Cougars Rally for Six in Ninth to Down Canaries
SIOUX FALLS – Logan Landon and Trey Michalczewski combined for five hits in the Canaries’ 11-7 loss to the Kane County Cougars Saturday night at The Birdcage. The Birds and Cougars close the series with a matinee game Sunday at 2:05 pm.
Tyler Garkow got the start for the Canaries and struck out 10 in six innings. He exited with a 5-3 lead. The Canaries pitching staff entered the contest tied for the Association lead in strikeouts and added a total of 17 more Saturday.
Landon pieced together three hits and a run, while Michalczewski added a pair of hits and three RBI. He now has four RBI and four hits, including a home run, in the series.
The Cougars (3-2) tied the game at 5-5 with single runs in both the seventh and eighth innings. In the ninth, Mark Karaviotis and Cody Young each homered off Canaries reliever Caleb Frare (0-2) as part of a stunning six-run deluge. The Canaries (2-3) rallied with RBI base hits by Mike Hart and Mitch Glasser in the bottom of the ninth. Sioux Falls left 11 baserunners. Kane County left nine.
Mark Seyler (1-2) earned the win in relief for Kane County. He allowed two runs (two earned) in 1.1 innings of work. Karaviotis hit two homers off the Canaries bullpen as part of a 15-hit attack for the Cougars.
RHP Angel Ventura (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will get the start for the Canaries vs. RHP Tyler Viza (0-0, 1.50 ERA) for the Cougars.
Sunday’s 2:05 contest will be a Nine Innings of Winning game. Every inning, the Canaries promo team will have a chance for every fan to win Birds merchandise – jerseys, bats, balls, hats, hoodies, helmets, and more! It’s also Sunday Family Funday. You can order the online Family 4-Pack – 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas – for only $50! Kids can play catch in the outfield before the game and run the bases after the game.
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By Joey Zanaboni, Sioux Falls Canaries