SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Cory Morales’ bloop single gave the Sioux Falls Pheasants a walk-off, 3-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at Sioux Falls Stadium. The Pheasants took three of four games from Lincoln and pulled their record to .500 (8-8) for the first time this season in front of 2,008 fans. Tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning with runners at second and third, Morales dropped a game-winning single in between three Saltdogs fielders in shallow right. Al Quintana scored the winning run easily from third. Most of the contest was a pitcher’s duel. Pheasants starter Mitchell Clegg (1-0) pitched eight strong innings for his second straight quality start. He allowed only two runs on eight hits, striking out five and walking one. Lincoln starter Ryan Sheldon countered with six innings, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out six Pheasants batters. Dan Cooper (1-0) earned the win for the Pheasants, tossing a 1-2-3 10th inning, striking out one along the way. Cody Evans also pitched a perfect ninth. Johnny Kaplan extended his hitting streak to 16 consecutive games for the Pheasants with a single in the 5th inning.
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