FARGO, N.D. - The Sioux Falls Pheasants used a two-run home run in the top of the eleventh to win 4-2 and spoil the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks home opener in front of a sell-out crowd of 4,707 at Newman Outdoor Field. The Pheasants began the top of the eleventh with a groundout by Jared Bolden then a walk by Cesar Nicholas. With one out, Cristian Guerrero hit a two-run homerun over the left field fence to give the Pheasants a two run lead which would lead to the eventual 4-2 score. Both starting pitchers were successful in their outings. Phesants starter Allen DeRatt pitched six innings only allowing three hits and no runs with six strikeouts. RedHawks starter Jake Laber gave up eight hits and one earned run in 5.2 innings pitched. Earning the win for Sioux Falls was Kyle Mertins who picked up his first decision of the year. RedHawks reliever Tyler Herron pitched the eleventh inning and picked up the loss giving up two-earned runs which gives him a 0-1 record on the season. Game two of the series in tonight in Fargo.
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