Canaries Even Series with Victory over RailCats
GARY, Ind. – The Gary SouthShore RailCats (28-42) offense was held in check by the Sioux Falls Canaries (26-43) in a 7-3 loss in the second game of four at the Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana.
The RailCats raced out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first as outfielder Jesus Marriaga made it all the way around after a passed ball to open up the ballgame. Marriaga would finish the day with a 1-for-5 performance with a run and a strikeout.
In the third, the Canaries would take the lead by taking advantage of some defensive miscues by the ‘Cats. Designated hitter Jabari Henry received a second chance after a dropped fly ball in foul territory and used it to slap an RBI double to left field.
Sioux Falls tallied three in the third and took the lead and never looking back. They would hold the lead for the rest of the contest.
The Canaries scored two runs in both the sixth and eighth innings, highlighted by Wyatt Ulrich’s red-hot bat. Ulrich contributed with both a triple and scoring a run in both of the innings respectively. Ulrich’s day ended with a 2-for-4 hitting performance with a pair of RBI and runs.
Tom Walraven would slap a base hit to center field and drive in a run in the seventh, but the efforts would not be enough to catch the Birds.
Starting pitcher Adam Heidenfelder gave up eight hits and three earned runs over 5.2 innings in a losing effort.
Sioux Falls starter Blake Svoboda received the win for tonight’s game after throwing six innings of two-run baseball.
After a dropping the second game of the series, the Gary SouthShore RailCats and Sioux Falls Canaries play at the same time and place once more, with the third game of four scheduled for Wednesday, August 4 at 7:10 p.m. at the Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana.
by Max Kelton, Gary SouthShore RailCats