leads Winnipeg To 9-5 Win Over Birds

WINNIPEG, CANADA  —  As the Sioux Falls Canaries were finishing their ninth consecutive losing season, one of the last links to their last playoff team was putting the finishing touches on his baseball career. Reggie Abercrombie went 2-4 with a run scored and a pair of RBI in his final game to help defeat his former team 9-5 in the…

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…

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…

New Home for the Birds?

The Canaries have aspirations of moving to downtown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the last year, The Events Center Campus Study Group has been trying to determine the vision for the 2040 Premier Center. One of their suggestions is moving the home of the Canaries. “We’re a baseball town and people like baseball. But, that facility was built in 1961 and been losing money out at that facility,”…

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…

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….

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…

Canaries Swept In Sioux City

Blow Lead For Fourth Straight Game And Fall 7-5

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — It was a series to forget for the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Birds lost to the Sioux City Explorers 7-5 on Sunday night at Lewis and Clark Park.   The Birds (28-33) scored four runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-2 lead, but a five-run eighth gave Sioux City (32-29) the victory.   Sioux…