Ely hits pair of homers but Birds fall 8-6 at Fargo
Canaries maintain 2-1/2 game lead for spot in championship series despite the loss
FARGO, ND (Dakota News Now) -Andree Ely’s first home run of the night gave the Canaries an early 1-0 lead to start the game Thursday night in Fargo. And when Mike Hart belted a 2-run HR in the second inning it was 3-1 Sioux Falls. But Leo Pena’s “inside the park” HR in the 4th turned out to be huge. It gave the Redhawks a 5-3 lead which grew to 8-4. Logan landon knocked in a run for Sioux Falls. And then in the 9th Ely connected again with a man aboard for his second homer of the night. But that was as close as the Canaries would get, losing 8-6
They return home to the Birdcage for their final 3 home games of the season against Chicago. Milwaukee won Thursday night so the Birds are 2-1/2 out of first. But they are also 2-1/2 ahead of 3 teams with 26-28 records. The Canaries are 28-25. The top 2 teams advance to the best of seven championship series for the American Association title. Sioux Falls will finish up the regular season on the road at Chicago.
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