WINNIPEG, Manitoba. – After watching an early, large lead evaporate, the Sioux Falls Pheasants rallied to beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 15-9 on Saturday night at Shaw Park. The Pheasants (30-36) plated six runs in the second inning and two more in the third for an 8-1 advantage, but Winnipeg (38-28) scored three in the third and tied the game with four runs in the fourth. They overtook the Pheasants 9-8 with an unearned run in the sixth. But Sioux Falls answered with a 5 run 7th inning to take the lead for good. Alan DeRatt’s start for the Pheasants yielded eight Winnipeg runs and lasted 3 2/3 innings, but Barry Fowler (1-0) sparkled in relief and earned his first win of the season. He tossed the final 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run on three hits. The Pheasants collected 21 hits total, including four doubles and Cesar Nicolas’ leadoff home run in the second, his ninth of the year. The Pheasants twice sent 10 men to bat in an inning for their biggest offensive output of the year. Every Sioux Falls hitter had at least two hits. Ridge Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Al Quintana was 3-for-5 with three RBI. Cory Morales was 2-for-6 with four RBI. Sioux Falls’ victory was the first of the year in Winnipeg after five previous losses. It snapped a six-game losing streak and evened the three game series at one apiece. The two teams wrap up the series this afternoon.
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