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X'S FALL TO SAINTS IN SERIES FINALE

The St. Paul Saints never trailed on their way to claiming the series finale with the Sioux City Explorers 6-3.

SS Nate Hanson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first to give the Saints a 1-0 lead and LF Anthony Gallas added a two-run shot in the fourth to push that lead to 3-0. In the sixth, CF Tim Colwell doubled in a run and then scored when C Maxx Garrett singled in the next at-bat. Gallas pushed across his third RBI in the seventh with a sac fly in the seventh. Starting pitcher Mark Hamburger (7-1) earned the win for throwing 6.2 innings and scattering 10 hits while giving up three runs.

For the Explorers, four different batters each had two-hit games including 1B Brian Fortier who had two RBI. RF LeVon Washington had the Explorers’ other RBI.