SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls Pheasants brought the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 14-game winning streak to end on Wednesday night while snapping their own four-game losing skid with a 5-3 victory. Inheriting a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning, four Pheasants relievers combined to shut out Fargo-Moorhead to salvage the finale of the three-game series in front of 2,179 fans at Sioux Falls Stadium. Jack Van Luer, Dan Cooper, Kyle Mertens and Cody Evans all pitched scoreless innings as starter Mitchell Clegg picked up his 5th win of the season. The Pheasants bullpen has allowed just one run in the last seven games (21 innings pitched). Their collective season ERA is just 3.34. Cooper ran a scoreless streak to 15 innings over 11 appearances, and Kyle Mertins lowered his season ERA to a miniscule 1.15. Jared Bolden broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a bunt single that scored Nick Judkins and opened the door to a four-run rally. Cesar Nicolas launched a two-run, sun-aided double, and Cory Morales drove in a run with a two-out single.
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