Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Birds’ Bats Quiet In Home Opener Loss

Sioux Falls Canaries vs Sioux City Explorers 05-17-2013
Steve Knutson/ESPN 99.1

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Canaries’ offense mustered just two hits in a 3-0 loss to the Sioux City Explorers Friday night, spoiling the Birds’ home opener before 3,521 fans at the BIrdcage.

Starting pitcher Jason Jarvis (1-0) was dominant for Sioux City, allowing only one hit and one walk in seven strong innings. Jordan Whatcott (0-1) took the tough-luck loss in his Canaries debut. He delivered a quality start, giving up just one unearned run on five hits and three walks over six innings.  He also fanned five.

Sioux City (2-0) broke a scoreless tie in the fourth when Bryan Pounds came home on a swinging bunt by Adrian Martinez.  Whatcott fielded the ball and threw home, but Canaries catcher Steve Domecus couldn’t hold onto the ball, and the Explorers took a 1-0 lead.

The Canaries squandered the few opportunities they had against Jarvis.  Leadoff batters reached in the fourth and fifth innings, only to see a double play groundout follow each time.

Jared Clark and J.P Ramirez had the only two hits for Sioux Falls (0-2).  Clark reached based twice with a single and a walk, while Ramirez added a double. Ramirez would have hit two home runs if not for a strong wind blowing in from right field.

Sioux City expanded the lead to 3-0 in the seventh when Peter Barrows hit a two-run home run to left field off Canaries reliever Chris Green.

Yusuke Inoguchi had two hits and a run scored for Sioux City, while Pounds doubled twice.

Explorers’ reliever Chris Bodishbaugh pitched a perfect ninth for his second consecutive save.

Game three of the four-game series is 7:05 p.m. on Saturday at Sioux Falls Stadium.

More Canaries News

Courtesy:  Sioux Falls Canaries

Best of ESPN 99.1

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ESPN 99.1 MVP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ESPN 99.1 MVP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.