8-Run Frame Helps Canaries Soar Past RailCats
by Ryan Zimmerman, Gary SouthShore RailCats
Gary, IN – The Sioux Falls Canaries put together a dominating performance against the Gary SouthShore RailCats, taking them down 14-4.
After the RailCats kicked off the ballgame by blanking the Canaries through the first two frames, the visitors broke through on the scoreboard in the top of the third. As runners stood on the corners with one out, an error enabled Sioux Falls to plate the game’s first run and go ahead 1-0.
They followed that up by putting up a crooked number in the top of the fourth. 12 Canaries came up to hit, producing eight runs on seven hits, including a grand slam, one walk, and a hit-by-pitch to propel them to a 9-0 advantage.
Two innings later, Sioux Falls pushed their run total into double digits. A solo home run added another tally, placing them up 10-0.
Despite being down by 10 runs, the RailCats refused to bow out. LG Castillo launched a two-run home run while Tom Walraven and Michael Woodworth produced run-scoring singles in the bottom of the seventh, pulling the ‘Cats within six at 10-4.
However, Sioux Falls was quick to restore their lead back up to the 10-run plateau. One run in the eighth inning preceded three runs in the ninth to completely neutralize the Gary SouthShore threat.
That cushion proved more than enough for the Sioux Falls bullpen to close out the contest, and they promptly recorded the final three outs to secure the win.
The RailCats are back at The Steel Yard tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. for the series finale against the Canaries. All the action will be streamed on aabaseball.tv, 95.9 WEFM, and the Gary SouthShore RailCats Broadcast Network through the Mixlr app.