X’s Walk Off Dogs With Fourth Comeback Win This Week


Sioux City, IA (July 29th, 2022) — Once again entering the ninth inning trailing Sioux City found a way to come back as Trey Martin’s single in the bottom of ninth won the game over the Chicago Dogs, 5-4.

The Explorers struck in the first with Danry Vasquez’s single to left field, that scored Trey Martin, who reached via error, and advanced to third base on a wild pitch.

Chicago tied up the game in the following inning, to make it a 1-1 score. Anfernee Grier reached home on Trent Bauer’s ground out.

The Dogs added three more runs in the third, to go up 4-1. The inning started with four connective singles, scoring two runs. The last run came on a Grier ground out.

Zach Hedges started on the bump and took the no decision tonight. He fired five and two-thirds innings, gave up nine hits, four runs, two walks, and struck out three batters.

Blaine Hardy (2-2) came into the game in the sixth, and retired all ten batters he faced. Hardy collected six strikeouts, in a perfect three and one third innings.

Jeff Kinley was the Chicago Dogs starter and also took the no decision in the game. He threw five and two-third innings, allowing four hits, one earned run, zero walks and had five strikeouts.

Brian Schlitter (4-1) took the loss tonight, as he gave up five hits, three runs, zero walks, and had one strikeout in the ninth.

In that ninth inning the X’s started another comeback. Nate Samson started with a single to right field and was followed by a single from Ademar Rifeala who was pinch ran for by tomorrow’s starting pitcher Patrick Ledet. Zack Kone loaded the bases after attempting to sacrifice himself with a bunt but ended up reaching. Gabe Snyder who tied the game with a pinch hit two-run single, scoring both Samson and Ledet. The game winner came off the bat of Trey Martin, who scored Zack Kone with a two out single tonight field.

Sioux City has now won four games over the last five days in which they entered the ninth inning trailing.

The X’s and Dogs meet again on Saturday with first pitch taking place at 6:05. Patrick Ledet (2-3, 4.61) will start on the mound for Sioux City. He will be opposed by righty, AJ Kullman (6-5, 4.67) for Chicago.