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EXPLORERS OPEN SERIES VS GOLDEYES WITH VICTORY

Sioux City, IA- The Sioux City Explorers looked like their old selves Tuesday night, getting the 6-3 victory over Winnipeg at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park.

The Goldeyes jumped to an early 3-0 lead after two and a half innings of play, scoring one run in the second and two runs in the third.

Sioux City cut the lead down to 3-2 in the bottom of the third. Back-to-back doubles by Jayce Ray and Nate Samson tacked on the first run for the X’s. On the next at bat, Sampson scored from second on a John Nogowski RBI single.

Explorers took the lead in the fourth. With runners at second and third, X’s right fielder ripped a two-run triple, and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Jayce Ray to give Sioux City the 5-3 lead after four innings.

Sioux City went on to score one more in the contest, giving us the final score of 6-3 on Tuesday night. (Tyler Ogle sac-fly-RBI)

X’s starter Cody Forsythe (1-1) received the victory, going 6.2 solid innings with only three runs allowed while recording six strikeouts. Closer PJ Fransescon (s-5) notched the save.

Goldeyes right-hander Zach Nuding (1-2) was charged with the loss, giving up six runs in 5.2 innings pitched.

For 2017 ticket information to Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park, call (712) 277-WINS or visit the X’s website at www.xsbaseball.com