Birds' bats quiet in home opener lossMay 17, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Sioux Falls Canaries Press Release
Starting pitcher Jason Jarvis (1-0) was dominant for Sioux City, allowing only one hit and one walk in seven strong innings. Jordan Whatcott (0-1) took the tough-luck loss in his Canaries debut. He delivered a quality start, giving up just one unearned run on five hits and three walks over six innings. He also fanned five.
Sioux City (2-0) broke a scoreless tie in the fourth when Bryan Pounds came home on a swinging bunt by Adrian Martinez. Whatcott fielded the ball and threw home, but Canaries catcher Steve Domecus couldn't hold onto the ball, and the Explorers took a 1-0 lead.
The Canaries squandered the few opportunities they had against Jarvis. Leadoff batters reached in the fourth and fifth innings, only to see a double play groundout follow each time.
Jared Clark and J.P Ramirez had the only two hits for Sioux Falls (0-2). Clark reached based twice with a single and a walk, while Ramirez added a double. Ramirez would have hit two home runs if not for a strong wind blowing in from right field.
Sioux City expanded the lead to 3-0 in the seventh when Peter Barrows hit a two-run home run to left field off Canaries reliever Chris Green.
Yusuke Inoguchi had two hits and a run scored for Sioux City, while Pounds doubled twice.
Explorers' reliever Chris Bodishbaugh pitched a perfect ninth for his second consecutive save.
Game three of the four-game series is 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Sioux Falls Stadium. The first 500 fans in the ballpark receive a "Birds are Back" T-shirt, compliments of Auto-Owners Insurance. The game will be broadcast on Sioux Falls Sports Radio KWSN 1230-AM, 98.1-FM and www.kwsn.com.
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