Sunfish Defeat Pierre In Inaugural Home Opener

Sioux Falls defeats Trappers 6-1 at Ronken Field
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 11:10 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Though it took 533 days to play their first home game, it proved to be well worth the wait when the Sioux Falls Sunfish finally did take to Ronken Field.

Playing in their first ever home game the Sunfish scored six unanswered runs to defeat the Pierre Trappers 6-1 in Expedition League play on Friday night on the campus of Augustana University.

Founded in December of 2019 to play in the summer college baseball league, but forced to sit out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunfish got a big day from Tanner Wilson in the home opener. He went 1-2 with a pair of RBI, a run scored and two walks. Zeph Hoffpauir led the Sunfish with two hits while Declan Beers and Sioux Falls native Ganin Thompson each drove in a run as well.

Matt Hess pitched seven innings and allowed just two hits and an earned run.

Thomas McKenna went 2-3 at the plate for the visiting Trappers while starter Ryun Cross took the loss despite allowing just one earned run and striking out seven over five innings.

The series continues tomorrow night in Pierre with the next three games in the capital city.

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