Fargo, ND- The Sioux City Explorers and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks were forced to put the game on-hold with the score tied at 6-6 after seven innings, due to the (12:00 midnight) curfew.
Fargo-Moorhead recorded their first four runs of the contest in the second inning. Josh Mazzola scored the first run with a solo-shot. Kes Carter knocked in two runs with an RBI double, and later scored himself on a Bryan Johns base-hit single.
RAIN DELAY FOR 2:45
Explorers answered with three runs of their own in the fifth. Matt Koch doubled to score a run, the second run scored from third on a Brendan Slattery RBI groundout, and Matt Koch scored the third run for Sioux City, crossing home on a passed ball.
Sioux City went on to take the lead in the sixth. Michael Lang led-off the inning with a double, advanced to third on a Nate Samson base hit, and scored on a sacrifice-bunt by Tommy Mendonca to tie the game at 4-4. Jarek Cunningham’s RBI single scored Samson from third to take the 5-4 lead. Cunningham scored later in the inning on an error for the sixth run, extending the lead.
Fargo-Moorhead tied the game in the bottom of the seventh. Chad Mozingo smashed a two-run homer to tie the game at 6-6. Due to (12:00 midnight) curfew, the Sioux City Explorers and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks will resume Wednesday’s game at 4:00 on Thursday.
GAME RESUMED 4:00 ON THURSDAY
Neither team scored another run until the eleventh inning. Michael Lang reached first on a single, advanced to third off a Jarek Cunningham base hit, and scored on a wild pitch to secure a 7-6 win for the Sioux City Explorers over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Explorers right-hander Rob Wort received the win, allowing no runs in 1.2 innings with four strikeouts. Fargo-Moorhead reliever Colton Reavis was charged with the loss,
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