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WINNIPEG, Manitoba – After 18 exhausting innings, a Sioux Falls Canaries collected a ancestral feat Tuesday, defeating a Winnipeg Goldeyes 4-2 in a longest diversion (by innings) in American Association history.
Chris Grayson strike a two-run home run in a tip of a 18th to mangle a deadlock after conjunction group had scored for 9 uninterrupted frames.
“It was so most fad and joy,” Grayson said. “I was only looking for something we could pull, and we strike it out.”
The diversion lasted 5 hours and 33 minutes, a second-longest diversion in joining story by time.
It was surprising even before initial pitch. With a shorthanded register and injuries to infielder Mitch Glasser and catcher Maxx Garrett, a Birds started service pitcher Bo Hellquist during designated hitter.
Despite a surprising lineup, a Canaries took an early lead in a second inning. Chris Grayson and Mike Hart were on initial and second, and attempted a double steal. Goldeyes third baseman Josh Mazzola mis-handled a throw, promulgation a round into left margin and permitting both runners to score.
The Birds’ hold a 2-0 lead into a bottom of a sixth, when Winnipeg core fielder Reggie Abercrombie done some story of his own. He stole second base, imprinting his 500th career swiped bag as a professional.
Abercrombie changed to third on a play on a throwing blunder by Canaries catcher Mike Hart. Abercrombie scored on a furious representation dual pitches later, creation it 2-1 Birds.
Canaries starter Kevin Folman went 6 clever innings, permitting one unmerited run on 3 hits. He walked 3 and struck out four.
The Goldeyes tied it adult in a bottom of a eighth on a Grant Heyman RBI double.
From there, both offenses fell flat. The Canaries managed to put a curtain on in any of a 11th by 17th innings, though unsuccessful to score.
“It was really physically challenging,” Grayson said. “At that indicate it was all about being mentally tough.”
Five Birds relievers total to chuck 10 shutout innings from a ninth inning onward.
Tyler Wolfe got a win, throwing innings 14 by 17. He authorised no runs on dual hits, walking one and distinguished out three.
David Bergin strike a leadoff double to start a 18th, bringing adult Grayson. Grayson’s eighth longball of a year done it 4-2 Birds.
Kyle Schepel came on in a bottom of a inning for a Canaries, operative a ideal 18th to finish a game.
The Birds and Goldeyes accommodate again on Wednesday during 7 p.m., no doubt with shorthanded pitching staffs. The Canaries’ subsequent homestand starts on Friday vs. a Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks during 7 p.m. The diversion is Buffalo Wild Wings Night during a Birdcage, and newly inaugurated Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken will chuck out a initial pitch. Birds fans can get tickets during a Sioux Falls Stadium box bureau or by job 336-6060.
Courtesy: Sioux Falls Canaries