Explorers Shut Down in Series Finale
by Connor Ryan, Sioux City Explorers
Sioux City, IA (August, 21st, 2022) – The Winnipeg Goldeyes took the series finale and avoided a sweep at the hands of the Sioux City Explorers by downing the X’s 6-1.
Sioux City jumped out to a first inning lead with Danny Amaral leading the frame off with a single and advancing to third on a wild pitch and a ground out. He scored on a Trey Martin single to take a 1-0 lead.
That is all the scoring Sioux City accomplished off of Winnipeg starter Landen Bourassa (5-5) who picked up the win by allowing only one run in six innings. He scattered seven hits and three walks while not picking up a strike out. He used a pair of double play balls in the second and third to navigate around a pair of lead off walks.
In the third Logan Hill tied the game at one with a lead off home run. After three consecutive two-out singles David Washington smashed a ball to first base, a pair of errors on the play scored a pair of Goldeyes to give Winnipeg a 3-1 lead.
Winnipeg added another two in the fifth when David Washington hit his league-leading 27th home run of the season with two outs to push their lead to 5-1.
X’s starter Matt Pobereyko (2-1) was handed the loss as he allowed five runs, three earned in five innings of work. He fanned six batters and did not issue a walk.
Winnipeg plated another run in the eighth with a run scoring on a fourth error of the ballgame by the Explorers to take a 6-1 lead.
Sioux City’s bullpen of Nate Gercken, Kevin Lenik and Brandon Brosher combined for four no-hit innings allowing a single unearned run with four strikeouts and a walk.
The Explorers, now a single game ahead of the Lincoln Saltdogs, will begin their final road trip of the 2022 season. They start on Monday at 5:05 pm with a double header against the Sioux Falls Canaries at the Bird Cage.