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X’S GET SWEPT BY REDHAWKS WITH SUNDAY'S LOSS

Fargo, ND- The Sioux City Explorers ended their series in Fargo with a loss, falling to the RedHawks with a 7-1 score on Sunday afternoon.

Sioux City recorded the first run of the contest in the first inning. X’s shortstop Nate Samson doubled to score a run to give the X’s the early 1-0 lead.

The RedHawks answered with a couple runs of their own in the bottom half. Josh Mazzola knocked in a run with an RBI double, and later scored on a single by K.D. Kang to take the 2-1 lead.

Fargo-Moorhead added another run in the fourth inning.  Josh Mazzola led-off with a walk, and scored on a base hit and an error by the pitcher.

In the sixth inning, Fargo-Moorhead tacked on two more. RedHawks catcher Luke Bailey smashed a two-run homer, extending their lead to 5-1 after six innings of play.

The RedHawks went on to score another two runs in the eighth inning. Mike Gimartin homered with a runner on, giving them the final score of 7-1.

Fargo-Moorhead’s starter Matt Snyder (1-2) received the victory, pitching 5.1 solid innings with only one run allowed.

Explorers left-hander Cody Forsythe (5-4) was charged with the loss for Sioux City, allowing four runs (three earned) in 5.2 innings pitched.

For 2016 ticket information to Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park, call (712) 277-WINS or visit the X’s website at www.xsbaseball.com