Explorers Continue Dominance of Saltdogs
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Forrestt Allday doubled, walked twice and scored two runs, but a rally fell short in Lincoln’s 7-6 loss to the Sioux City Explorers at Haymarket Park on Tuesday night.
Lincoln (15-15) fell behind 7-3 in the 5th inning before Vidal scored Allday with a two-out single and Louis Martini later drove in two with a single in the 6th. The ‘Dogs left the bases loaded in the 7th and Sioux City (21-11) stretched Matt Pobereyko for a four-out save – his league-best 11th – to hand Lincoln a fourth consecutive one-run loss.
The ‘Dogs got 2.1 scoreless innings from Jason Seever and 2.0 scoreless from Josh Norwood, but Carson Lance allowed seven runs – six earned – over 4.2 innings and fell to 1-3 this year.
Ryan Long had two singles and a walk, and Edgar Corcino extended his hitting streak to a season-high seven games.
Lincoln fell behind on the first of two solo homers from Jose Sermo in the 1st, but scored on a fielder’s choice in the 2nd and added two more in the 3rd. The X’s scored three times in the 4th and three more in the 5th to take a 7-3 lead.
Sioux City started Patrick Ledet, who allowed five runs over five innings before exiting with an injury. Max Kuhns allowed a run over one inning and Nate Gercken struck out three with two walks and a hit over 1.2 innings.
The ‘Dogs have lost four straight for the first time this season and are 0-7 against Sioux City in 2021.
Game two of the three-game series is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., and pregame coverage begins on ESPN Lincoln 101.5 FM/1480 AM.
The Saltdogs are celebrating their 20th season at Haymarket Park this season! All ticket and promotional information can be viewed at saltdogs.com.
By Michael Dixon, Lincoln Saltdogs